Relax in amazing Iowa
From cornfields to towering skyscrapers, and surf to buffalos, there’s a diverse world to experience right in Iowa. There’s a lot of adventure awaiting your RV. We delve into some of the fascinating destinations in Iowa, including a bridge that’s one hundred thirty feet high, and a house so haunted you may want to bail out before the night is through. Fasten your seatbelts and grab your security blanket, because Iowa is taking us for a wild ride!
Start your trip with a little terror
If you’re a dark tourist, then you’ll love visiting Villisca Axe Murder House. A family was murdered in their home while they slept. The mystery remains a cold case. This grim historic destination offers daylight tours and overnight stays where guests claim to have paranormal experiences that will haunt them for the rest of their lives.
If you’re a novice ghost hunter, be in for a wild night as there’s always something guests find that goes bump when the sun goes down. While the price tag for a stay may be pricey, the ghoulish midnight hour is priceless.
An aquarium and museum in one
That last entry was a little dark, but this entry is full of life and wonder. National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium has seasonal exhibits to delight all members of the family. Their conservation work is known worldwide, and they’re always ready to teach you about the animals they work hard to save. Their animal exhibits feature a wide selection of species from snapping turtles to the Giant Pacific Octopus. If the hours of operation aren’t long enough to satiate your love of the aquatic life, you can book an overnight stay and see the aquarium by night!
Take a stroll along a bridge like no other
For those who love hiking, biking, or horseback riding, you’ll enjoy the High Trestle Trail. In times past, the trail was part of a railway system carrying goods through central Iowa. Once the railway stopped being used and started to fall into disrepair, donations and private funding rolled in to make it into the glory it is today.
The best part of the 10-mile trail is the trestle bridge that’s been transformed into a work of art. At the height of 130 feet, raw steel and lighting encircle the bridge striking awe into the hearts of all who wander the path. Come during the day to see the bridge and return at night when the lights are shining for a breathtaking view of the exhibit and the reflection on the water.
Intrigued? We thought you’d be. The Devonian Fossil Gorge was once completely submerged under a prehistoric ocean, and it wasn’t until 1993 that part of its ancient past came to light. With terrible flooding, history was uncovered, right beneath civilian feet.
In 2008 more flooding exposed the site for what it was: the burial ground of creatures that existed 375 million years ago. Now visitors from all around the globe can stroll down prehistoric memory lane.
A garden under glass
If you’re a fan of botanical gardens, Vander Veer Botanical Park should be on your bucket list. Features at the garden change throughout the year, but no matter when you visit, the floral installments and towering glass enclosure are sure to spark awe.
The garden was first established in 1885 and has delighted guests with beautiful arrangement ever since. With more than 33 acres of foliage, you’ll definitely get your fitness in. Speaking of fitness, there’s a special .9-mile lap installment just for the healthy-minded individual.
Wow. With so much adventure, we sure hope you kept up. Don’t get left behind because of mechanical issues. If your RV is down on its luck and needs some immediate help, our RV mechanics are waiting for your call. They will help you locate the problem and will even stay on the phone with you while you fix it! Don’t pay more than you have to on repairs. Get our virtual mechanical diagnostic before you take to the road.