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...

They Came on the Orphan Trains.
Orphanages in big eastern cities sent thousands of children to be adopted by Iowa families in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Here are some more of their stories.

The Search Area's Shrinking...That Key's Still Out There!
The search continues for the key we've hidden in a public park. The finder wins this "cabin in the woods" to enjoy next summer.

The Prettiest Farm in Iowa.
Nothing symbolizes our state like proudly primped and painted farmsteads. And few are prettier than this lovingly manicured corn and soybean farm in Scott County.

Road Trip!
Our fun-filled day in Fremont County included beautiful scenery, great eating and an action-packed evening at the Sidney Championship Rodeo.

Mr. No-Shoulders.
That's what this pastor called snakes. A petrified member of his congregation had another ##@%%*# name for 'em.

To Protect Her Tulips, She Became the "Bike Lady".
She learned more than just mechanics when dealing with troublesome neighborhood kids.

Spain Still Reigns Right Here in Iowa.
Lead mines once owned by Spain are just south of Dubuque...amidst one of Iowa's prettiest parks.

Amish Farm Wife's Diary:
"The alarm sure sounds louder at 2:30 than it does at 5 in the morning!"

Country Living in the Heart of the City.
A farm boy turned city dweller has moved remnants of past farm life to his home in West Des Moines.

C'mon...Give Us Your Best Shot!
Enter your favorite photo in our 2016 "Focus on Iowa Photo Contest".

Wow--Look at Her Kitchen Now!
Here's a peek at the $20,000 kitchen makeover a reader won in our "Keys to the Kitchen" contest.

In Every Issue

Two Men and a Magazine

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

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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