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 some great prizes…like the use of an Amish-built log cabin in the heart of beautiful northeast Iowa for the entire summer of 2016! Follow the clues in each issue and locate the cabin key we’ve hidden in a public park somewhere in the state.

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...

Do you remember your first job?
This clumsy carhop can't get it out of her mind.  She's still crying in her root beer.

Find the Key,  Then Spend Next Summer in This Cabin.
The search is on for a key we've hidden in a public park.  The finder gets this cabin in the woods from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 

Fine Shines.
Readers gussied up these vintage cars and pickups to shine like the day they arrived in the showroom. 

What's on Your Bucket List?
How about hot-air ballooning or a road trip across Iowa with these readers?  Skydiving, anyone?

Bridge on Memory Lane.
It was more than a way to cross the creek--it was a span to adventure for these farm kids.

First Days of School Hold Lasting Memories.
From grade school to her first teaching job, this country girl can still remember the excitement of the start of another school year. 

New Restaurant Guide's Off the Press!
The Third Edition of the Directory of Iowa's Best Ma & Pa Restaurants features 595 of Iowa's top diners and cafes--plus $910 worth of discount coupons to try 'em out!

Amish Farm Wife's Diary:
"Oh no--I hope it doesn't rain before they're done baling hay!"

Holding On to the Good Ol' Days.
What are some of your fond memories of years gone by?

Purge, Pitch or Pack.
That was the mantra when this no-nonsense daughter cleaned out her mother's house.  Then, nostalgtia set in as she came across an old cast-iron skillet. 


In Every Issue

From the Editors

Let's Talk Weather

The Prettiest Farm in Iowa

Road Trip!

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

Iowa's Most Beautiful Barns

Iowa Rewind

County Roundup/Meet Our Field Editors

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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