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Best of Iowa

During his long career as an editor and writer, Dan Kaercher crisscrossed the Midwest region. After returning to his home state of Iowa, he always found a renewed sense of pride in this extraordinary state. Join Dan as he searches for the best of Iowa. He visits some of the treasures he found on previous road trips, and uncovers some new gems. From rich natural areas to one-of-a-kind food stops to tributes to Iowan's heritage, Dan spotlights some of the best that Iowa has to offer.

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Jaarsma Bakery, Pella, Iowa

posted on August 10, 2011

Jaarsma Bakery, Pella, Iowa
Dan Kaercher learns to make a Dutch letter at the Jaarsma Bakery in Pella, Iowa. Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public... 01:29 Play Video

Maytag Blue Cheese, Newton, Iowa

posted on August 10, 2011

Maytag Blue Cheese, Newton, Iowa
Dan Kaercher visits the Maytag Blue Cheese Farm in Newton, Iowa. Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series... 01:30 Play Video

Lincoln Café, Mount Vernon, Iowa

posted on August 10, 2011

Lincoln Café, Mount Vernon, Iowa
Dan Kaercher samples presidential cuisine at the Lincoln Café in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public... 01:39 Play Video

Villages of Van Buren County

posted on August 10, 2011

Villages of Van Buren County
Van Buren County in southeast Iowa has no stop lights and no large retail chain stores. The Villages of Van Buren County are 12 historic communities known for their charm and character. From Main Street diners to bed and breakfasts to historic... 03:16 Play Video

Iowa Great Lakes

posted on August 10, 2011

Iowa Great Lakes
What do you get when you combine miles of beaches, great fishing, swimming and boating all on 15,000 acres of water? It’s the Iowa Great Lakes. And it’s one of the state’s top water playgrounds. Dan Kaercher, host of Best of Iowa, has... 04:46 Play Video

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