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Sample Itineraries

Whether you are looking for a 1-day or multi-day trip, the sample itineraries below will make planning your next tour to Central Iowa a breeze. There's a little bit of everything to experience when you bring your group to Central Iowa. For additional assistance contact us at 800-285-5842 or groups@iowatourism.com.

Ag Tours - Ames & Iowa State University
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Description: Known around the world for its groundbreaking research, Iowa State University is a leader in agriculture and animal science.  Pick from a variety of state-of-the-art facilities & explore the agricultural side of Iowa.
Ag-Venture In Iowa
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Description: A 3-day tour of Des Moines, Story City, Iowa Falls, Waterloo, Fredericksburg and Hudson.
Ag-Venture in Iowa - 2
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Description: A 2-day tour of ag highlights in Des Moines, Woodward, Ames, Newton and Indianola
Ames - Sample Tours
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Description: Agricultural & wineries, arts & culture, and horticulture & gardens, Ames and the surrounding area has a full menu of options waiting for you!
Barn Quilts of Grundy County
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Description: Iowa's original barn quilt tour featuring Grundy Center, Beaman, Conrad, Holland, Morrison, Reinbeck and Wellsburg.
Beyond Beliefs Tour
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Description: Join us on our tour of diverse houses of worship.  Discover history, meaningful traditions and unique architecture on this tour developed by the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC).  Your guided tour includes transportation and lunch.  Cost for 2013 tours is $30/person.  Call 515-277-6969 extension 16 for more information.


Check website for tour dates.  Tours can also be arranged and customized for motorcoach groups. 
Cars, Boats, Tractors, RV's... Oh My!
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Description: A 2-day tour featuring Mason City, Clear Lake, Charles City and Forest City
Children of All Ages
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Description: Planning a trip with your children or grandchildren?  Still young at heart? Join us for a fun-filled 2-day trip to Des Moines!
Covered Bridges of Madison County
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Description: A 2-day tour of Winterset and Madison County
Creative Creations
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Description: A 2-day tour of Marshalltown and Gladbrook
Iowa Sports Heritage Tour
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Description: Experience the rich sports heritage of Iowa on this 2-day tour
Let the Good Times Roll in Hamilton County
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Description: Farm/Barn Quilt, Art/Cultural and Historical Tour options including Webster City, Williams, Stanhope, Stratford & Jewell
Mason City Holiday Tour
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Description: It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas in Meredith Willson's hometown!
Music...Memories...Wright here in Mason City
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Description: A 3-day tour of Mason City
Non Stop Summer Fun
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Description: Ready, set, go!  Spend 2 fun-filled days in Des Moines with this exciting itinerary
Prairies to Tulips
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Description: A 3 Day/2 Night Newton & Pella Tour
Southeast Iowa: Inspirational Historic Region
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Description: This 4-day tour takes you through Wapello, Davis, Appanoose, Monroe, Keokuk and Mahaska Counties
The Good Ol' Days
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Description: A 2-day tour of Marshalltown, Gladbrook, Tama & Haverhill
The Race is On!
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Description: A 2-day tour of Marshalltown, Gladbrook and Tama
Through the Footsteps of Time: Iowa Heritage
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Description: A 3-day tour of Iowa's rich heritage from the 1800s through today featuring Des Moines, Pella, Kalona and the Villages of Van Buren.
Through the Years: Iowa's History & Heritage
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Description: A 2-day tour of Des Moines
Visiting the Past of Pella & Newton
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Description: A 3-day tour highlighting the heritage of Pella and Newton
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