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What To Do

What to See and Do in Eastern Iowa!

English River Outfitters and Eastern Iowa invites you to follow our highways and venture off the beaten path to see beauty, sample the fun, and enjoy it all in our backyard!

As you travel one of our Scenic Byways or Historic Routes you’ll see the beauty of meandering streams, the mighty Mississippi River, rolling hills, towering limestone bluffs, patchwork country sides, unexpected wildlife, and quaint villages.

Stop along the way to sample the fun of memorable festivals, top-notch stage performances, unique shopping, year-round outdoor recreation, adventurous dining, unique attractions, and romantic riverboat cruises.

From big city excitement to small town hospitality, taste a flavor of each and enjoy it all! We look forward to your visit; we know you’ll want to visit again!

Enjoy the area Activities and Attractions:

Amana Colonies (Historic German Community)

The Colonies have been a treasure on the Iowa prairie for over 150 years, welcoming visitors to an experience that’s as unique as you are. We invite you to experience our villages; meet our many artists; sample hearty food, locally crafted beer and wine; or simply stroll down our quaint streets. The Amana Colonies have something for everyone.


Kalona (Historic Amish Community)

Kalona invites you to relax and enjoy the simple pleasures and living history of the area’s rich Amish heritage. Spend a day in our delightful community and you’ll understand why visitors from all over the world describe the town’s atmosphere as wonderfully authentic.

Mt. Pleasant (Home of the Old Threshers Reunion)

The Mount Pleasant Area Chamber Alliance welcomes you to Mount Pleasant and Henry County, Iowa, the Best of the Midwest! Shop our bustling downtown, dine at our restaurants, enjoy local theater and music, or simply stroll our tree-lined streets. With a four-year college, an award-winning hospital, charming shops, and a robust manufacturing sector employing thousands, Mount Pleasant and Henry County offer the perfect blend of big-town amenities and small-town charm.

West Branch (Home of President Hoover)

The Home of President Hoover welcomes you to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, a cultural institution that has educated, inspired, and entertained nearly three million visitors since it opened more than forty years ago. Nestled in an Iowa prairie landscape, the library and Museum tells the extraordinary story of an orphan boy who lived the American dream, becoming a multi-millionaire engineer, a worldwide humanitarian, and the 31st president of the United States. These triumphs were followed by tragedy of the Great Depression and then a return to public life and popular acclaim.

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