2. AdventurelandAltoona Iowa Adventureland is a family-owned amusement park in Altoona, Iowa . It is marketed as featuring over 100 rides, shows and attractions. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
3. John Wayne Birthplace & MuseumWinterset Marion Mitchell Morrison , known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed The Duke, was an American actor and filmmaker. An Academy Award-winner for True Grit , Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades.Born in Winterset, Iowa, Wayne grew up in Southern California. He was president of Glendale High class of 1925. He found work at local film studios when he lost his football scholarship to the University of Southern California as a result of a bodysurfing accident. Initially working for the Fox Film Corporation, he appeared mostly in small bit parts. His first leading role came in Raoul Walsh's widescreen epic The Big Trail , which led to leading roles in numerous B movies throughout the 1930s, most of them in the Western genre. Wayne's career began in 1930 with Raoul Wal... From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
4. Grotto of the RedemptionWest Bend Iowa The Dickeyville Grotto is a series of grottos and shrines in Dickeyville, Grant County, Wisconsin, United States. It is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 151 and Highway 35. Most of the site's concrete structures are covered in shells, stones, tiles, wood, glass, gems and geodes donated by area parishioners. The site is visited by 40,000 to 60,000 visitors per year. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
5. Roseman Covered BridgeWinterset The Roseman Covered Bridge is a historic covered bridge in Winterset, Iowa. It is prominently featured in the novel The Bridges of Madison County, as well as its film adaptation. It was built in 1883 over the Middle River, and renovated in 1992. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
6. High Trestle TrailAnkeny High Trestle Trail is a rail trail running from Ankeny to Woodward in central Iowa. The recreation trail opened on April 30, 2011. It is a paved recreational trail that runs through the Polk, Story, Boone, and Dallas counties. The trail's name is derived from a former 1913 bridge that spanned the Des Moines River between the towns of Madrid and Woodward. Conservation board directors and the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation estimate that more than 3,000 people use this trail each week. The trail is a major component of a planned pair of 100-mile loops that will meet near Des Moines. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Danish Immigrant Museum, Elkhorn and Kimbalton, Iowa
Dan goes to Elkhorn and Kimbalton to take in the history and tastes of Denmark and visits the Danish Immigrant Museum and Danish Windmill.
Home For The Holidays: Mason City, Iowa
The Snowball Drop Was One Fun Event of Mason City's Home For The Holidays on November 30, 2013.
The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen
The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Little Mermaid statue is by far the most famous mermaid statue in the world, and turns 103 years old, on August 23, 2016.
Included in this video is historical information on the inspiration for this mermaid statue, including the famous story by Hans Christian Andersen, the ballet version of the story with ballerina Ellen Price, the admirer and sponsor Carl Jacobsen who commissioned the statue and gave it to the city of Copenhagen, the sculptor Edvard Eriksen and the model Eline Eriksen, and the copies of the statue around the world.
There are half-size, three-quarter-size and full-size copies of the Little Mermaid Statue in Piatra Neat (Romania), Brasilia (Brazil), Copenhagen (Denmark), Charlotte Amalie (Virgin Islands), Shenzhen (China), Madrid (Spain) and 6 copies in the United States - Greenville (Michigan), Kimballton (Iowa), Glendale (California), Salt Lake City (Utah), Solvang (California) and Greenwich (Connecticut).