Iowa's Simple Pleasures with Dan Kaercher
Spring Lake Roller Rink, Antiquing, Rastrelli's Restaurant, Heartland Museum (#205)
Spring Lake Roller Rink: Green County, Jefferson
Strap on a pair of skates and limbo on the historic open-air roller rink in Green County as Dan Kaercher learns it's not always easy to be mobile on wheels.
Antiquing: Pottawattamie County, Walnut
Join Dan Kaercher as he stroll's through an antique shopper's delight. Iowa's designated Antique City of Walnut boasts more than 15 separate antique shops in this town of 900 people.
Rastrelli's Restaurant: Clinton County, Clinton
The name Rastrelli has been synonymous with food since 1939 in the Mississippi river town of Clinton. Join Dan Kaercher in the kitchen as he learns what goes into some of the restaurant's signature dishes.
Heartland Museum: Wright County, Clarion
Join Dan Kaercher as he learns there is more to a stuffed teddy bear than a "hug". Creation of some teddy bears has reached a fine art, explains an Iowa teddy bear artist. And there is even a museum dedicated to that art in Clarion.
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Full Program: Roller-skate at a historic open-air rink in Jefferson; go antiquing in Walnut; dine Italian style in the... 26:21
Full Program: Get a birds-eye of Iowa with some skydivers, visit the artisan community of Lake City where many aging buildings... 28:00
Full Program: Host Dan Kaercher hits the trail to find outdoor treasure using GPS in southwest Iowa, sips some Iowa wine and... 27:47
Full Program: Join host Dan Kaercher as he stops in Charles City to visit one of the few grass tennis courts in the U.S., learns... 28:28
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
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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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Grass Tennis Court, Elk Horn, Kimballton, Indianola Opera, Antique Motorcycle Races, Motorcycle Museum (#501)
Episode Features: 1) Grass Tennis Court – Charles City 2) Elk Horn/Kimballton town profiles 3) Indianola Opera 4) Antique Motorcycle Races in Davenport and Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa Join host... [28 minutes]
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1) Geocaching – SW Iowa 2) Little Swan Lake Winery – Superior, IA 3) Saturday in the Park – Sioux City, IA 4) Augusta Restaurant – Oxford, IA Host Dan Kaercher hits the trail to find outdoor... [26 minutes]
Episode Features: 1) Skydiving – Brooklyn, IA 2) Lake City town profile 3) Bily Clock Museum – Spillville, IA 4) Broadbent Distillery – Norwalk, IA Get a birds-eye of Iowa with some skydivers,... [24 minutes]
These episodes of Iowa's Simple Pleasures with Dan Kaercher aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.
- Skydiving, Lake City, Bily Clock Museum, Broadbent Distillery (#503)
- Geocaching, Little Swan Lake Winery, Saturday in the Park, Augusta Restaurant (#502)
- Grass Tennis Court, Elk Horn, Kimballton, Indianola Opera, Antique Motorcycle Races, Motorcycle Museum (#501)
- Scott Country Special (#507)