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Let’s take a drive and explorer some of Iowa’s back country. You never know what surprises await!
Our first pull off is the Kloubec Koi Fish Farm. Located on an 80 acre farm near Amana, this pond complex is one of the largest in the USA. Who doesn’t enjoy watching fish as they swim around. Learn about the breeding and care of these beautiful fish.
Our next back road discovery is the Cedar Ridge Winery and Distillery in Swisher. This family owned business was the first licensed distillery in Iowa since prohibition. They grow and harvest 5000 grape vines to make their award winning wines and use local corn to produce their Bourbon Whiskey. Make plans to visit their tasting bar.
Cedar Rapids is our next destination with a stop at the National Czech & Slovak Museum. This Iowa treasure has on exhibit works of Internationally renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly, Venetians Collection. A must see event for art lovers!
Just across the street is the Czech Village, ‘some walking required’. It has a variety of small shops to visit and Sykora’s Bakery.
Let’s get back on the road and travel through the rolling hills to Anamosa. There we will find one of the most unique restaurant destinations in Eastern Iowa.
Teddy’s Barn & Grill is situated in an old dairy barn overlooking miles of open sky. Enjoy dinner in the stunning hay loft ‘Stairs - No Elevator’ admiring the barn’s original wood rafters and arched roof.
Enjoy a day of exploring and new discoveries!
Iowa's Back Road Discoveries
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