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Glacial Lakes & Prairie Escapes

Many of the celebrated natural resources in our region were the creation of glaciers nearly 12,000 years ago. As a result, when the last glaciers retreated, lakes, marshes, rich soils and diverse plant and animal life remained.

Though the prairies, wetlands, and water formations have been altered over time, what beauty remains should be enhanced and preserved for generations of residents and visitors of the region.

Featured Escape

Clay County Fair

The Clay County Fair is “The World’s Greatest County Fair” by presenting blue-ribbon competition, world-class entertainment and innovative exhibits in a safe family atmosphere, while also providing year-round facilities for entertainment and events.

Featured Escape

Kings Pointe Waterpark Resort

Kick up your feet in one of Iowa’s finest resorts. King’s Pointe offers everything you need for a unique vacation: indoor and outdoor waterparks; spacious suites and cottages; al fresco dining and fire pits; and even a mini-golf and nine-hole golf course across the street. Come see why we’re called “the pointe of family fun.”

Types of Escapes


Conservation Centers

Cultural Sites


Historic Preservation

State Preserves