Our Iowa Magazine
Welcome ...

It's fun! Upbeat! And different from any magazine you've ever seen! Welcome to Our Iowa, the magazine that celebrates all that's great about living in Iowa.

Basically, Our Iowa allows Iowans to "talk to each other". Reading each issue is like sitting at your kitchen table and chatting with new friends over coffee, all of whom have interests similar to yours.

There are jaw-dropping photos of our beautiful land as well as some in-depth features. But the bulk of each issue is conversational, light-hearted "Here's what I think..." contributions shared by Iowans... people just like you.

Also be sure to enter our Lucky I Contest and win thousands of dollars in prizes given away by advertisers each issue. It’s almost like getting paid to read the ads!

Sneak a Peek Inside this Issue...

Tall Tales from the Basilica.
A young boy's curiosity sure soared to new heights when told about the worker who did a headstand on the church steeple!

Happy Wanderer Enjoys Walking in the Woods.
Far from his home in the outdoorsy Pacific Northwest, and adventurer relished hiking in Iowa's state forests.

The Prettiest Farm in Iowa.
This issue you'll find a beautiful stone house on a scenic farm tucked among the beautiful hills and dales of northeast Iowa.

Bagging Rights: Meet the National Grocery Champ.
Out-sacking the competition took this bagger from Maquoketa to Las Vegas for a title and $10,000 prize.

Then and Now.
For kicks and giggles, wouldn't it be fun to re-create one of your "Kodak moments" from yesteryear?

A Biker on Our Cover. Well, It Could Happen
Could a RAGBRAI cyclist show up on the cover of our next issue ... and win our "Biker's Sweepstakes" prize?

Most Interesting Town in Iowa: The Past Is Present in Red Oak
Architecture fans and history buffs will find hours of entertainment in this southwest-Iowa town.

Amish Diary:
"Suddenly, above the other sounds of spring, we heard the welcome warble of our first martins of the season."

A Moonlight Escapade.
What began as a fun 50-mile midnight run had these twin teens aching for home when they finished.

Fine Shine!
A Monona County couple celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary by buying back their '72 Chevy "dating car".

Win $400 for Your Church's Kitchen Fund.
Enter your favorite church cookbook "garden-fresh" recipe at the Iowa State Fair.

Playful Fireflies Spark Memories of Childhood.
The magic of lightning bugs took this reader back to her years growing up in Iowa.

In Every Issue

From the Editors

Let's Talk Weather

Iowa Eye-Catchers

Country Characters

Cartoon Capers

Io-Ways…Photos Along Our Byways and Backroads

The Big Picture

Look What You Can Win from Advertisers!

What I Miss Most About Iowa

Just for Laughs

From the Mouths of Little Iowans

Why I Came Back to Iowa

Focus on Iowa Photo Contest

Iowa Rewind

County Roundup/Meet Our Hawk-Eyes

Recipes They’re Proud to Share

Cristen's Kitchen

High on the Hog

My Favorite Ma & Pa Restaurant

We Hear Ya!


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