February 25, 2024


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Iowa Scenic Byway Passport Tour delivers safe way to journey condition amid pandemic

OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) – If you are drained of becoming cooped up in the property this wintertime, the Iowa Tourism Business office has introduced a new, safe and sound way to get out and examine the point out.

It’s referred to as the Iowa Scenic Byway Passport Tour. It is a software built to allow Iowans to take a look at every single landmark the point out has to offer you, all from in just the safety of their motor vehicle.

There are 12 scenic byways across the condition, each with about 10-12 various locations to look at in at. The a person in southeast Iowa is the Historic Hills Byway. Stops alongside this route the Crimson Drop and the Dutch Country General Retailer in Bloomfield, the Antique Airfield in Ottumwa, the American Gothic Household in Eldon, and a number of others.

Jessica O’Riley, from the Iowa Tourism Business office, states she hopes this give can give folks a protected way to get out of the property and also offer you a raise to local companies that are struggling throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

“What’s wonderful about this is that, you vacation at your have convenience degree. If appropriate now, all your snug with is riding in your own car and not looking at any one, you can nonetheless do that. You can nevertheless look at in and however take part. If you are far more snug shopping or browsing any of the points of interest alongside the route, you can do that as properly,” O’Riley stated.

To indication up for the passport, take a look at explore.traveliowa.com. The passport will be emailed or texted to your mobile system. From there, you start traveling. At each spot, you check out-in on your mobile phone. The more spots you check out-in at, the much more bargains and provides you unlock from collaborating corporations.

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