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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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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 »

Saturday in the Park, Sioux City, Iowa

posted on July 11, 2013

Since 1991, this annual outdoor music festival in northwest Iowa has grown to attract 50,000-some visitors and many big name musicians. More »

Little Swan Lake Winery, Dickenson County, Iowa

posted on July 11, 2013

Buffalo, wine and a bed and breakfast in a grain elevator may sound like an improbable combination. But you'll find they all fit together beautifully here at the Little Swan Lake Winery in Dickenson County. More »

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