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Iowa Whitewater

Looking for a little excitement in life? Iowa is home to three Whitewater parks.  These three parks are all found in the northeast quadrant of the state: Elkader, Manchester, and Charles City. Iowa’s three Whitewater courses are great places for families to be active while exploring the great Iowan outdoors.  Whitewater rafting is the perfect excuse…


Iowa Artist Honoring Heroes on the Homefront – Freedom Rocks

Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II, a born and raised Iowan, is the artist responsible for the original Freedom Rock, and the Freedom Rock Tour.  Freedom Rocks are large stones that Ray brings to life through painting, honoring and remembering service men and women.  Ray got the idea to start the Freedom Rock while watching the first half hour of Saving…


Iowa Outdoor Aventures

Is Iowa really just a flyover state, with nothing but corn and beans?  Although the corn and beans are great, Iowa has a lot more to offer than just agriculture. I am going to highlight two incredible state parks in the Hawkeye state that provide the opportunities for adventure, exploration, and possibly a little physical activity, all while remaining…


What is Explore Iowa?

Hello, and welcome to Explore Iowa!  Through this blog I will promote the beauty and excitement of all things Iowa.  My name is Nick Moorehead, and I’m currently a junior at the University of Northern Iowa. I am interested in bettering the state of Iowa through connecting people to organized events and activities throughout the state….