Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: DIY Art Studios

Posted by Emma Johnson on 2/14/17 10:00 AM

Valentine's Day often brings with it a pressure to plan a stellar date.  If you’re still looking for inspiration for tonight, look no further! We’ve got you covered! There is something special about being creative alongside your date, and when you can combine an imaginative activity with music and wine, it becomes super fun and romantic!

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Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: The Science Center of Iowa

Posted by Emma Johnson on 2/9/17 10:00 AM

Even with spring on the horizon, the weather outside can still be frightful! When the days are cold and blustery, but you feel in the mood for an adventure, bundle up your crew and head to the Science Center of Iowa for some awe inspiring entertainment and lots of learning!

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Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: High Trestle Trail

Posted by Emma Johnson on 2/7/17 10:00 AM

While spring hasn't officially sprung just yet, we still get the occasional mild day from time to time which is refreshing and energizing!  If you and your family are looking for a way to burn off steam after a long winter spent indoors, put a visit to High Trestle Trail on your list of places to explore!

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Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

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

They say everything’s better with bacon, and if that’s true, that means the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival is the best event around! On February 18th, head to Des Moines for a festival dedicated to the most delicious cut of meat there is!

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Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: Maquoketa Caves State Park

Posted by Emma Johnson on 1/31/17 10:00 AM

Our lives are stressful and busy, and sometimes the best way to rejuvenate can be to get outside and surround yourself with the natural world. If you’re feeling like you need an escape that’s not too far from home, plan a visit to Maquoketa Caves State Park! You’ll get the chance to learn, explore, and refresh!

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Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: Iowa Aviation Heritage Museum

Posted by Emma Johnson on 1/26/17 10:00 AM

Aviation is something that fascinates men and women of all ages. No matter how familiar it has become, there's still something magical and mysterious about the way an aircraft lifts off the ground and soars through the air above us! There is a rich history in the field, from the first flight, to commercial airlines, to military use. If you’re a plane enthusiast, or if you’re just looking to learn more, take a trip to the Iowa Aviation Heritage Museum, located at the Ankeny Regional airport!

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Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum

Posted by Emma Johnson on 1/24/17 10:00 AM

In American tradition, beginning in 1933, former presidents are honored with a presidential library and museum which seeks to inform the public about the highlights of their presidency and provides public access to materials, books, and artifacts. The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum sits on the grounds of the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch, Iowa, and is a significant draw for the region.

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Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop

Posted by Emma Johnson on 1/19/17 10:00 AM

There's nothing that evokes memories of childhood quite like candy! Picking up your old favorite treat in the grocery store check-out line is fine, but it's even more fun and nostalgic when you can peruse your old, lesser known, favorites in a quaint candy store, brimming with sugar and delicious treats! Yum!

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Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: Iowa Baseball Museum of Norway

Posted by Emma Johnson on 1/17/17 10:00 AM

Baseball is America’s favorite pastime, and no matter where you go in the country, you can find a little piece of baseball history.  While it may not feel like it outside, spring training is just around the corner, which means soon, baseball is back!

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Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium

Posted by Emma Johnson on 1/12/17 10:00 AM

The Mighty Mississippi, which runs almost directly through the middle of our nation, was, and still is, a critical part of American commerce and agriculture. As one of America’s longest rivers, it’s been an important part of people’s lives, since before the land was even settled. Today, we still recognize the importance of this resource, and as a way to honor the history and educate about the future, the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium exists!

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