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
Whether you’re a devoted fan, or just want to experience your first performance, head to south central Iowa to hear... 06:02
The golden age of motorcycle road racing spans 50-some years –starting back in the 1930s. Vintage cycles still race... 06:35
Join Dan as he lobs a few balls on one of the few grass tennis courts in the U.S. This one is just outside Charles City. 06:16
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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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These episodes of Iowa's Simple Pleasures with Dan Kaercher aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.
- Episode #506
- Harvester Golf Course, Redwood Steakhouse, South East Iowa Art Tour, Mason City (#505)
- Scenic City Empress Riverboat, Clay County Fair, Drake Restaurant, Jester Park (#504)
- Skydiving, Lake City, Bily Clock Museum, Broadbent Distillery (#503)
- Geocaching, Little Swan Lake Winery, Saturday in the Park, Augusta Restaurant (#502)