Iowa: An Explorer's Guide

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“Iowa? I could have sworn this was heaven.”—from Field of Dreams

This lively guide—the definitive comprehensive travel guide devoted entirely to Iowa—highlights the events, attractions, lodgings, restaurants, history, and culture that make the Hawkeye State great. Iowans have always known how wonderful their state is; now everyone else can experience the best that this under-appreciated gem has to offer. From railroads and the state fair to art museums and wineries; from cycling...

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Overview

“Iowa? I could have sworn this was heaven.”—from Field of Dreams

This lively guide—the definitive comprehensive travel guide devoted entirely to Iowa—highlights the events, attractions, lodgings, restaurants, history, and culture that make the Hawkeye State great. Iowans have always known how wonderful their state is; now everyone else can experience the best that this under-appreciated gem has to offer. From railroads and the state fair to art museums and wineries; from cycling to golf to spelunking, Iowa won’t fail to surprise and delight travelers.

If you like spending your vacations away from crowds or exploring beautiful, perfect natural landscapes, Iowa might be just what you’re looking for. Author Lauren Rice traveled throughout her home state to find the best it has to offer. Everywhere she went she learned something new—a fascinating bit of local history, a little restaurant serving great homemade food, some terrific tucked-away place to visit—and there are countless other treasures just waiting to be discovered.

As with all Explorer’s Guides, handy icons point out places of extra value, kid-friendly sites and activities, and lodgings that accept pets. Detailed maps and an alphabetical “What’s Where” section help you plan your trip. With this book in hand, travelers will get off the beaten path and into the heart of an authentic, unspoiled place.

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People sometimes confuse Iowa with heaven. Iowa: An Explorer's Guide doesn't promise to complete dispel such understandable confusion, but it does provide the most comprehensive traveler's companion to the Prairie State this side of the Final Great Divide. Lauren Rice delivers a traveler's guide chock-full of miracles.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881508338
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 7/6/2009
  • Series: Explorer's Guides Series
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 312,155
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Lauren R. Rice is a writer, teacher, and traveler with an eye for the strange and an addiction to the open road. When she is not exploring her home state, she teaches writing and sells backpacks and tents. She makes her home in Des Moines, IA.
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  • Posted July 12, 2010

    Well written

    How do you rate a travel book? It's not always one of those kinds of books you just pick up and read and it captures your imagination and you get carried away in it. Some travel books can be dry and flat. NOT this one. Lauren provides her charm and wit to engage her readers in her love for home state of Iowa that makes you WANT to explore what I otherwise thought to be a boring state. I have been to Iowa many times and have actually been to some of the places she writes about. I can say I am intrigued to explore this land a bit more. She writes well and has a knack for finding those must see places. Cannot wait to see what else she brings to the table in future publications.

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