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Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#101)

Take a relaxing cruise on Clear Lake; try the hands-on agricultural activities in Independence; get close to nature at the Whiterock Conservancy near Coon Rapids; and fancy some fantastic pastries at the Ivy Bake Shoppe in Fort Madison. Hosted by Dan Kaercher.

Lady of the Lake: Cerro Gordo County, Clear Lake
If you don’t own a boat there are still ways to get out on the water and enjoy a summer evening. Dan took a cruise in Cerro Gordo County that was a boatload of fun!

Heartland Acres and Agribition Center: Buchanan County, Independence
Iowa is the nation’s leader in agriculture so it’s only fitting that Iowa boasts a museum dedicated to teaching youngsters about our great state’s number one industry.

White Rock Conservancy and White Rock Resort: Guthrie County, Coon Rapids
If your goal is to feel close to nature, and get an education at the same time, this spot in Guthrie County is great for a relaxing weekend get-a-way.

The Ivy Bake Shoppe & Café and Kingsley Inn: Lee County, Fort Madison
Join Dan for a visit to a charming hotel on the banks of the Mississippi. Then follow the smell of fresh baked pastries to the Ivy Bake Shoppe for a real treat.


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Tags: agriculture boats Buchanan County Cerro Gordo County Clear Lake cooking Coon Rapids cruise Dan Kaercher education food Fort Madison Guthrie County hotels Independence industry Iowa IowasSimplePleasures Lee County museums resort tourism travel water Whiterock Conservancy


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