Feeding the Spirit: Northwest Iowa

Immerse yourself in the art and culture of Northwest Iowa - and save room for some delectable treats along the way!

 

Grotto of the Redemption, West Bend
Nine separate Grottos compose the largest collection of precious stones and gems found anywhere in the world. Each Grotto depicts a scene in the life of Christ, making this stop something you'll never forget. While at the Grotto, make sure to stop at the Christmas Chapel to marvel at the world's largest amethyst.

 

Santa Maria Vineyard & Winery, Carroll
Awake your senses with a unique old-world style urban winery, tasting bar and restaurant. Midwest Living Magazine rated Santa Maria as one of their "Top 10 Places to Eat in the Midwest."

 

Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor & Museum, Le Mars
It's the sweetest place on Earth! The parlor offers an ice cream bar and historical photos, interactive kiosks and exhibits.

 

 

Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, Sioux City
Hike to the top of a prairie ridge, learn about what's underneath a prairie, go nose-to-nose with live bees and discover rare plants and animals at this family-friendly nature center.

 

Trinity Heights, Sioux City
Feel at peace with this 80-acre oasis. Stand under the towering statues of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary and see a life-size woodcarving of Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper.

 

Old-Tyme Candy Shoppe, Sioux City
The Palmer Candy Company created the popular candy bar, Twin Bing, in 1923. Stop in and try the candy that made Sioux City famous!

 

 

Mid-America Museum of Aviation & Transportation, Sioux City
See an exciting collection of military, commercial and general aviation artifacts. Plus, classic vehicles dating from 1917 to 1975, a tribute to Col. George (Bud) Day and a United Flight 232 display. All in a new 30,000 square foot museum located at the Sioux Gateway Airport.

 

Sioux City Public Museum, Sioux City
Newly-constructed, this museum features 10,000 square feet of exhibit space. From local Native American artifacts dating to 1000 AD to flight wreckage from Flight 232, you're sure to find plenty to do and see.

 

Bring a Group!
This itinerary is available as a 5-day group tour with guided tour stops, dining, lodging and transportation assistance. Learn more on the Iowa Group Travel Association's website.
 

 

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