Take a Trip: Western Skies Scenic Byway

In our first episode of Road Trip Iowa, we took a trip along the Western Skies Scenic Byway, from the rolling bluffs of Loess soil to farm fields dotted with splashes of color, with stops at the many hidden gems along the way. Want to take this journey with us on your next road trip? Use Travel Iowa's itinerary tool to send yourself the perfect route along this byway to experience our episode in person. 

Watson Steam Train and Depot Museum

Watson Station in Missouri Valley is a miniature railroad station run by volunteers.


Loess Hills National Scenic Byway - Mondamin

Stretch your legs on ten miles of hiking trails at the Loess Hills near Mondamin.


Milk & Honey

Milk & Honey in Harlan serves up an authentic farm-to-table dining experience.


Albert the Bull

Albert the Bull has welcomed visitors to Audubon for the last 30 years.


Danish Windmill & Welcome Center

Experience the history of Iowa's Danish pioneers at the Danish Villages in Elk Horn.


Tree in the Middle of the Road

Near the town of Brayton, a strange roadblock has attracted traffic for decades.


Barn Quilts of Guthrie County

In Guthrie County, barn quilts represent much more than colors stamped on old barns.