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Iowa Division of Tourism
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Amana Colonies
"Iowa's leading visitor attraction and National Historical Landmark with over 475 historial sites and buildings, including five museums. The seven villages are spread out for convenient access to the huge farm fields, and they are placed about an hour's ox-cart drive apart. Their names are Amana, Middle Amana, East Amana, West Amana, South Amana, High Amana, and Homestead. Each village is laid out in classic, old-world style, resembling the German "Dorf" of the Fatherland, with one long street and several offshoots. At one end are the barns and sheds, and at the other, the factories and workshops were gathered. On either side are orchards, vineyards and gardens. Each village has its own church, school, bakery, dairy, wine cellar, post office, and general store."
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"a university community which host Odyssey of the Mind in June 1997. The entire Ames community is working hard to be, 'Where the world meets!'"
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"Winner of the GREAT AMERICAN MAIN STREET AWARD and Semi-Finalist ALL-AMERICAN CITY AWARD! Also named the smallest Main Street Community in the United States."
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"Located on scenic bluffs overlooking the Mighty Mississippi. This is a city rich in history, with roots dating back to 1805. The site of Iowa's first territorial capital, Burlington has numerous exciting attractions including Snake Alley, "the crookedest street in the world," and Catfish Bend Riverboat Casino."
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Cedar Falls
"Been to the rapids? Now come to the falls located near George Wyth State Park."
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Cedar Rapids Area Visitor Information
"City of five seasons located mid-point between the Field of Dreams and Bridges of Madison County...."
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Clear Lake
"Site of the annual Buddy Holly Tribute. The Tribute has been held annually at the Surf since 1979 to commemorate the Winter Dance Party held at the Surf in 1959. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson played their final concerts at the Surf before their deaths in an airplane accident just north of Clear Lake."
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"A nostalgic area."
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Council Bluffs
"Visit the Victorian home of railroader General Grenville Dodge, RailsWest Railroad Museum and HO Model Railroad and the Historic Pottawattamie County/Squirrel Cage Jail."
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"In the Heart of NE Iowa. From canoeing to fishing, and from skiing to Nordic Fest in July, Decorah offers the perfect destination spot for recreation and vacation. The local Norwegian-American Museum has been recognized as being one of the outstanding structures of Norwegian-American culture existing in the world, outside of Norway."
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Photo Tour.
Des Moines
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"A trip to Dubuque can set you wandering, as you hike, bike, downhill and cross-country ski, and antique shop. Or pondering as you visit historical and art museums, tour Victorian architecture, and run bases at the Field of Dreams movie site. And it can also set you for life. Hit the jackpot when you visit our proud, pretty river city at our dogtrack or riverboat casino."
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Fort Dodge and the
City of Fort Dodge
"a vibrant, growing community located in north-central Iowa."
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Fort Madison
"Also known as the Riverbend Region, the mighty Mississippi changes into the 30,000 acre Lake Cooper."
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Iowa City and Coralville
"like the changing hues of a quilt, the hues of Iowa City and Coralville evolve midwestern-style. Ducks yield to ice skaters and jazz musicians trade places with holiday carolers. From one season to another, one festival to another...It's the best of the Midwest... It's the best of Iowa...It's Iowa City and Coralville!"
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Jones County
"VISIT US! for the time of your life! Like the movie said, 'Is this heaven? No, it's Iowa, Jones County Iowa!'"
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"This city's natural beauty is matched only by its architectural splendor as evidenced by the fine examples of Victorian and various styles found in the historic district and along grand avenue."
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"Keosauqua, the Indian term for 'Big Bend', is a unique blend of historic architecture, natural beauty, small-town values, quaint shops and business opportunity."
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"Considered one of the most stately courthouses in Iowa, the Marshall County Courthouse was designed by the same architect as the State Capitol Building and was constructed in 1884 to 1886. It has retained its original exterior."
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"Ideally located midway between Minneapolis and Des Moines on I-35, Mason City is home to Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture, Meredith Willson, author of "Music Man" and Bil Baird, master puppeteer."
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"Once known as the "Pearl Button Capital of the World", Muscatine, Iowa offers a great historical experience."
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"Explore the history of the washing machine at our museum (Newton is the home of Maytag), soar with the Newton Air Show each year in July or use Newton as a great "home base" as you enjoy our Dutch neighbors in Pella, the sprint cars in Knoxville, the old world charm of the Amana Colonies, the outlet mall in Williamsburg, Prairie Meadows racetrack and casino, neighboring Des Moines or the Bridges of Madison County."
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"The Best Kept Secret in the Midwest - Home of the Mythical University of Okoboji"
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"Visiting Pella is almost like making a quick trip to Holland. Come to Pella and enjoy all the rich Dutch heritage Pella has to offer, by strolling through our Historical Village, founders home, restored Opera House and restored fire station."
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Pella...A Touch of Holland
"Recognized nationally for its history and rich culture, Pella offers visitors and residents Dutch pastries and old world meat markets, European lace and handmade crafts, beautiful tulip gardens, antiques and collectibles, six outstanding recreational facilities, nearly 50 quaint shops, seven museums (including the boyhood home of the legendary Wyatt Earp) and an array of interesting dining and lodging options."
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Quad Cities (Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa and Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline, Illinois)
"Midwest Magic on the Mississippi River"
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Sioux City
"located on the banks of the mighty Missouri River, at the heart of a Tri-State area consisting of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota."
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The Villages of Van Buren
"The . . . rush of life races the blood, but the quiet life restoreth the soul . . . the quiet life is what you will find when you visit the Villages of Van Buren County, in southeast Iowa. Off the beaten path, but near to history, nature and the spirit of America's heartland. Visitors say life in the Villages moves at a slightly different pace, that friendliness is a virtue among residents and that village heritage is sacred ground. The Villages are a unique cluster of towns in Van Buren County. It is simple to relax as you drive through the countryside, picnic in a park, hike the trails, stroll through the shops, enjoy the historic architecture, or relax and take in the solitude and beauty of the surroundings. "
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"You'll find Waterloo filled with fun and activities...historic sites, attractions, sporting events, biking and hiking trails and museums. In addition, there is a wide variety of festivals and special events."
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