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...

Nothing Fishy About This Fish Tale.
It's just plain fun. Without bad luck, these geezers wouldn't have had any luck at all.

Key Finder Can Haul Off a Load!
Summer's the perfect time for a walk in the park...to look for the hidden key in our "Iowa Treasure Hunt". The winner takes home our "Ultra Iowa Prize".

The Prettiest Farm in Iowa.
Nothing symbolizes our state like proudly primped and painted farmsteads. This issue we're showcasing a showplace in Marshall County near Melbourne.

Road Trip!
From John Wayne to the covered bridges--what a day we had in Madison County.

Hats Off to the "Improvisation Generation".
They survived hard times and cobbled together a good life using everything from old socks to baling wire.

The Ol' Porch Swing.
It was the hub of life for many families...and this reader says we could use more of 'em today.

Just Call Us "Birds of a Feather".
She bonded with her grandmother over songbirds...and treasures the memories to this day.

She Took a Bumpy Ride for Love.
This reader's first-ever flight--across the ocean, no less--left her wondering how birds do it without getting airsick.

Amish Farm Wife's Diary:
"Returning from the barn, I felt the touch of early-morning magic."

"It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This".
Summers in Iowa rank as the best times she's ever had.

Papa Waltzed with Mama on the New Haymow Floor.
Building a barn in the 1940s prompted this family to hold a hoedown for their neighbors.

In Every Issue

Let's Talk Weather

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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