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"Veracruz Combo Tour: La Antigua
"Veracruz Combo Tour: La Antigua Cempoala and Quiahuiztlan Ruins""Your day trip from Veracruz begins with hotel pickup by minivan for the approximate 45-mile (75-km) drive up the coast to Quiahuiztlan. When you arrive walk around the archaeological ruins set on a hill with beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico. During its time as part of the Tlaxcala confederation the site was home to Totanac temples plazas and a ballcourt. See what remains and learn about their significance from your guide.Back in your minivan
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Jesse James Outlaw Excursion
"Jesse James Farm Home site is open from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday-Saturday and noon to 4:00pm on Sunday. Excursion includes film about the James Family self-guided museum tour on site and docent guided tour of the James home. The majority of furniture and pictures are family heirlooms. There is an excellent gift shop on site with books and Jesse James related toys games collectibles and jewelry. Tour fee and lunch included. The family is buried in nearby Mt. Olivet Cemetery accessible by car. Jesse James farm is 35 minutes by car from downtown Kansas City Missouri and 45 minutes by car from Kansas City International Airport (MCI)."""
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The Big Ticket Adventure Pass: Minneapolis - Bloomington - St Paul - Mall of America Attractions
"Once you purchase the pass a representative from the Bloomington CVB will follow up with an email with directions on how to obtain your mobile pass using a promo code on their website. Once you exchange the promo code for your passes an email and text will be sent to you immediately. The pass holder simply needs to present their e-ticket (displayed on their phone) to the attractions attendant or if the ticket was printed out show your print at home ticket to the attraction attendant. Once your attraction pass has been acknowledged at the first attraction you will have three days (NOTE: three days does not necessarily mean 72 hours) including that day to visit the six attractions. Each attraction can only be visited once within the three days."""
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More Off The Beaten Path in Iowa

Off The Beaten Path

Iowa 80 Truckstop

This is indeed a random fact--did you all know that the I-80 truckstop is the world's largest truckstop? I recommend stopping there for the sheer stupidity of it--people from miles around come to eat...
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HENRY A. WALLACE MONUMENT - ORIENT

If you visit Independence, then a visit to Truman’s Democratic rival, Henry A. Wallace’s hometown of Orient, Iowa, is giving equal time. Wallace - maybe one of Iowa's most famous politicians - was a...
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Apr 04, 2011

ICARIANS REMEMBERED - CORNING

French communalists relocated here after the closing of their community in Nauvoo, Illinois. They had a 46 year run as a commune here a few miles to the east of Corning, Iowa in the latter half of the...
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Apr 04, 2011

MT PISGAH STATE PARK

Established in May 1846 as a large semi-permanent camp of between 700 to 2000 people to serve as a second way station for Latter Day Saints migrants who were making their way across Iowa en route from...
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Apr 26, 2008

LAMONI - THE REORGANIZATION COALESCES

If you go to Utah or States neighboring around, you will find many communities where the majority of the population is Mormon of the Latter-Day Saints (LDS) version. Lamoni is one of the few...
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Apr 26, 2008

When you get bored of Iowa....

If you have a car you can drive via scenic route to CHicago. It is a nice drive and you will be passing many qute towns on your way. Great history lesson too.Chicago is one of the most beautiful...
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Mar 11, 2008
 
 
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Kaleidoscopes, tye-dye and Byron’s bar

If you think Pomeroy, Iowa is a quiet town in the middle of the prairie with an activity level of- blink an eye and you will miss the town- THINK AGAIN!As a reporter and writer for an Iowa newspaper,...
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Jan 27, 2008

Amana

Six towns that have retained their rual charm and a proud history. Amana is located north of I-80 and offers a look into 19th Century America. The town of Amana is only a few blocks long, but you'll...
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Oct 19, 2007

Silos & Smokestakes Nat'l Heritage Area

The entire northeast corner of Iowa is the a unique area of agriculture in the U.S. I've been through it hundreds, okay a couple dozen, times. In January, it can be bleak and dark. In August it'll...
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Oct 19, 2007

Pine Creek Grist Mill

Click to see the school house and the bridgeOn the way to Muscatine, we went to Wilcat Den State Park to see The Pine Creek Grist Mill and the Melpine SchoolhouseAfter an "interesting" ride on back...
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Jun 02, 2007

St. Donatus Catholic Church and Cemetery

St. Donatus Catholic Church began in 1848 in a log church, and the second church was completed in 1851, but the current church was built in 1858. Its interior burned in 1907, but the exterior was not....
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Jun 01, 2007

Pieta Chapel

At the top of the climb of The Way of the Cross, we were thrilled to find the Pieta Chapel [which is open daily]. It was built in 1885 with funds that were left by Father Flammang and was dedicated in...
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Jun 01, 2007

Outdoor Way of the Cross

One of the reasons that I wanted to visit St. Donatus, Iowa, was to visit The Outdoor Way of the Cross". This Way of the Cross is actually 14 brick alcoves placed in a meandering uphill fashion within...
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Jun 01, 2007

Luxembourg In America: St. Donatus, Iowa

The tiny town called St. Donatus, Iowa is called "Luxembourg in America". It is found nestled in a wooded valley in Jackson County, Iowa. It's about 15 miles south of Dubuque and 12 miles north of...
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Jun 01, 2007

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101 East Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa, 50309, United States
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Exit 225, I-80 Amana Colonies, 2211 U Ave, Amana, Iowa, 52361, United States
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Top Things to Do in Iowa

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Downtown

All around the blocks of downtown Iowa City is lovely outdoor art displayed. The coolest form is displayed on all the outdoor benches throughout the city. Take a stroll and snap some pics. These...
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4th Street Elevator

For the most spectacular view of Dubuque (not to mention neighboring Wisconsin and Illinois, as well as the Mississippi River) go up the Fenelon Street Elevator off of Bluff Street and Fourth Street...
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Botanical Garden

A nice place to escape if the Iowa winters get too much for you. This small Botanical garden is a single large greenhouse featuring tropical plants near downtown Des Moines. Its worth a visit as a...
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General Store

....if only because it's so jam-packed with things to buy that you will probably spend at least a little money there. And yes, what is on sale does look very nice and much of it does seem to be...
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Kalona Cheese Factory

Both Jill and I love cheese; thus, we decided to visit the Kalona Cheese Factory which is located a few miles north of Kalona on Highway 1. Although there is free parking in their on-site parking...
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Wine

Once a month during the warmer months (May-September), you can gather with other fun wine lovers, taste and learn about wines, sample cheeses and party dips, and win door prizes! This outrageous...
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"RURAL NEXUS OF AMERICA"
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"Iowa - Hawkeye State"
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