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Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#104)


Experience the beautiful bike trails of Southwest Iowa; be a kid again at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines; learn about Iowa’s growing wine industry; and search for a buffalo herd near Fredericksburg in Northeast Iowa. Hosted by Dan Kaercher.

Wabash Trace Nature Trail: Page County and Mills County
If biking is one of your favorite activities, then the Wabash Trace Nature Trail should be on your to-ride list! Dan got the inside track on what Outside Magazine hails as one of the nation’s “prettiest trails,” and he found a unique stop along the way.

Blank Park Zoo: Polk County, Des Moines
The Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines is the perfect size for an afternoon family outing. Dan got a personal tour and a chance to feed some of the animals!

Fireside Winery: Iowa County, Marengo (others)
Iowa's wine industry is booming. Dan stopped at a few notable vineyards to take a look, and a taste, for himself.

Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch: Chickasaw County, Fredericksburg
Buffalo have inhabited the United States for over 100,000 years and are considered an American icon as Dan learned during this historical and spiritual visit to Chickasaw County.

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Tags: animals bicycles Blank Park Zoo buffalo Chickasaw County Dan Kaercher Des Moines Fredericksburg industry Iowa Iowa County IowasSimplePleasures Marengo Mills County Page County Polk County tourism travel vineyards wine

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