Thrilling rides on land and in a water park – what else could you ask for? Get a bird’s-eye view of the park on Sky Ride, spin around in giant teacups, ride the park’s original wooden coaster and watch your kiddies laugh with glee flying on a pint-sized dragon. One minute you’re floating down a lazy river, and the next you’re flying head-first down the Reef Racer! Kids enjoy a snack at gigantic Petunia Pig, and you can watch the big game and enjoy adult refreshments at the swim-up Sandbar. Find Discount Hotels near Adventureland.
Effigy Mounds National Monument
Visit over 200 ceremonial and sacred American Indian burial sites along the Mississippi River in picturesque Eastern Iowa. If you are visiting during the summer, take a guided tour to Fire Point where you can see conical, linear, compound and effigy mounds. A tour of the museum allows you to explore Indian artifacts up to 2,000 years old. Find Discount Hotels near Effigy Mounds National Monument.
Ledges State Park
Archeologists have dated evidence from this area to about 4,000 years ago. Visitors appreciate the canyons and bluffs, with sandstone cliffs rising 100 feet from the streambed. Hike for a fantastic view of Pea’s Creek “canyon”, pedal the Central State Park Bike Route connecting Ledges with 2 other State Parks, and wander along a unique interpretive trail featuring lichens. Find Discount Hotels near Ledges State Park.