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Grass Tennis Court, Charles City, Iowa (#501)

Grass Tennis Court, Charles City, Iowa (#501)

posted on July 11, 2013 at 11:45 AM

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 Read More »
Clay County Fair, Iowa (#504)

Clay County Fair, Iowa (#504)

posted on July 11, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Every year there are more than one hundred county fairs held in Iowa. In fact, some counties even host more than one. One of the largest is northwest Iowa's Clay County. 05:44 Read More »
Harvester Golf Course, Rhodes, Iowa (#505)

Harvester Golf Course, Rhodes, Iowa (#505)

posted on July 11, 2013 at 11:23 AM

The Harvester Golf Course offers a course where no two holes are the same. 05:40 Read More »
All Ability Cycles, Jefferson, Iowa (#506)

All Ability Cycles, Jefferson, Iowa (#506)

posted on July 11, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Find a bicycle to fit your needs no matter what your challenges might be --- then head off on some of Iowa’s more than 12-hundred miles of trails. 06:12 Read More »
Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#506) (#506)

Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#506) (#506)

posted on July 5, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Full Program: Come along with host Dan Kaercher as he visits some western Iowa farms for lavender cookies and aronia berry wine, takes in the sights in one of Iowa’s oldest River communities, finds a bike to fit the needs of most anyone, no matter what their... Read More »
Danish Immigrant Museum, Elkhorn and Kimbalton, Iowa (#501)

Danish Immigrant Museum, Elkhorn and Kimbalton, Iowa (#501)

posted on July 2, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Dan goes to Elkhorn and Kimbalton to take in the history and tastes of Denmark and visits the Danish Immigrant Museum and Danish Windmill. 06:24 Read More »
Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#503) (#503)

Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#503) (#503)

posted on June 12, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Full Program: Get a birds-eye of Iowa with some skydivers, visit the artisan community of Lake City where many aging buildings have been renovated into captivating visitor stops, take your time viewing a northeast Iowa collection of masterfully made clocks,... 28:00 Read More »
Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#505) (#505)

Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#505) (#505)

posted on June 10, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Full Program: Host Dan Kaercher discovers how Iowa’s landscape and rich history compliment a championship golf course in Rhodes, samples the dishes at one of Iowa’s grand old steakhouses in Anita, drives the country roads of southeast Iowa to visit several... 28:45 Read More »
Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#504) (#504)

Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#504) (#504)

posted on June 10, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Full Program: Host Dan Kaercher explores Iowa activities and soaks up the limestone bluff views on a river cruise in Iowa Falls, enjoys the tasty food at Mississippi River restaurant The Drake in Burlington, takes in the sights at Iowa’s largest county fair... 28:45 Read More »
Birding on the Mississippi, Allamakee County, Iowa (#303)

Birding on the Mississippi, Allamakee County, Iowa (#303)

posted on April 25, 2011 at 4:52 PM

The Mississippi Explorer riverboat took Dan Kaercher and many others on a cruise to see the migration of tundra swans resting on the Upper Mississippi river on their way south for the winter. A naturalist was on board to help spot some of the other... 04:43 Read More »
Ballroom Dancing, Woodward, Iowa (#301)

Ballroom Dancing, Woodward, Iowa (#301)

posted on April 25, 2011 at 4:28 PM

Open since 1931, the Lake Robbins Ballroom in Woodward has had its share of famous artists, including the Dorsey Brothers, Louis Armstrong, Pat Boone and Bobby Vee. Dan Kaercher was able to learn a few dance steps reminiscent of those used at this... 05:16 Read More »
Bev's on the River, Sioux City, Iowa (#206)

Bev's on the River, Sioux City, Iowa (#206)

posted on April 25, 2011 at 4:18 PM

Dan Kaercher finds a great place along the Missouri river to dine on everything from country fried steak to lamb wellington to pork osso bucco. It's Bev's on the River in Sioux City. Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa... 04:17 Read More »
Spring Lake Roller Rink, Jefferson, Iowa (#301)

Spring Lake Roller Rink, Jefferson, Iowa (#301)

posted on April 25, 2011 at 2:09 PM

Strap on a pair of skates and limbo on the historic open-air roller rink in Greene County as Dan Kaercher learns it's not always easy to be mobile on wheels. Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations,... 05:34 Read More »
Sidney Championship Rodeo, Sidney, Iowa (#304)

Sidney Championship Rodeo, Sidney, Iowa (#304)

posted on April 21, 2011 at 8:43 AM

The Sidney Championship Rodeo boasts "The Greatest Show on Dirt" as cowboys rope calves, wrestle steers and ride bareback broncs. In existence since 1923, the rodeo entertains more than 38,000 visitors a year in the tiny southwestern Iowa town of... 05:11 Read More »
Disc Golf, Forest City, Iowa (#204)

Disc Golf, Forest City, Iowa (#204)

posted on April 21, 2011 at 8:43 AM

Dan Kaercher learns there are two kinds of golf games: the traditional "ball" golf and the golf game played with "discs." Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks,... 06:51 Read More »
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