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Dan Kaercher (Series Host)


Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures is a new series produced by Iowa Public Television that highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see, and taste, right here at home.

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Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#102)

posted on May 2, 2014

Full Program: Travel to Cedar Rapids to take in a Kernel's game; climb to the top of a giant treehouse in Marshalltown; visit a flower farm in Madison County; and take a relaxing canoe ride down the North Raccoon River near Sac City. Hosted by Dan... More »

Vintage Motorcycle Racing, Davenport, Iowa

posted on July 11, 2013

The golden age of motorcycle road racing spans 50-some years –starting back in the 1930s. Vintage cycles still race at the Antique Flat Track Motorcycle races in Davenport. More »

Des Moines Metro Opera, Indianola, Iowa

posted on July 11, 2013

Whether you’re a devoted fan, or just want to experience your first performance, head to south central Iowa to hear the sounds of opera music. For a few magical weeks each summer, Des Moines' Metro Opera comes to life right here at the Blank... More »

Grass Tennis Court, Charles City, Iowa

posted on July 11, 2013

Join Dan as he lobs a few balls on one of the few grass tennis courts in the U.S. This one is just outside Charles City. More »

Augusta Restaurant, Oxford, Iowa

posted on July 11, 2013

You don’t have to travel very far to get both a taste of New Orleans AND an award-winning Iowa staple: a pork tenderloin sandwich. More »

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