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Arrowhead Park
Arrowhead Park
Fishing in Neola, IA USA
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Fishing, Camping, Cabin Rentals, Canoe & Paddleboat Rentals Just one mile off the Interstate 80 at the Neola exit, Arrowhead park features a 17 acre fishing lake with boat ramp, equal access fishing dock and seasonal bait sales. Canoe and paddle boats are rented by the 1/2 hour, half or full day.


Bentonsport Historic District
Bentonsport Historic District things to do on a rainy day in Iowa
Historic Site in BENTONSPORT, IA USA

artisan, historic village Small village with working artisans, historic buildings and bridge set among a county park. Visit quaint shops with antiques, hand made crafts, quilt shop or fudge/sandwich shop.

Blank IMAX Dome Theatre
Blank IMAX Dome Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Des Moines, IA
Imax Theatre in Des Moines, IA USA


Bluedorn Science Imaginarium
Bluedorn Science Imaginarium things to do on a rainy day in Waterloo, IA
Science Museum in Waterloo, IA USA

Curiosity. We all have it. About life. About others. About ourselves. The Grout Museum District in Waterloo, Iowa, offers five distinct museums to discover our past, present and future, and your place in it.

Botna Bend Park
Botna Bend Park
Boating in Hancock, IA USA

Camp, See Bison & Elk Herds, Canoe & Kayak the Nishnabotna Botna Bend park is a favorite for campers who enjoy a small-town atmosphere. The park is equipped with a modern shower house, dump station, forty 30 amp electric sites, tent camping, playground, picnic shelters, and plenty of shade trees.


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


Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show
Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show things to do on a rainy day in Des Moines, IA
Theatre in Des Moines, IA USA

Interactive Murder Mystery Show complete with a 4 course mea The Dinner Detective is the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show in the United States. We are now running public and private shows in cities across the country every week. Our immensely popular shows are set in the present day.


Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show
Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show things to do on a rainy day in Cedar Rapids, IA
Theatre in Cedar Rapids, IA USA

Interactive Murder Mystery Show complete with a 4 course mea The Dinner Detective is the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show in the United States. We are now running public and private shows in cities across the country every week. Our immensely popular shows are set in the present day.

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.

Family Museum of Arts And Science
Family Museum of Arts And Science things to do on a rainy day in Davenport, IA
Science Museum in Bettendorf, IA USA

Bringing children and families together around shared interests and with the community, its people, and places as a backdrop for exploration and discovery.

Farmers Market
Farmers Market
Food Tour in Charles City, IA USA

Fresh produce, honey, flowers and fun. Come pick out your farm fresh vegetables, fruit, honey, flower and eggs. The season will run Saturday, May 6th through Saturday, October 14th. Hours are: Saturday's 9am - 12N & Wednesday's 3:30pm - 6pm. See our Facebook page for updates and events.

George Wyth State Park
George Wyth State Park
Nature in Waterloo, IA USA

295 acres of lakes, river access, hard trails and soft trails. George Wyth State Park offers nature lovers endless opportunities including campground, 295 acres of lakes, Cedar River access, hard trails and soft trails. Swimming beach.

Grout Museum of History and Science
Grout Museum of History and Science things to do on a rainy day in Waterloo, IA
Museum in Waterloo, IA USA

Pretend you're a pioneer. Reach for the stars. The Grout Museum of History and Science features permanent and continually changing exhibitions of area history, regional flora and fauna, and the only public planetarium in Northeast Iowa, which holds weekly shows.

Indian Creek Nature Center
Indian Creek Nature Center
Recreation in Cedar Rapids, IA USA

áExhibits, indoor honeybee hive, maple sugar house, public programs, events and giftshop. Weekdays 9am-4pm, Sat. 11am-4pm, or by appointment. Trails open any daylight hour. Enjoyá4 miles of trails through prairies, woodlands and wetlands. Exhibits, indoor honeybee hive, maple sugar house, public programs, events and giftshop.

Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo
Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo things to do on a rainy day in Waterloo, IA
Recreation in Waterloo, IA USA

Full service casino with attached hotel Home to hot gaming action with video poker, slots, table games, and poker room. Live music and three restaurants and a bakery onsite. 195 rooms.

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.

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 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.

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Best Places to Stay in Iowa


Baymont Inn & Suites Bellevue
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From $71 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.
Hampton Inn Orange City
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From $116 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.
Hilton Garden Inn Cedar Falls Ia
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From $100 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Sioux Center
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From $127 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.
Super 8 Knoxville
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From $53 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.

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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