It's going to be a great year to travel!
I am done talking about how bad 2020 was; time to focus on 2021. There are tons of new and exciting things happening in Iowa this year and I have the perfect tool to help you plan.
Print off this free planning sheet. Simply write in one answer for each of the questions and voila; you’ll have a year of fun mapped out in a few minutes!
New in Iowa in 2021
Need some help coming up with ideas for your printable travel planning sheet? Catch the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees game at the Field of Dreams movie site in August or groove out at the newly transformed Highlander Hotel in Iowa City.
Watch for the all-new Lauridsen Skatepark, one of the largest in the nation, to open in Des Moines this spring. Just off I80, at the Amana Colonies, is the brand new Hotel Millwright. This hotel is a destination in and of itself and will host mill tours.
Ponder a nationally acclaimed art exhibit at Reiman Gardens in Ames which will feature life-size origami or travel through eastern Iowa to enjoy Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects Lego exhibit at the Muscatine Art Center. Visit the Cedar Rapids Art Museum to view the largest Grant Wood art collection in the world or head north for The World’s Greatest Spring Break in Waterloo.
A few new favorites
We were able to visit several new places last year before all of the restirctions. Make sure to add these awesome Iowa locations on your printable travel planning sheet!
Hansen’s Dairy Farm in Husdon is the perfect stop to learn about cows and pet kangaroos. That’s right! Up close and personal with these hopping friends.
Hansen’s Dairy is a 7th generation, a 150-year-old working dairy farm in eastern Iowa just south of Cedar Falls. They take pride in providing high-quality wholesome food products and offering educational opportunities.
Passionate about sharing their love for farm life, four different types of farm tours are provided during the warm weather months.
The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library highlights the fascinating short history of these two countries making it easy for students to grasp.
Wickiup Hill Learning Center, also located near Cedar Rapids, is a free (or small fee), a nature-focused gem that is comparable to a well-deigned children’s museum. Plan for several hours.
You’re sure to find new and exciting things no matter where you are traveling in Iowa this year. Grab a planning sheet and look forward to a fabulous 2021. Happy New Year!