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Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#106)

Satisfy the need for speed at a dirt oval in Southwest Iowa; indulge in the famous 20-ounce Gunderburger; experience great water fun in Storm Lake; and visit one of our great state parks near Forest City. Hosted by Dan Kaercher.

Adams County Speedway: Adams County, Corning
Feel the need for speed? Dan found it in Adams County where the dirt oval is the place to be on Saturday night.

The Irish Shanti: Clayton County, Gunder
If a giant hamburger is what you’re craving, look no further! Dan took his appetite to The Irish Shanti in Gunder for the biggest burger this side of the Mississippi!

Storm Lake: Buena Vista County, Storm Lake
Storm Lake is probably one of Iowa’s best-kept secrets. Dan got a glimpse of all this great town has to offer including the new King’s Pointe Resort for a wild, waterpark adventure!

Pilot Knob State Park: Hancock County, Forest City
Iowa boasts nearly 100 state parks. Dan traveled to Pilot Knob near Forest City to experience the park’s natural setting. While there, he learned about how the pioneers looked to this elevated spot to get their bearings which in now marked with a unique stone tower.


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Tags: Adams County Buena Vista County Clayton County Corning Dan Kaercher food Forest City Gunder Hancock County Iowa IowasSimplePleasures nature parks racing restaurants Storm Lake tourism travel water


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