Top 10 Iowa Road Trip blogs posts of 2023

The year 2023 was full of travel and new adventures across the entire state. This was also the third year that I documented most of my travels on the blog

Also read: My Favorite Iowa Road Trips from 2023 and our top 10 Facebook posts of 2023.

So now it’s time to look back on 2023 and take another look at the top 10 most popular blog posts on

#9. 80,000 Christmas lights on one single tree in Hanlontown, Iowa.

13,333 visits. Thanks to the employees of POET Bioprocessing in Hanlontown, this tree is decorated each year with simple white lights. It can be seen from miles away. Visit:

POET Tree in Hanlontown, Iowa

#8. The best rollercoaster roads in Iowa

13,839 visits. Iowa is not all flat. Check out our list of the best rollercoaster roads in Iowa. Visit:

Rollercoaster Road in Allamakee County, Iowa

#7. Exploring Pikes Peak State Park in McGregor, Iowa

15,105 visits. A quick preview of one of Iowa’s most popular state parks that features gorgeous scenic overlooks of the Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers, and miles of trails that also include a natural waterfall. Visit:

Pikes Peak State Park in McGregor, Iowa

#6: Visit Winter Wonderland in Le Mars, Iowa

18,148 visits: This annual holiday lights display is located in Le Mars, Iowa. Visit:

Winter Wonderland in Le Mars, Iowa

#5: When and where to see the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train in Iowa (2023)

22,034 visits. The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train makes its way across the United States and Canada showcasing the holiday-themed train with free music concerts. Visit:

#4: Visit the largest rural Christmas lights display in Iowa!

28,357 visits. Christmas Acres is the largest rural Christmas lights display in Iowa. It’s located about 7 miles west of LeMars, Iowa and has been operating for 27 years. Visit:

Christmas Acres in LeMars, Iowa

#3. How Humphrey Parker’s walking stick became the tree in the middle of the road

48,206 visits. A quick story of the Tree in the Middle of the Road came to be. Visit:

Tree in the Middle of the Road in Audobon and Cass County, Iowa

#2: My favorite level B road in the Loess Hills of Iowa

Ya’ll love backroads and that’s easy to see because this page was visited 62,821 times this year. For most of the year, it was the most popular post on Iowa Road Trip, until Whoville came along. The page was built after I spent a significant amount of time traveling various level b backroads through the Loess Hills in Western Iowa – and this is a list of my favorite backroads. Visit:

Hastie Hollow in Mills County, Iowa

#1: When, where, and who to visit at Whoville, Iowa

65,319 Visits. Whoville was created and is sponsored by JC Huffman Cabinetry and Design Center of Fairfield, Iowa. I believe it was their second year of hosting Whoville and the crowds were drawn to Fairfield to check out the Grinch, Whoville, as well as Santa. Visit:

Whoville in Fairfield, Iowa

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