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Explore Western Iowa with the Western Iowa Rural Passport Program

Summer is here, and there’s no better time to embark on a journey of discovery through the charming landscapes and vibrant communities of Western Iowa! Whether you’re a local looking for new experiences or a visitor eager to explore, the Western Iowa Rural Passport Program is your ticket to a memorable adventure. From June 19 to September 2, 2024, this unique initiative offers you the chance to delve into the heart of Western Iowa’s local treasures, all while supporting the businesses that make our communities thrive.

How It Works: Simple, Fun, and Rewarding!

  1. Pick Up Your Passport: Start your journey by grabbing a Passport from any participating business. You’ll find these across a variety of local shops, restaurants, service providers, and attractions. This handy booklet will be your guide as you navigate through the best that Western Iowa has to offer. Check out the list of participating businesses here! 

  2. Embark on Your Adventure: With your Passport in hand, set off to explore the participating businesses. Each location promises a unique experience, whether it’s a delightful meal at a local eatery, a unique find in a quaint shop, or a refreshing service that rejuvenates your senses.

  3. Collect Your Stamps: As you visit each business and make a purchase or receive a service, you’ll earn a validation stamp. The more stamps you collect, the more chances you have to win! It’s a fun way to track your journey and see just how many local gems you can uncover.

  4. Enter to Win Big: Travelers who collect stamps from all participating businesses by September 2, 2024, will be entered into a drawing to win one of three Grand Prize Baskets. These baskets are brimming with goodies, gift certificates, and exclusive items from the businesses you’ve supported along your journey. Learn more about the challenge by visiting the Western Iowa Rural Passport website! 

Why Participate? Discover, Support, and Enjoy!

  • Discover Hidden Gems: Western Iowa is full of surprises waiting to be discovered. The Passport Program guides you to places you might never have known existed, from cozy cafés and artisan shops to scenic spots and cultural landmarks. Every stamp is a new adventure and a story to tell.

  • Support Local Businesses: In an era where supporting local has never been more important, the Passport Program offers a fun and impactful way to give back. Each visit you make helps small businesses flourish, contributing to the local economy and fostering a sense of community.

  • Enjoy an Unforgettable Staycation: You don’t need to travel far to have an amazing summer. The Western Iowa Rural Passport Program transforms your backyard into a vacation destination. Gather your family and friends, and turn everyday outings into extraordinary experiences.

Join the Journey!

So, what are you waiting for? The Western Iowa Rural Passport Program is your invitation to explore, experience, and enjoy the wonders of Western Iowa. Pick up your Passport today, gather your travel companions, and set out on a summer staycation adventure you’ll never forget. Happy travels!

Learn More & Get Started!

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