Dan and Kim’s guidebook

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Dan and Kim’s guidebook

Food scene

Very popular cafe right downtown for coffee, teas, and seasonal special drinks, along with homemade soup of the day and sandwiches, made with fresh,local ingredients. They are only open until 3pm, Tuesday-Saturday, so take advantage of this place for a pastry and morning drink or a special lunch. You won't be disappointed!
Euphoria Coffee
124 East Elm Street
Very popular cafe right downtown for coffee, teas, and seasonal special drinks, along with homemade soup of the day and sandwiches, made with fresh,local ingredients. They are only open until 3pm, Tuesday-Saturday, so take advantage of this place for a pastry and morning drink or a special lunch. You won't be disappointed!
Downtown West Union. Sports bar with great burgers, special fries and daily specials. Patio seating during the summer!
Tapt Out
122 South Vine Street
Downtown West Union. Sports bar with great burgers, special fries and daily specials. Patio seating during the summer!
Right downtown in West Union. Small but great place to eat if you are in the mood for chinese! Take out available!
China Kitchen
111 South Vine Street
Right downtown in West Union. Small but great place to eat if you are in the mood for chinese! Take out available!
located right on Hwy.150, south end of West Union. Great fajitas!! And other plates to choose from!
Señor cantina Mexican restaurant
located right on Hwy.150, south end of West Union. Great fajitas!! And other plates to choose from!
If you love fresh, locally made frozen yogurt, then you need to make a stop here! There is a Country store that self serves a couple of flavors each day. If you time it right, you might get to catch them making the yogurt through a view window, while taste testing different samples before you decide what you just have to have! This store is tucked behind the big white country home and farm. You can purchase homemade jams, candles, etc. They run on the honor system, so place your money or check in a special box and write down your purchases! Great farm experience just 4 miles west on Hwy 18 from West Union!
Country View Dairy
15197 230th Street
If you love fresh, locally made frozen yogurt, then you need to make a stop here! There is a Country store that self serves a couple of flavors each day. If you time it right, you might get to catch them making the yogurt through a view window, while taste testing different samples before you decide what you just have to have! This store is tucked behind the big white country home and farm. You can purchase homemade jams, candles, etc. They run on the honor system, so place your money or check in a special box and write down your purchases! Great farm experience just 4 miles west on Hwy 18 from West Union!
Great food and awesome owners just up the highway from the cabin! Allowing indoor dining now, in addition to drive-through.
Dairy Queen of West Union
312 West Bradford Street
Great food and awesome owners just up the highway from the cabin! Allowing indoor dining now, in addition to drive-through.

Sightseeing

Located on the south end of West Union. Otter creek runs through and you can do a little hiking, picnic and drive over the road where the creek flows over! Beautiful place to visit!
Echo Valley State Park
9672 Echo Valley Road
Located on the south end of West Union. Otter creek runs through and you can do a little hiking, picnic and drive over the road where the creek flows over! Beautiful place to visit!
Explore along the spring fed creek. Just take Hwy.18, three miles west out of town! This is a beautiful little gem to explore and there is a small playground for children to burn some energy off!
Dutton Cave Co Park
Explore along the spring fed creek. Just take Hwy.18, three miles west out of town! This is a beautiful little gem to explore and there is a small playground for children to burn some energy off!
Is this Heaven, no it's NE Iowa! This absolutely beautiful, 3 story high waterfall is located in Decorah, half hour north of West Union. You can climb the stairs or do a little rock climbing to reach the top of it! It feels like you are in Colorado!
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Dunning's Spring Park
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Is this Heaven, no it's NE Iowa! This absolutely beautiful, 3 story high waterfall is located in Decorah, half hour north of West Union. You can climb the stairs or do a little rock climbing to reach the top of it! It feels like you are in Colorado!
We just discovered this beautiful park, located right in Decorah(half hour north of West Union)! Get your hiking or walking shoes on. There are sights to see along the way, including a cool walking bridge, stone cabin and the river along the trail!
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Phelps Park
613 Park Street
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We just discovered this beautiful park, located right in Decorah(half hour north of West Union)! Get your hiking or walking shoes on. There are sights to see along the way, including a cool walking bridge, stone cabin and the river along the trail!
Don't miss seeing this place in Decorah, half hour north of West Union! Even if you aren't into fishing, it's a great place to check out! There is a pretty, little waterfall, very nice picnic area, 7-8 mile walking/biking trail, alongside and an eagle's nest. Lots to see and explore and it will take up a good part of your day!
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Decorah Fish Hatchery
2321 Siewers Spring Road
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Don't miss seeing this place in Decorah, half hour north of West Union! Even if you aren't into fishing, it's a great place to check out! There is a pretty, little waterfall, very nice picnic area, 7-8 mile walking/biking trail, alongside and an eagle's nest. Lots to see and explore and it will take up a good part of your day!
Located near Elkader, half hour away, is a 6 story limestone flouring mill from the 1860s, right on the Turkey River. Great place to tour on holiday weekends!
Motor Mill Historic Site
28518 Galaxy Rd
Located near Elkader, half hour away, is a 6 story limestone flouring mill from the 1860s, right on the Turkey River. Great place to tour on holiday weekends!
Short 4 miles round trip path along the Turkey River. Lots of wildlife along the way. We saw deer in the river and a hawk swoop down on a snake, right in front of us and they had a long battle as we tried to get by on the walking/bike trail!
Pony Hollow Trail
26184 Iowa 13
Short 4 miles round trip path along the Turkey River. Lots of wildlife along the way. We saw deer in the river and a hawk swoop down on a snake, right in front of us and they had a long battle as we tried to get by on the walking/bike trail!
You don't want to miss this destination place!!! Located near McGregor (40 miles East of West Union). Worth the trip! Breathtaking view of where Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers meet. Great hiking trails thoughout! One of the most beautiful views of the Mighty Mississippi River that we've seen. Discovered first before Pikes Peak in Colorado. Plan a whole day to explore, eat in town or have a picnic!
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Pikes Peak State Park
32264 Pikes Peak Road
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You don't want to miss this destination place!!! Located near McGregor (40 miles East of West Union). Worth the trip! Breathtaking view of where Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers meet. Great hiking trails thoughout! One of the most beautiful views of the Mighty Mississippi River that we've seen. Discovered first before Pikes Peak in Colorado. Plan a whole day to explore, eat in town or have a picnic!
Near Marquette, 40 minutes from West Union, along the Mississippi River. This is a National Park with a shop/information building and an exhausting, yet worth it hike to the top, seeing indian mounds along the way. Beautiful view of eagles as you look over the river.
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Effigy Mounds National Monument
151 Iowa 76
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Near Marquette, 40 minutes from West Union, along the Mississippi River. This is a National Park with a shop/information building and an exhausting, yet worth it hike to the top, seeing indian mounds along the way. Beautiful view of eagles as you look over the river.
20 minutes north of West Union. It is the only fort built in the US to protect an Indian tribe from another Indian tribe. Great walking tour. Sits above the Turkey River.
Fort Atkinson State Preserve
20 minutes north of West Union. It is the only fort built in the US to protect an Indian tribe from another Indian tribe. Great walking tour. Sits above the Turkey River.
Located just 8 miles south of West Union. Quiet, great place to kayak, walk or fish! Lots of trails!
Volga River State Recreation Area
10225 Ivy Road
Located just 8 miles south of West Union. Quiet, great place to kayak, walk or fish! Lots of trails!
Spillville, 20 minutes away. The museaum contains clocks that were handmade from the years 1913-1958. The clocks were made by Frank and Joseph Bily, together known as the Bily brothers. We were pleasantly surprised by how interesting it was to tour! There is a small fee to tour.
Bily Clocks
323 S Main St
Spillville, 20 minutes away. The museaum contains clocks that were handmade from the years 1913-1958. The clocks were made by Frank and Joseph Bily, together known as the Bily brothers. We were pleasantly surprised by how interesting it was to tour! There is a small fee to tour.

local favorite places to shop

Just East of the cabin. Flowers and unique gift shop!
Old Mill Floral
302 East Bradford Street
Just East of the cabin. Flowers and unique gift shop!
Downtown West Union on Vine St. Great place to shop for gifts for the home and a women's clothing/purse line!
Vintage on Vine
120 South Vine Street
Downtown West Union on Vine St. Great place to shop for gifts for the home and a women's clothing/purse line!
If you like organic, locally made jams, honey, eggs, fresh baked candies, pies, cookies, soaps, etc., this is the place to shop and take home some favorites or soon to be favorites. Located right downtown West Union. Best prices in town for homemade and organic! Great memorabilia to take home!
Union Land Feed & Supply
108 South Walnut Street
If you like organic, locally made jams, honey, eggs, fresh baked candies, pies, cookies, soaps, etc., this is the place to shop and take home some favorites or soon to be favorites. Located right downtown West Union. Best prices in town for homemade and organic! Great memorabilia to take home!
Do you like antiques? This is the place to shop then! This is a three story brick hotel turned into a mall with antiques, clothing, etc. There are many other unique shops in downtown Elkader (half hour SW of West Union on Hwy 56). While you are in Elkader, check out the Turkey River rapids and Keystone Bridge!
Turkey River Mall
102 S Main St
Do you like antiques? This is the place to shop then! This is a three story brick hotel turned into a mall with antiques, clothing, etc. There are many other unique shops in downtown Elkader (half hour SW of West Union on Hwy 56). While you are in Elkader, check out the Turkey River rapids and Keystone Bridge!

City/town information

College town with hiking, shopping, ice cream for desert and sightseeing here. Just a half hour north of West Union!
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Decorah
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College town with hiking, shopping, ice cream for desert and sightseeing here. Just a half hour north of West Union!