See a 60-foot tower made from hundreds of wagon wheels

See a 60-foot tower made from hundreds of wagon wheels

At the age of 90, local farmer L. J. Maasdam started welding them together his collection of wagon wheels. Today, the Wagon Wheel Sculpture stands 60 feet tall and contains over 200 wheels and is a worth a quick detour to find. Where is the J.L. Maasdam’s Wagon Wheel Sculpture located? It’s located just off…

Get your NASCAR racing experience at the Iowa Speedway

Get your NASCAR racing experience at the Iowa Speedway

“There’s really no way to prepare you for what happens on the first corner.” That was the most frequent response when I interviewed family members who participated in the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. The experience lets fans choose to drive or ride along in a NASCAR on a…

How to find clusters of monarch butterflies at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge

How to find clusters of monarch butterflies at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge

Wouldn’t you love to see hundreds of monarch butterflies clustered together? It happens all across Iowa every September and some folks are lucky enough to have it happen right in their own backyard. However, if you’re like me, it doesn’t happen in my personal backyard, but it is available to me with just a short…