10 Things to Do in Iowa with Kids

Last Updated on July 23, 2013 by Jody Halsted

Ramsey Farm, Lesanville, Iowa
At Ramsey Farm, Lesanville, Iowa near Mt. Ayr

What do you imagine when you hear the word Iowa?  Quite possibly the image above is how you imagine my entire state.

Thanks to Trekaroo for letting me share my ‘Top 10 Iowa’ list.  You might be surprised what is on it…

“Is this Heaven?”

No, it’s Iowa.”

Iowa?  I could have sworn it was heaven.”

Those lines from the movie Field of Dreams resonate with many Iowans, both native and transplanted.  But beyond our borders, many see us as a “fly over” state, or worse, confuse us with Idaho or Ohio.  It wasn’t long ago- the mid 1800’s- that Iowa was considered quite advanced and the “last civilized stop” before pioneers began their treks along the Oregon or Mormon Trails.

Though Iowa is a very rural state, where pigs outnumber people and corn grows tall, visitors are surprised by the unique opportunities to be found across the state.

Read Top 10 Things to Do in Iowa at Trekaroo…


Find even more fun in Iowa and the rest of the Midwest on Family Rambling’s Destinations page!

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