Taking in the sights of Fall in the Midwest

We usually seek out a specific area for Lisa’s annual Midwest “leafing.” However, this year, we thought we’d stick around home and check out the Omaha area and combine it into a “Fall in the Midwest” theme. As nature would have it, not only did we check out the fall foliage action in our hometown, […]

‘Top of Iowa’ center welcomes visitors to North Iowa communities

Iowa has some unique rest stops. They go above and beyond the basic accommodations a person may expect to encounter. Iowa has a dozen or so along Interstates 35 and 80 that can follow under the category of tourist attraction. A stop on Interstate 80 may have a large energy windmill blade on display, with […]

Music Man Square honors Mason City native Meredith Willson

“76 Trombones led the big parade.” That classic song from the movie musical “The Music Man” jumped inside my head when we visited Music Man Square in Mason City. It’s the hometown of the musical’s writer, Meredith Willson. Music Man Square is located to Willson’s childhood home, just a few blocks from downtown Mason City. […]

Mason City, Iowa – home to ‘The Music Man’ and more

“Well, ya got trouble, my friend. Right here, I say trouble right here in River City.” Anyone who has seen the movie or watched the musical knows these words are from the musical “The Music Man.” Robert Preston portrayed the lead character in the movie, Harold Hill. Shirley Jones and Buddy Hackett also starred. The […]

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