Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: Grundy County Barn Quilts

Posted by Emma Johnson on 4/20/17 10:00 AM

Nothing is quite as relaxing as taking a leisurely drive on a country road. Pretty scenery, windows down, and good music on the radio makes for a special afternoon. This spring, when you need to unwind a bit, take a trip to Grundy County to see their unique Barn Quilt Project that’s been in the works since 2003!

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Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: Tulip Time Celebration

Posted by Emma Johnson on 4/18/17 10:00 AM

Central Iowa has a deeply rooted Dutch heritage which means you don’t have to travel far if you live anywhere in the midwest to get a clear idea of the traditions and customs held by Dutch people. This spring, on May 4-6, plan to attend the 82nd annual Tulip Time Celebration, in Pella!

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Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: Jump 'n' Easter Egg Hunt

Posted by Emma Johnson on 4/13/17 10:00 AM

Spring time often leaves us with inconsistent weather, making outdoor fun hard to plan for during this time of year! Easter is this weekeknd, and if you’d rather not cover up the kids’ Easter garb with a big coat during the egg finding festivities, plan a visit to Pump It Up, in Urbandale, for their Jump ‘n’ Easter Egg Hunt!

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Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: Bass Pro Shop's Easter Event

Posted by Emma Johnson on 4/11/17 10:00 AM

If you haven’t properly celebrated Easter yet, it’s not too late! You still have a few days to plan your springtime fun, and Bass Pro Shops, in multiple locations around Iowa, has you covered! Visit this weekend for an unforgettable Easter celebration!

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Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: Living History Farms

Posted by Emma Johnson on 4/6/17 10:00 AM

Sometimes we need a change of pace from the hustle and bustle of modern life. When you want to escape a bit, and gain some education too, visit Living History Farms in Urbandale, Iowa!

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Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad

Posted by Emma Johnson on 4/4/17 10:00 AM

If you have an interest in trains or locomotive history, or if it excites the younger members of your family, a visit to the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad is a must-do! Put a trip here on your spring/summer bucket list!

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Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: Blank Park Zoo

Posted by Emma Johnson on 3/30/17 10:00 AM

After a long winter spent indoors, we’re craving outdoor time! If you’re looking for a place to explore this spring, plan a trip to Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines! You’ll encounter some amazing animals, interactive exhibits, and you’ll learn something new while you and your family have fun! Blank Park’s mission is to inspire an appreciation of the natural world. They accomplish this through education, conservation efforts, and through periodic recreational activities held at the zoo.

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Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: King's Pointe Waterpark Resort

Posted by Emma Johnson on 3/28/17 10:00 AM

If you’re staying put for spring break, but still want to experience a getaway, plan a trip to King’s Pointe Waterpark Resort, in Storm Lake, Iowa, making it just a short drive from most of Iowa’s major metropolitan areas. Here, you’ll get all the fun without the long drive!

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Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: State Historical Museum of Iowa

Posted by Emma Johnson on 3/23/17 10:00 AM

Each state in America has a unique history and offers a unique contribution to the country as a whole.  If you call Iowa home, or if you'd like to learn more about the state while you're passing the heartland sometime, make a visit to the State Historical Museum of Iowa!

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Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: Iowa 80 Trucking Museum

Posted by Emma Johnson on 3/21/17 10:00 AM

With spring break on the horizon, you may be looking at hours in the car as you travel to your final vacation destination. Why not make the most of the road trip, and plan some interesting stops along the way? If you’re travelling though Iowa on I-80, make a pit stop at the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum for a unique peek at trucking history!

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