Iowa's Simple Pleasures with Dan Kaercher
Solsma's Punkin Patch, Bluff Lake Catfish Farm, Hobo Museum & Festival, Wilton Candy Kitchen (#406)
Iowan and experienced traveler Dan Kaercher sparks our desire to get out and see more of Iowa as he showcases some of our best simple pleasures. This episode finds fall fun at Solsma’s Punkin Patch in northwest Iowa, discovers a homey atmosphere at the Bluff Lake Catfish Farm restaurant, reveals the fascinating history of hobos at the Hobo museum in Britt and digs into some sweet treats at Wilton Candy Kitchen. [28 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
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
Some days Dan Kaercher just longs for an old-fashioned treat from an old-fashioned soda fountain. And he knew right... 05:46
A Hobo's life is transient – but the life and history of the hobo is forever honored in just one place – the north... 06:18
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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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