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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Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: Des Moines Art Center

Posted by Emma Johnson on 3/16/17 10:00 AM

Whether you have a vast knowledge of art or find yourself seeking some more education in the area, a trip to the Des Moines Art Center will not leave you disappointed! The Des Moines Art Center is a contemporary art museum that offers visitors a look at some amazing works of contemporary art through permanent collections and rotating exhibitions featuring work from both emerging and well-known artists alike. Even the architectural design of the building was carefully planned!

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Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: Maple Syrup Festival

Posted by Emma Johnson on 3/14/17 10:00 AM

Everyone enjoys a tall stack of pancakes with maple syrup for breakfast, but very few of us understand exactly what it takes to get that delicious drizzle from the tree to our plates! It's currently sugaring season, which makes it the perfect time to learn! Head over to the Indian Creek Nature Center this weekend for their Maple Syrup Festival!

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Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: Iowa Cubs

Posted by Emma Johnson on 3/9/17 10:00 AM

Professional baseball isn’t just for the biggest cities in America anymore! In Des Moines, you can get a taste of the big leagues without leaving the state! This spring, make a trip to Principal Park for a AAA baseball experience that’s family-friendly and features both former and soon-to-be big league talent, making for a competitive game that everyone in the family can enjoy. Opening day is less than a month away!

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Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Posted by Emma Johnson on 3/7/17 10:00 AM

Among the many wonderful things that springtime brings with it are flowers and greenery! After a dreary winter, this pop of color brings a welcome change to the landscape! Now, you don’t need to wait for the ground to thaw to get your fill of beautiful plant life! Plan a trip to the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden this spring!

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Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: Leprechaun Chase 10K

Posted by Emma Johnson on 3/2/17 10:00 AM

You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! If you’re still working on plans for the big day, keep the Leprechaun Chase 10K, at Principal Park in Des Moines, in mind this year! You’ll have a great time AND get a workout in!

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Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: Escape Rooms

Posted by Emma Johnson on 2/28/17 10:00 AM

There’s a new trend making everything from kids’ birthday parties and date nights, to corporate team events more exciting and suspenseful…an escape room! An escape room is a physical adventure game where you and other participants are locked in a room and use clues and props within the space to solve a puzzle within a set time limit. In order to be successful you need strong time management, teamwork, and persistence! Even if you don’t make it in time, you’ll still have a blast, and you’ll have stories to share during dinner afterwards! Check out any of the escape rooms below, located all over the state of Iowa, for an energizing activity that’s out of the ordinary and unique! Good luck!

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Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: Field of Dreams

Posted by Emma Johnson on 2/23/17 10:00 AM

Springtime brings a lot of wonderful things we’ve missed over the long winter. Flowers, fresh air, sunshine, and of course, baseball! That’s why a trip to The Field of Dreams baseball field, from the film favorite 1989 best picture winner is the perfect way to spend the day this spring or summer!

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Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: Pappajohn Sculpture Park

Posted by Emma Johnson on 2/21/17 10:00 AM

We've been experiencing an unseasonably warm month, which offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy some outdoor fun!  The next time you're looking for a way to enjoy being outside, check out the Pappajohn Sculpture Park in Des Moines!

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