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    Default Spyder Web in Iowa

    My suggestion for East Iowa any one chime in for possible stops.

    Big Arm we need some western Iowa stops have any?

    1. Sutliff bar and grill east central Ia. along Cedar River North of Iowa City.

    2. Balltown Ia. just a real cool Mississippi River Bluff town

    3. J&P Cycles headquarters in Anamosa Ia. there's a museum in Anamosa and this is where the Co. was founded neat place.

    4. Amana Colonies lots of history and a tourist destination.

    5. Sabula Ia. a stop there, its a good bike town across river for Savannah Il. the home of Mr. Poopy's. Where Il. could have a stop directly across river.

    6. Iowa City Iowa You all could see the most screwed up town in Ia. College town home of the Hawkeyes, and a community of very non-traditional values.

    7. The Freedom Rock near Greenfield

    8. Little Brown Church, Nashua

    9. The Grotto, West Bend
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    Default That's a good list!

    You hit all the ones I was thinking of... except maybe a stop by John's Ice Cream in Tiffin!
    Thanks for starting this one Jim! This'll be fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jedd View Post
    My suggestion for East Iowa any one chime in for possible stops.

    Big Arm we need some western Iowa stops have any?

    1. Sutliff bar and grill east central Ia. along Cedar River North of Iowa City.

    2. Balltown Ia. just a real cool Mississippi River Bluff town

    3. J&P Cycles headquarters in Anamosa Ia. there's a museum in Anamosa and this is where the Co. was founded neat place.

    4. Amana Colonies lots of history and a tourist destination.

    5. Sabula Ia. a stop there, its a good bike town across river for Savannah Il. the home of Mr. Poopy's. Where Il. could have a stop directly across river.

    6. Iowa City Iowa You all could see the most screwed up town in Ia. College town home of the Hawkeyes, and a community of very non-traditional values.

    The Freedom Rock near Greenfield

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burt View Post
    The Freedom Rock near Greenfield
    Thanks Burt I'll edit list and add it great one

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    Default suggestions

    How aboput the Little Brown Church in Nashua and also the Grotto in West Bend-- they are both unique to our state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iowaspyderlove View Post
    How aboput the Little Brown Church in Nashua and also the Grotto in West Bend-- they are both unique to our state.
    Excellent idea thanks and

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    BigArm we need out west stops buddy
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    Hey, I just seen this thread,
    For Western Iowa, I would have to suggest a trip around Lake Okoboji and Spirt Lake.
    In LeMars, Iowa, one needs to stop at the famous Well's Blue Bunny Ice Cream Shop or a visit to their factory.
    In Sioux City, you could watch the Missouri River coming over the banks or a visit to the Lewis and Clark Welcome Center and Museum. We also have the Argosy Gameing River Boat Casino. Sioux City is also home to Jolly Time Popcorn, Sue Bee Honey, and Palmer Candy Co.
    Futher down the road is Onawa, Iowa with the "Widest Main Street" in the country.
    A stop at Desoto Bend National Wildlife Refuge, near Missouri Valley, Iowa, for all who enjoy watching the geese migration, or a visit to the "Bertrand", the Sunken River Boat Musuem.
    Council Bluffs, Iowa also has several gameing facilities

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    Jedd,
    He in central Iowa we have Adventureland Amusment park. That is in Altoona. Right beside it is Prairie Meadow Horse racing and Casino.

    In Des moines there is the Iowa cubs playing and the Iowa Barnstormers arena football. Also you can see the capitol of Iowa.

    South of Des Moines is Pella a Dutch settlement. In May they have there big Tulip Time.

    I will think of more and let you know.
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    There's also the Covered Bridges in Madison County, around St Charles IA and then there is always John Wayne's birthplace in Winterset IA

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    According to Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, John Wayne was born in her home town of Waterloo.

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    [QUOTE=Big Arm;344280] According to Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, John Wayne was born in her home town of Waterloo. [/QUOT

    Can't you give a pretty girl a break
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    Red face Ready for rides in Iowa!!

    Bought my CanAm last summer....ready to find some riding friends! Council Bluffs area!!!

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    Default Clear Lake

    The Surf Ballroom is a must stop if you are in the area.

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    Anyone in Iowa interested in starting a Iowa Spyder Club? I live in Ames, Ia and just purchased a 2012 Spyder RT Ltd. I am an active member of the American Legion Riders, Post 232, Polk City, IA. I would love to meet more Spyder riders and share some rides with them. I am also a GPS nut and have a National Database of over 10,000 points of interest, mostly historical markers and anything else of interest in Iowa. If there is enough interest in starting a Spyder Club in Iowa we can have a ride in some weekend and meet each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fystldy View Post
    Bought my CanAm last summer....ready to find some riding friends! Council Bluffs area!!!
    Just read this old thread. If you are still around, a small group of us are forming a Western Iowa/Eastern Nebraska chapter of Spyder Ryders of America. I live in Bellevue, NE but go to Council Bluffs a few times each week as I own a hotel there. Let me know if you have any interest. email me at:
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    Default Glenn Miller

    Don't forget the Glenn Miller Museum and Library in Clarinda. Well worth seeing if you love good music.

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    Field of Dreams outside of Dyersville. They are building a new John Wayne museum in Winterset right around the corner from his boyhood home. Jesse James robbed a train outside of Adair. The Barrow gang (Bonnie and Clyde) got shot up at the old Dexter Park which is in between Dexter and Redfield. Des Moines has the Salisbury House, Terrace Hill (Governor's Mansion), Botanical Gardens among other points of interest. There is the Knoxville Speedway. There is a clock museum up NE in the Calmar area. The ride along the Mississippi River is great in the Fall. Tama and Osceola have casinos. Don't know if George the Chili King Drive-in is still on Hickman in DsM. Mt Pleasant has all the steam engines. The old prison in Anamosa gives tours. Don't know if the rodeo is still in Shenadoah, which is also the hometown of the Everly Brothers. Bob Fellows museum is in Van Meter. The original Hy-Vee general store is in Beaconsfield.
    That is about all I can think of right now.

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    Field of Dreams outside of Dyersville. They are building a new John Wayne museum in Winterset right around the corner from his boyhood home. Jesse James robbed a train outside of Adair. The Barrow gang (Bonnie and Clyde) got shot up at the old Dexter Park which is in between Dexter and Redfield. Des Moines has the Salisbury House, Terrace Hill (Governor's Mansion), Botanical Gardens among other points of interest. There is the Knoxville Speedway. There is a clock museum up NE in the Calmar area. The ride along the Mississippi River is great in the Fall. Tama and Osceola have casinos. Don't know if George the Chili King Drive-in is still on Hickman in DsM. Mt Pleasant has all the steam engines. The old prison in Anamosa gives tours. Don't know if the rodeo is still in Shenadoah, which is also the hometown of the Everly Brothers. Bob Fellows museum is in Van Meter. The original Hy-Vee general store is in Beaconsfield.
    That is about all I can think of right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kngfsh27 View Post
    Field of Dreams outside of Dyersville. They are building a new John Wayne museum in Winterset right around the corner from his boyhood home. Jesse James robbed a train outside of Adair. The Barrow gang (Bonnie and Clyde) got shot up at the old Dexter Park which is in between Dexter and Redfield. Des Moines has the Salisbury House, Terrace Hill (Governor's Mansion), Botanical Gardens among other points of interest. There is the Knoxville Speedway. There is a clock museum up NE in the Calmar area. The ride along the Mississippi River is great in the Fall. Tama and Osceola have casinos. Don't know if George the Chili King Drive-in is still on Hickman in DsM. Mt Pleasant has all the steam engines. The old prison in Anamosa gives tours. Don't know if the rodeo is still in Shenadoah, which is also the hometown of the Everly Brothers. Bob Fellows museum is in Van Meter. The original Hy-Vee general store is in Beaconsfield.
    That is about all I can think of right now.
    I'm from Des Moinse and was there 2 years ago and at that time the Chili King Drive-in was still there and as good as always. I plan on making it back there on my new F3 in June, long ways from Idaho but need to break the F3 in somehow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandpaspeed View Post
    I'm from Des Moinse and was there 2 years ago and at that time the Chili King Drive-in was still there and as good as always. I plan on making it back there on my new F3 in June, long ways from Idaho but need to break the F3 in somehow.
    I am from Adel and used to go to The Chili King when I was a kid. The tenderloins were great.

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    Default Spyder Ryders of America-Eastern Iowa Chapter

    A Spyder Ryders of America Chapter is forming in Cedar Rapids. If you have Facebook the Chapter's Message Board is under the name "Spyder Ryder of America-Eastern Iowa Chapter". The first meeting is today (1/31/15) at Metro HD/Can-Am in Cedar Rapids. Another is scheduled for February 21st. I will post information on this Forum in the future.
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    Big F.........I'm still around, but wintering out here in Tucson.........ask me why...
    Hope to meet up with you at Spyderfest.........I've been to everyone, ....and always enjoy meeting new folks.
    See ya there.

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    Great meeting this afternoon at Metro! Looking forward to warmer weather and some group rides.
    Seeing the F3 was awesome! Can't wait to do a test ride!

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    That was fun! Thanks for coming and look forward seeing you again.
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    Great meeting this afternoon at Metro! Looking forward to warmer weather and some group rides.
    Seeing the F3 was awesome! Can't wait to do a test ride!

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