Iowa’s Only Island City: Sabula

At only one mile long and a quarter mile wide, Sabula is completely surrounded by water with the Sabula Lakes along the city’s west side and the Mississippi River surrounding all other sides. But the city was not always an island, not until the The Army Corps of Engineers constructed Lock and Dam No. 13 […]

Iowa: Almont Tap…Fun in a Cornfield

Painted red in contrast to the surrounding corn stalks, the Almont Tap, a well-known, small town bar and grill, proudly displays its adopted slogan “Fun in a Cornfield” on its exterior wall.  Local patrons will be quick to recommend the massive burgers, which are a smart choice not only for the quality but to provide […]

St. Louis, Missouri: Gateway Arch

At 630 feet, the Gateway Arch is the tallest man-made national monument in the U.S. The tram ride through the arch to the top takes approximately 4 minutes. Thankfully, during the journey up there is a narration playing that explains the history of the arch, which is a welcome distraction from the fact that you […]