Two weeks ago I saw proof of tourism’s impact here when I visited two Iowa attractions - one very small and rather unknown destination and another attraction that is making a name for itself as one of Iowa’s true vacation gems.
|Matthew Edel Blacksmith Shop|
|Lobby of Honey Creek Resort|
Tourism is a huge economic engine across America, and no one can argue that Florida, California and New York are major destinations. But Iowa is home to our own diverse mix of attractions, events, natural resources, restaurants and lodging properties that on any given day delight visitors from around the region, nation and world.
Next time you’re traveling Iowa, I encourage you to check out the license plates in the parking lot or thumb through the guest book. I think you’ll be surprised with what you find.
Shawna Lode, Iowa Tourism Office