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.

Plus, you can win the “Ultra Iowa” prize package in our latest “Iowa Treasure Hunt”. We’ve hidden a key in a public park somewhere in the state and provide a new clue each issue. Find the key, and it’ll open a treasure chest that includes a $1,000 Hy-Vee grocery card, a $1,000 Casey’s gas card, tickets to the Iowa-Iowa State football game, an Amish buggy ride and more!

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...

A Small Town Where Life Was Large.
Murray--and Iowa towns just like it--was a retreat, a refuge, a safe launching pad from which to meet the world, or a quiet place to make a last stand.

A Tribute to My Mom.
Her words of wisdom still resonate with this reader--and now with the next generation.

Our Newest "Iowa Treasure Hunt" Is On!
We've hidden another key in a public park...and this time the key opens a treasure chest of goodies we call the "Ultra Iowa Prize".

Road Trip!
We've been itchin' for a flea market, and Keokuk County has one of the biggest.

One Small Step for Two Small Boys.
Stand aside, NASA. These young Iowans proved to be true pioneers of space exploration--daring to go where no boy had gone before.

Bravery in the Chicken Coop.
It took a rumble with a Rhode Island Red to settle who ruled the roost in his mother's henhouse.

Memories from the Home Front.
WWII has long been over, but her memories of life during those war years still linger.

Highway Signs Yield Miles of Smiles.
Drivers chuckle while reading our "Burma-Shave" roadside signs posted in every county in Iowa.

Amish Farm Wife's Diary:
"I took sunflower seeds and a cake of suet out to the birds. A little later, we counted eight cardinals."

In the Hunt to Take a (Snap)Shot of Wildlife.
This hobby photographer says there's more to taking great nature photos than relying on blind luck.

Thunder Showers Her with Joy
A reader reflects on the blessings and excitement of the first thundershower of spring.

In Every Issue

Two Men and a Magazine

Let's Talk Weather

The Prettiest Farm in Iowa

Iowa Eye-Catchers

Why I Came Back to Iowa

Country Characters

Cartoon Capers

Io-Ways…Photos Along Our Byways and Backroads

Just for Laughs

From the Mouths of Little Iowans

What I Miss Most About Iowa

Focus on Iowa Photo Contest

Rustic Roads

Iowa Rewind

County Roundup

Meet Our Hawk-Eyes

Recipes They’re Proud to Share

Cookin’ with Karen

Where's the Beef?

My Favorite Ma & Pa Restaurant

We Hear Ya!


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