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The Great Iowa Touring Book

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For many people, Iowa is a series of rest stops, gas stops, and places to grab some food as they travel the interstate highways that cross the state. However, if one leaves the major routes and takes to the back roads, there's a lot more to this state than what's seen near the interstate exits. This guidebook has 27 auto tours encompassing urban and rural areas?back roads and byways, well-known and little-known places, the famous and infamous, rivers big and small, great lakes and rare ponds, prairie and forests,...

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Overview

For many people, Iowa is a series of rest stops, gas stops, and places to grab some food as they travel the interstate highways that cross the state. However, if one leaves the major routes and takes to the back roads, there's a lot more to this state than what's seen near the interstate exits. This guidebook has 27 auto tours encompassing urban and rural areas—back roads and byways, well-known and little-known places, the famous and infamous, rivers big and small, great lakes and rare ponds, prairie and forests, plains and hills, old settlements, and brand new communities.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931599351
  • Publisher: Trails Books
  • Publication date: 3/10/2004
  • Series: A Trails Books Guide
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 972,878
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Tour 1 Iowa's Great Northwest 3
Okoboji
Rock Rapids
Blood Run
Hull
Sheldon
Spencer
Emmetsburg
Estherville
Okoboji
Tour 2 A Place Called Siouxland 11
Sioux City
Hawarden
Orange City
Le Mars
Merrill
Hinton
Sioux City
Tour 3 Glacial Lakes, Prairie, and the Biggest Crater No One Has Seen 17
Battle Creek
Ida Grove
Odebolt
Wall Lake
Lake View
Carroll
Lake City
Rockwell City
Storm Lake
Peterson
Cherokee
Battle Creek
Tour 4 Heart of the Loess Hills 25
Modale
Magnolia
Pisgah
Moorhead
Castana
Smithland
Onawa
Murray Hill
Modale
Tour 5 The Valleys of Western Iowa 33
Council Bluffs
Logan
Woodbine
Denison
Charter Oak
Soldier
Moorhead
Pisgah
Missouri Valley
Council Bluffs
Tour 6 The Cultures of West Central Iowa 41
Walnut
Avoca
Griswold
Lewis
Atlantic
Adair
Stuart
Panora
Guthrie Center
Audubon
Gray
Manning
Manilla
Elk Horn
Walnut
Tour 7 Great Tastes, Music, and History--Iowa's Southwest Corner 49
Glenwood
Tabor
Hamburg
Sidney
Shenandoah
Clarinda
Villisca
Red Oak
Glenwood
Tour 8 The Wide Skies in the Center of Southwest Iowa 57
Greenfield
Orient
Creston
Mount Ayr
Lamoni
Bedford
Corning
Greenfield
Tour 9 The Top of Iowa 63
Top of Iowa Welcome Center
Forest City
Crystal Lake
Titonka
Union Slough National Wildlife Refuge
West Bend
Algona
Britt
Clear Lake
Fertile
Manly
Northwood
Top of Iowa Welcome Center
Tour 10 The Rivers of North Central Iowa 71
Mason City
Plymouth
Saint Ansgar
Rock Falls
Osage
Charles City
Nashua
Rockford
Mason City
Tour 11 The Northern Plains 79
Dows
Webster City
Fort Dodge
Humboldt
Dakota City
Clarion
Hampton
Geneva
Ackley
Iowa Falls
Dows
Tour 12 The Central Valley of the Des Moines River and the Lincoln Highway 87
Ames
Boone
Stanhope
Stratford
Dayton
Jefferson
Perry
Madrid
Ames
Tour 13 The Towns and Countrysides of Central Iowa 95
Marshalltown
Union
Eldora
Steamboat Rock
Grundy Center
Gladbrook
Toledo
Tama
Grinnell
Lynnville
Newton
Haverhill
Marshalltown
Tour 14 A Capital Time: In, Through, and Around Des Moines 105
Altoona
Des Moines
West Des Moines
Saylorville Lake
Adel
Van Meter
Winterset
Indianola
Colfax
Altoona
Tour 15 South Central Iowa--the Land of Amish, Mormons, and Coal Miners 113
Osceola
Leon
Allerton
Corydon
Chariton
Williamson
Melcher
Dallas
Lucas
Osceola
Tour 16 A Touch of Dutch, Race Cars, Lakes, and the Land of the Ioway 119
Pella
Lake Red Rock
Knoxville
Albia
Lake Rathbun
Centerville
Oskaloosa
Pella
Tour 17 Little Switzerland 127
Decorah
Bluffton
Burr Oak
Kendallville
Cresco
Lime Springs
New Hampton
Fort Atkinson
Spillville
Decorah
Tour 18 Iowa's Northeast Corner--Where Everything Rambles 135
McGregor
Marquette
Lansing
New Albin
Waukon
Postville
Monona
Froelich
McGregor
Tour 19 The Mississippi River, Hills, and Plains 143
Guttenberg
Clermont
Eldorado
West Union
Arlington
Backbone State Park
Strawberry Point
Elkader
Guttenberg
Tour 20 Dubuque County--Where Modern Iowa Began 149
Dubuque
Balltown
Luxemburg
New Vienna
Dyersville
Cascade
Dubuque
Tour 21 The Twin Cities and Plains of Eastern Iowa 157
Cedar Falls
Waverly
Oelwein
Hazelton
Lamont
Delaware
Hopkinton
Manchester
Quasqueton
Independence
Waterloo
Cedar Falls
Tour 22 Grant Wood Country 165
Cedar Rapids
Marion
Stone City
Anamosa
Wyoming
Stanwood
Mount Vernon
Coralville Lake
North Liberty
Cedar Rapids
Tour 23 The Rolling Hills of East Central Iowa 173
Clinton
Sabula
Bellevue
Maquoketa Caves
Wyoming
Clinton
Tour 24 The Amana Colonies and the Iowa River Valley 179
Amana
Middle Amana
High Amana
West Amana
Blairstown
Tama
Chelsea
Belle Plaine
Marengo
South Amana
Homestead
Amana
Tour 25 City Folks, Country Folk, and One Big River 187
LeClaire
Wilton
West Branch
Coralville
Iowa City
Kalona
Muscatine
Davenport
Bettendorf
LeClaire
Tour 26 Among Iowa's Oldest and Newest Cities--and Everything in Between 199
Ottumwa
Blakesburg
Bloomfield
Drakesville
Keosauqua
Bentonsport
Bonaparte
Donnellson
Lockridge
Fairfield
Eldon
Ottumwa
Tour 27 Rolling Near the Mississippi River in Iowa's Southeast Corner 207
Burlington
Geode State Park
Mount Pleasant
Keokuk
Fort Madison
Burlington
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