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Buffalo Bill Cody Museum of LeClaire
Buffalo Bill Cody Museum of LeClaire things to do on a rainy day in Davenport, IA
Museum in Le Claire, IA USA

Museum of LeClaire history The Buffalo Bill Cody museum features a wide variety of artifacts regarding Buffalo Bill Cody and his Wild West Congress, as well as various artifacts related to the history of LeClaire, Iowa.


Charles City Whitewater Park
Charles City Whitewater Park
Recreation in Charles City, IA USA

Iowa's First Whitewater Park Charles City WhiteWater at Riverfront Park is Iowa's first WhiteWater park built for river enthusiasts. Join us year around for kayaking, canoeing, sup boarding and loads of fun and adventure.

Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX
Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX things to do on a rainy day in Davenport, IA
Imax Theatre in Davenport, IA USA


Des Moines Metro Opera
Des Moines Metro Opera things to do on a rainy day in Des Moines, IA
Theatre in Indianola, IA USA

People from all over perform amazing shows

Effigy Mounds National Monument
Effigy Mounds National Monument
National Park in Harpers Ferry, IA USA

National Monument Prehistoric mounds are common from the plains of the Midwest to the Atlantic seaboard, but only in this general area was there a culture that regularly constructed mounds in the shape of mammals, birds, or reptiles.


Friday Night Live
Friday Night Live things to do on a rainy day in Des Moines, IA
Concert in Indianola, IA USA

Enjoy live music

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum things to do on a rainy day in Iowa
Museum in West Branch, IA USA

Presidential Museum in West Branch, Iowa The Hoover Presidential Museum is one of thirteen such museums operated by the National Archives and Records Administration and tells the life and times of Iowa's only president, Herbert Hoover.

Ice House Museum
Ice House Museum things to do on a rainy day in Cedar Falls, IA
Museum in Cedar Falls, IA USA

Learn the story of ice harvesting in an ice house! This 1921 round structure contains tools once used to cut ice from the Cedar River right nearby. Experience an international industry that brought fresh food to the world, and learn how this once-common business transformed our culture and daily lives.

John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum
John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum things to do on a rainy day in Waterloo, IA
Museum in Waterloo, IA USA

History of John Deere Tractors in Waterloo Iowa Our goal is to engage and educate visitors about the history of tractor and engine design and manufacturing in Iowa's Cedar Valley, and to celebrate employee contributions, customers, and the continuing values of Deere and Company.


Kendrick Sawmill and Manufacturing Tours
Kendrick Sawmill and Manufacturing Tours
Tour in Edgewood, IA USA

Tour Iowa's largest sawmill and it's sister companies. KFP leads guided head set tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30am, by appointment. • Cost is $10/person • Reservations are preferred.

Little Red Schoolhouse
Little Red Schoolhouse things to do on a rainy day in Cedar Falls, IA
Museum in Cedar Falls, IA USA

Tour this 1909 one-room schoolhouse! From the slate blackboard to the potbellied stove, this schoolhouse recalls a time when brothers, sisters, and neighboring children gathered together to learn in a building like this. Imagine the students stoking the fire, reciting their lessons, and singing songs.

Marshall Center School, University of Northern Iowa
Marshall Center School, University of Northern Iowa
Historic Site in Cedar Falls, IA USA

Authentically restored one-room schoolhouse. The Marshall Center School is an active reminder of Iowa's historically prominent role in quality education, the role of the University of Northern Iowa in training teachers, and the shaping of 19th Century America through its rural schools.

National Balloon Classic
National Balloon Classic
Scenic in Indianola, IA USA

Trained pilots fly hot air balloons for enjoyment of others.

National Balloon Museum And U. S. Ballooning Hall of Fame
National Balloon Museum And U. S. Ballooning Hall of Fame things to do on a rainy day in Des Moines, IA
Hall of Fame Museum in Indianola, IA USA

National Balloon Museum And U. S. Ballooning Hall of Fame The National Balloon Museum dedicates itself to providing the public with a comprehensive understanding of ballooning and its history through its exhibitions and collections.

National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum
National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum things to do on a rainy day in Waterloo, IA
Museum in Waterloo, IA USA

The history of the Olympics oldest sport - wrestling.

Palmers Family Fun
Palmers Family Fun
Golf in Waterloo, IA USA

Outdoor activities for the whole family. Go-karts, miniature golf, batting cages, jumping pillow, and driving range. Open March through October.

Palms Theatres & IMAX
Palms Theatres & IMAX things to do on a rainy day in Iowa
Imax Theatre in Waukee, IA USA


Perfect Games
Perfect Games things to do on a rainy day in Ames, IA
Bowling in Ames, IA USA
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Upscale Family Fun, LaserTag, Arcade, Bowling, Gourmet Pizza 24 lanes of bowling, two-story laser tag arena, huge arcade, specialty pizzas. Full service Kingpin Restaurant, daily specials. Friendly service. Check out our website for daily specials and party packages.

Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
Recreation in Arnolds Park, IA USA

Join us for a true pirate adventure! Putt your way through the world of 18th century buccaneers - our award-winning courses take you through mountain caves, over footbridges and beneath cascading waterfalls. Swashbuckling fun for the entire family! For thirty years, our patrons have been testing their skills on our well designed golf holes, experiencing the rush of white water from our sparkling waterfalls and streams, and enjoying our elaborate and lush landscaping.

Putnam Museum of History & Natural Science
Putnam Museum of History & Natural Science things to do on a rainy day in Davenport, IA
Science Museum in Davenport, IA USA

Explore science and history at the region's biggest museum! From a giant screen six stories tall and seven stories wide, a

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Best Places to Stay in Iowa


Hampton Inn Orange City
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From $120 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Hampton Inn & Suites Des Moines Downtown
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From $121 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Coralville
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From $140 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Homewood Suites By Hilton Ankeny
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From $125 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Super 8 By Wyndham Mason City
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From $90 / night.



Best Time to Visit Iowa


The best time to visit Iowa is in the summer and fall. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the low 70's and highs in the low 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Fall temperatures are cold with averages in the mid 40's and highs in the mid 50's. Fall nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's.

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Monthly Temperatures in Iowa


Month Low Avg High
January 10.0 19.2 28.4
February 16.3 25.4 34.5
March 27.2 37.2 47.2
April 38.4 49.8 61.2
May 50.0 61.4 72.7
June 59.9 71.0 82.1
July 64.3 75.0 85.6
August 62.0 72.7 83.4
September 52.6 64.4 76.0
October 40.7 52.3 63.8
November 27.8 37.0 46.2
December 15.5 24.1 32.5

Destinations in and around Iowa to Visit



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