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Welcome to the heart of the Midwest, where Northeast Iowa unveils a world of adventure and discovery for every traveler. From picturesque river valleys to charming historic towns, this region offers an array of experiences that cater to every traveler.

For the nature lovers, our region is a paradise. Hike or bike the trails of Backbone State Park then take in the picturesque waterfall at Dunning’s Spring. Paddle your way down the meandering Upper Iowa River waterways for a unique look at our rolling hills and lush forests.

Gather your friends to explore our charming small towns, each with its own story to tell. Immerse yourself in the region’s Native American roots at Effigy Mounds and our early European settlers at Vesterheim Museum. Visit the grand Montauk Mansion then uncover an industrial legacy at Lidtke Mill. Savor quiet moments at Beadle Park or immerse yourself in the charm of a show at the historic Cresco Theatre and Opera House.

Take in local food and drink at the world renowned Toppling Goliath. Grab a slice at Mabe’s Pizza then partake in a diner flashback at the Barrel Drive-In. Don’t forget to sample delicious cheese curds and ice cream at WW Homestead Dairy. Discover the vibrant craft beer and wine scene where you’ll try new flavors at places like PIVO Brewery, Eagles Landing Winery, and Heaven Boutique Winery.

Whether it’s a weekend getaway, a girls’ trip, a solo adventure, or a romantic rendezvous, Northeast Iowa invites every traveler to explore, embrace, and make memories in this captivating corner of the Midwest. Explore our website to find the perfect activities, accommodations, and experiences to create your unforgettable trip. Welcome to a world of possibilities!