The kids are almost out of school. You're in search of things to do and place to go! But you can't just pick up and take a week off. Where can you go and do something fun in just one day? Fortunately for you, Iowa has plenty! Here are five places you can pack up and spend just one day traveling to, visiting, and then head home from. Start planning!


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    The Field of Dreams

    The Field of Dreams is located near Dyersville. Take the quick drive and enjoy a game of baseball on the very site they filmed the movie! Head to the outfield where yes, you and your dad or son, can 'have a catch.'  Map out your trip HERE!

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    Eagle Point Park in Dubuque

    Eagle Point Park sits high above the mighty Mississippi River on the bluffs of Dubuque. It features plenty of space for a picnic lunch and offers amazing views of the river and it's lock and dam system. You may even catch a glimpse of the many bald eagles in the area too! Get directions HERE!

    Ryan Brainard
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    Maquoketa Caves State Park

    The Maquoketa Caves are a site to see! There are plenty of cool caves to explore...just watch out for the bats! Bring a flashlight and check out one of Iowa's natural wonders! Get there HERE! 

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    Niabi Zoo

    OK...this one is in Illinois but it's just across the border! Niabi Zoo is a moderate sized zoo that's close to home! They've got big cats, endangered animals from the midwest and did we mention you can feed the elephants? Get directions HERE!

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    What list of attractions would be complete without Adventureland Theme Park in Altoona! Get there when the park opens and you've got a full day of rides ahead of you. Not to mention your admission also includes the water park! Don't forget their new coaster 'The Monster' debuts in June! Get directions HERE! 

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