Your favorite 2023 Iowa Road Trips

We recently asked our Iowa Road Trip followers to share their favorite Iowa Road Trips from 2023 – and here are some of the responses we received.

Steven Keen – Finally road the Fenelon Place Elevator in Dubuque this fall

Jason Leete – Seeing the Festival of Trees Parade just before Thanksgiving in Davenport was pretty spectacular!
Sue Zeman Guttin – Larkin Overlook at Yellow River State Forest in Allamakee County, Iowa.
Char Keller Wolfgang – Botna Bend Park in Hancock, Iowa
Shawn Hoffman – Fell In love with Decorah. It’s so beautiful and there’s so much to do. Spent all day discovering new trails and the waterfalls
Dianne Jennings – Bentonsport and Keosauqua, IA to Burlington, IA. This is Lake Lacey.
Jeri Berg – We took a road trip from Council Bluffs to Nashua to attend The Little Brown Church in the Vale. We stayed in the City Park campground. Everyone in Nashua was so nice. We will definitely go back again!
Jackie Lieske – My husband enjoyed the John Deere tractor & engine museum in Waterloo.
Shirley Turner – We camped at a new park for us this year. We stayed at Vulga River during the late fall with the trees changing. Absolutely gorgeous. We enjoyed the area trails at Fayette, Dubuque & Decorah. Iowa is an amazing place with lots to offer.
Jen Wilson – Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend!
Denia Perez – Beeds Lake State Park in Hampton, IA
Betty Clark – Hubby and I drove to Mason City to see the Canadian Pacific Christmas Train. The next night we drove to Le Mars to visit Christmas Acres and Winter Wonderland. The lights were so beautiful and the people were so friendly!

Donna Brummitt – First time to Pella (drove from western Colorado) Dutch Taco! Dutch Burger. And all those TULIPS 
Added stops at Buddy Holly memorial in cornfield and to Bridges of Madison County.
Joni Rentschler – the ghost players game at the Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa
Anthony Furniss – Eden Valley, such a beautiful little refuge with a lot to offer
Michelle Hansen – We enjoyed our first visit to the covered bridges at Winterset, John Wayne Museum, and Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge! Great weekend getaway
Denia Perez – Pella, Iowa
Michelle Hansen – Our favorite yearly sight in Iowa is Christmas City Celebration in Wyoming, IA
Kaylaine Bunnell – Mines of Spain and Palisade Kepler State Park this December. I definitely need a return trip to see fall colors.
Kelley Carman – Pheasant Run Farm, Belle Plain then on to Des Moines to the Iowa State Fair, Living History Farms and Iowa Capitol Building.
Jodi Murr Martin – Stephen’s State Forest
Joy Jebens – Joy Jebens – Joy Jebens – Elk Rock State Park
Kimberly Hemesath – Bus race at Fayette county fair. West Union, Ia

Jeff Williams – Douds, Iowa. Right on the Des Moines River.
Aimee Mickelson Roling – The original freedom rock in Menlo, Iowa
Cryssie Gardner – Annual Anniversary Weekend Trip around Iowa, searching out unique sights to see & do……First Stop in Kelley to receive a call in the retro telephone booth there!

Cryssie Gardner – Road the Rails in Boone….so pretty & fun!

Jen Williams – Burr Oak to the Laura Ingalls Wilder museum!
Angie Gray-Ferguson Visiting the “World’s smallest church “ in Festina
Char Keller Wolfgang – Tree in the middle of the road in Audubon/Cass County.
Annette Peterson – Eagle Point Park in Clinton, Iowa
Mary Ross – The observation deck at Pikes Peak State Park in McGregor, Iowa
Kyle Huck – Traveling Level B roads in the Loess Hills

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