I hate that town. Been three times and I would just say no.
This sounds like the scene from "The Great Outdoors" but brought modern by putting it on YouTube. Unbelievable.
10 hours from Des Moines can get you to Amarillo, TX. Palo Duro Canyon State Park is just outside of Amarillo and has some of the best hiking I've ever done. It's the 2nd largest canyon in North America and very cool and scenic.
Amarillo also has The Big Texan Steak Ranch and Brewery where you can challenge yourself to eating a 72 oz. steak while being live streamed on YouTube.
There, I just planned your vacation. You're welcome.
Agree, it's good for a few days but I've only went in the summer. Make sure you get some Hot & Spicy Bread, my god it's good.I think Madison, WI is underrated. It's a college town so it's got fun stuff to do, is in a beautiful area, and is really near all kinds of stuff (the Dells, not too far from Chicago, etc.).
I think Madison, WI is underrated. It's a college town so it's got fun stuff to do, is in a beautiful area, and is really near all kinds of stuff (the Dells, not too far from Chicago, etc.).
Madison is a lot of fun. We actually live closer to Madison than Des Moines, and get over there probably once a year or so. The brewery scene is kind of average compared to the cultural acumen of the city (one of OP's criteria) but it's a beautiful, unique setting with lots of cool bars and restaurants and it does have a couple good breweries.
I’ve thought about Galveston but don’t know much about it - any advice if we head that wayWithin 10 hours of DSM:
Denver, Dallas, Nashville and Kansas City would be my picks for the entertainment that you have listed. Memphis is Nashville very lite.
Minneapolis would be fun but they have lots of restrictions coming back. Chicago would be worse.
Personally. If you are willing to drive 8-10 hours. I'd commit to an overnight stop and continuing to Galveston
I really hope you're not seriously advising someone to vacation in Amarillo for a week.