Iowa's Simple Pleasures with Dan Kaercher
Cedar Valley Paddlers Trail, Sugar Clay Winery, Iowa State Capitol, Villages Folk School (#202)
Cedar Valley Paddlers Trail: Blackhawk County
Paddle with Dan Kaercher as he and his canoe partner follow a string of lakes, portage trails and part of the Cedar River that brings them full circle.
Sugar Clay Winery: Fremont County, Thurman
Tucked into the rural Loess Hills of western Iowa is one of the more than 70 licensed wineries in the state. Dan Kaercher checks out the vineyard, learns how the grapes turn into wine, and gets a taste to boot!
Iowa State Capitol: Polk County, Des Moines
There are more than 40 monuments on the state capitol grounds, including soldiers on horseback, a miniature Liberty Bell to ring and a gravesite. Learns where these statues are and what they mean to Iowa's history with Dan Kaercher, as he takes a guided tour of the capitol grounds.
Villages Folk School: Van Buren county, Cantril, Bentonsport, Bonapart
If Dan Kaercher can learn to draw at the Villages Folk School, then most of the rest of us can, too. The class offerings range from traditional arts to blacksmithing to [29 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Full Program: Paddle an urban oasis in Blackhawk county; see wine grow on the vine and have a taste at a vineyard in southwest Iowa;... 28:56
If Dan Kaercher can learn to draw at the Villages Folk School, then most of the rest of us can, too. The class... 05:35
Full Program: Get lost in an amazing autumn maze; explore the all-you-can-eat menu at a scenic spot in Jackson county; learn the... 28:15
In northwest Iowa, Dan Kaercher finds an amazing place -- a corn maze and all things pumpkin. 05:40
Dan Kaercher finds a family-run restaurant in Jackson County that offers a homey atmosphere in the country and... 06:57
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Series Description: Dan Kaercher, founding editor-in-chief of Midwest Living magazine, travels Iowa in search of hidden treasures and out-of-the-way places for Iowans to visit and explore right here at home.
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