Let the wind sweep you across the lake or hear you aloft in a spectacular balloon. Fish at some of the state's largest lakes. Or, catch the sprint car races at the famed Knoxville Raceway. One way or another, this region will take your breath away.
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Casino offers two decks, 921 slot machines and 30 table games. Guests may relax in the comfort of the Lakeside Hotel, which overlooks West Lake and offers an outdoor swimming pool. The resort also offers a convention center, lounge, gift shop, buffet, and steakhouse.Osceola, IA Casinos
Mid-Victorian house with 14 rooms and six closets. Each room is furnished in 1900-1905 period. Also, walk through the country schoolhouse.Lamoni, IA Historic Centers
Nested in the scenic countryside on 12.5 acres of vineyard. Winery tours explore the wine-making process, the history of Iowa's wine industry, and wine pairing. Wine-tasting room, gift shop, special events, live music every Sunday afternoon. One of the largest wineries in Iowa, botting 100,000Indianola, IA Wineries
Meet someone you love at the Bridges of Madison County. Always romantic. Even before Iowa novelist Robert Waller and Hollywood romanticized them. The five historic covered bridges, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, are scattered across the countryside.Winterset, IA Bridges
The 93-acre site is home to the fully restored 1912 Round Barn. The 50-foot diameter barn features a spectacular loft free of support columns, made possible by the unique spider web construction. Also see one-room country school built in 1869 and 1887 country church. Restoration in progress on 1897Allerton, IA Historic Barns