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Video: Iowa's Simple Pleasures with Dan Kaercher

Iowa's Simple Pleasures with Dan Kaercher

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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  • Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#206) (#206)

    Full Program: Enjoy live music, good food and a view of the Missouri river on the terrace of a Sioux City restaurant; dance the night away at one of Iowa's classic ballrooms; board a boat on the Mississippi... 25:09

  • Antiquing in Walnut, Walnut, Iowa (#306)

    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. Hosted by Dan... 04:38

  • Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#205) (#205)

    Full Program: Roller-skate at a historic open-air rink in Jefferson; go antiquing in Walnut; dine Italian style in the Mississippi town of Clinton; check-out a museum of teddy bears designed by an Iowa... 26:21

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

    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... 04:43

  • Ballroom Dancing, Woodward, Iowa (#301)

    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... 05:16

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

    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... 04:17

  • Heartland Museum, Clarion, Iowa (#307)

    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... 05:32

  • Rastrelli's Restaurant, Clinton, Iowa (#308)

    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... 07:52

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

    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... 05:34

  • Disc Golf, Forest City, Iowa (#204)

    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... 06:51

  • Bogie's Steak House, Albia, Iowa (#305)

    If you say "supersize" me, you better mean it, as Dan Kaercher learned when he ordered a grilled entrée at Bogie's Steak House in Albia. Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features... 04:44

  • Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#204) (#204)

    Full Program: Professional cowboys entertain crowds of all ages at southwest Iowa's Sidney Championship Rodeo; experience what was once a great whiskey secret in Templeton; learn to make a hole-in-one in the... 25:30

  • Sidney Championship Rodeo, Sidney, Iowa (#304)

    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... 05:11

  • Templeton Rye, Templeton, Iowa (#305)

    Prohibition of alcohol in the 1920s lead to a boom in bootlegging. Dan Kaercher shares his findings of one of Iowa's most famous whiskey bootlegging activities in Templeton. Hosted by Dan Kaercher,... 05:59

  • Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#202) (#202)

    Full Program: Paddle an urban oasis in Blackhawk county; see wine grow on the vine and have a taste at a vineyard in southwest Iowa; explore the state capitol grounds and learn about Iowa history through... 28:56

  • Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#203) (#203)

    Full Program: Taste an award-winning pork tenderloin sandwich at a Prairie City ice cream shop; bike a trail adorned with art and traverse more challenging off-road trails; flutter with the butterflies at one of... 27:46

  • Hole N' The Wall Lodge, Akron, Iowa (#302)

    If you're planning a group event, such as a family reunion, hunting party, or even a scrapbooking party, why not rent a large private lodge? Get a tour, along with Dan Kaercher, of the Hole 'N... 05:48

  • Decorah Bike Trails, Decorah, Iowa (#301)

    Dan Kaercher finds a diverse bicycle-friendly community, go to Decorah for paved and off-road trails for bicyclists of all skill levels. Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features... 05:45

  • Reiman Gardens, Ames, Iowa (#303)

    Soak up much of nature's beauty with Dan Kaercher as he visits one of the state's larges public gardens, including a stop in the butterfly wing at Reiman Gardens in Ames. Hosted by Dan Kaercher,... 07:22

  • Goldie's Ice Cream Shoppe, Prairie City, Iowa (#308)

    Dan Kaercher learns there's more than ice cream to taste at this small town diner with BIG food. Goldie's Ice Cream Shoppe has an award-winning pork tenderloin sandwich. Hosted by Dan Kaercher,... 05:26

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