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...

Orphan Trains Carried Precious Cargo.
Many of the children who arrived in Iowa from orphanages in eastern cities were instructed not to tell where they came from. Some took the secret to their grave.

Here We Go Again...with a Brand-New Treasure Hunt!
We've hidden another key in a public park, and this time the finder will win the "Ultra Iowa Prize".

The Prettiest Farm in Iowa.
Someone has a mighty green thumb on this Black Hawk County showplace, where flowers bloom from the backyard all the way to the barnyard.

Road Trip!
There's a lot to see in Adair County, including the Freedom Rock, the fascinating Iowa Aviation Museum and the humble birthplace of the most influential Iowan of the 20th century.

Speedy Justice in a Small-Town Brig.
Reckless driving wasn't tolerated in Rock Valley, not even by a 4-year-old on his trike.

Oh, Dear...Pastor Fesses Up About "Deer Fillings".
With a toothy grin, he convinced a gullible coworker that "Bambi" saw a dentist for a toothache.

The Heroic Hound and Other Dog Tales.
Readers share stories of their clever canines--including the pup that raised newborn kittens!

Amish Farm Wife's Diary:
"We had about 210 people at our house for church today! I enjoy it, but it's a big responsibility to feed so many people."

Iowa Weather Forecast: Artly Cloudy.
The wide blue yonder revealed these delightful gifts from Mother Nature.

Readers Can Spin a Berry Good Yarn.
We challenged them to a writing contest...and discovered some talented tale twisters.

The Memory Quilt.
After her husband passed away, this reader found a way for her daughters to keep him close.

In Every Issue

Let's Talk Weather

Iowa Eye-Catchers

Country Characters

Why I Came Back to Iowa

Cartoon Capers

Io-Ways…Photos Along Our Byways and Backroads

Look What You Can Win from Advertisers!

Just for Laughs

From the Mouths of Little Iowans

Focus on Iowa Photo Contest

Iowa's Most Beautiful Barns

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

What I Miss Most About Iowa

We Hear Ya!


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