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    Seven Spring Road Trips in Iowa

    Iowa is one of the most beautiful states in the country with sights from east to west. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Iowa with these seven road trips, perfect for the warmer weather of spring:

    1. The Iowa Great Lakes
    With beaches and sun, the Iowa Great Lakes are a great road trip destination. You can go boating or participate in any number of water sports. Loads of beachside resorts provide a wide range of amenities.

    2. The Amana Colonies
    The German villages of the Amana Colonies will transport you to a picturesque world. Local shops sell homemade goods – there’s even a woolen mill with products that are famous throughout the state.

    3. Pikes Peak State Park
    Beautiful in all seasons, Pikes Peak State Park comes alive in spring with a breathtaking view of the Mississippi River from the highest point in the park - it’s a steep climb to the top, but it’s completely worth it for the amazing views. If you don’t want such a tough climb, there are many other hiking trails and campgrounds within the park.

    4. The Loess Hills
    Located in the western part of the state, the Loess Hills are a formation of wind-deposited Loess soil covered with prairie grass. They are a unique, beautiful sight and are viewable from the comfort of your vehicle with the option to hike out to several scenic outlooks.

    5. Grotto of the Redemption
    This is the largest man-made grotto in the world and is often referred to as the eighth Wonder of the World. Over 100,000 people visit annually to see the series of nine grottos, each of which portray a scene from the life of Christ. It’s decorated with a huge collection of gemstones such as topaz, jasper and quartz.

    6. Black Hawk Bridge
    Named after Chief Black Hawk of the Sauk tribe, this bridge is sometimes referred to locally as the Lansing Bridge. It boasts an unusual design and is a feat of engineering, making it one of the more unique Mississippi River crossings.

    7. Pella
    This Dutch community is one of the most beautiful road trip destinations in the state. You can experience Tulip Time in the spring, while touring the Vermeer Windmill and strolling by the Molengracht Canal.

    If you’re going to take a road trip to any of these amazing destinations, you’re going to need a great ride to get you there. At Isle Casino Hotel® Waterloo, we’re holding the Road Trippin’ SUV Giveaway! You can win a 2017 Ford® Explorer… the perfect vehicle to take in all the sights Iowa has to offer. Join us for the qualifier drawings to see if you’ll be making your spring road trip in style!

    • Qualifier Drawings Fridays, March 3, 10, 17 & 24 at 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm & 9:00 pm.
    • Qualifiers advance to the grand prize drawing.
    • See complete rules for qualifier information.
    • Guest are responsible for checking at the Fan Club® to see if they have qualified.
    • Qualifiers will be posted at the Fan Club
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