Eastern Iowa

Come and visit Eastern Iowa. Fall has some great farms to pick apples and pumpkins for your holiday pies!. This is the season to see the beautiful autumn leaves on the trees in the state parks.

You can come and stay at Iowa’s historic hotels. Like the Blackhawk Hotel in Cedar Rapids, The hotel has antique furnished with modern amenities, like high speed internet. The Hotel Winneshiek, is one of the the famous hotels, which has multiple dignitaries such as kings and queens and President Barack Obama have stayed.

 

Iowa has beautiful walking and biking trails, Like the High Trestle Trail in Madrid. This isn't just a bike trail - it's an architectural marvel. The main feature is the trail bridge that runs through a canopy of angular metal beams and lights up at night. Several family-friendly establishments along the 25-mile route offer refreshing stretch breaks.

 

Cedar Ridge Winery in Swisher-Sip your favorite grape from a patio nestled among rolling hills of grapevines. The experience is almost as good as the award-winning wines and smooth spirits.

 

PappaJohn Sculpture Park Des Moines Nearly 30 larger-than-life sculptures dot the green 4.5 acre urban park. Pop in your ear buds for a cell phone audio tour. Or set the kids loose in the wading stream that runs through a nearby section of Western Gateway Park. Really, they can play in the water.

 

American Gothic House in Eldon Strike a pose in front of the house that made Grant Wood famous. American Gothic is arguably the most recognized painting in the world and definitely Wood's most famous. Visit the on-site interpretive center to learn the story behind the artwork.

 

Maquoketa Caves State Park Traverse the park's six miles of trails to explore 13 caves naturally decorated by white stalactites and stalagmites. Beautiful in summer sun or blanketed in snow, the park is open year-round. The caves are open April-October.

 

Henry A. Wallace Country Life Center Orient, Let your kids run through the milkweed, chase butterflies and walk rows of garden veggies. Then devour a fresh-from-the-field meal at The Gathering Table restaurant. Now that's a farm-to-table experience.

 

So there are a couple of things to do in Eastern Iowa in the fall Come and check out the beautiful trees and foliage this fall.