Iowa Scenic Byway Passport Tour offers safe way to travel state amid pandemic

Iowa Scenic Byway Passport Tour gives secure option to journey state amid pandemic

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OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) – In case you’re uninterested in being cooped up in the home this winter, the Iowa Tourism Workplace has launched a brand new, secure option to get out and discover the state.

It’s known as the Iowa Scenic Byway Passport Tour. It’s a program designed to permit Iowans to discover each landmark the state has to supply, all from inside the security of their car.

There are 12 scenic byways throughout the state, every with about 10-12 totally different places to verify in at. The one in southeast Iowa is the Historic Hills Byway. Stops alongside this route the Pink Shed and the Dutch Nation Basic Retailer in Bloomfield, the Vintage Airfield in Ottumwa, the American Gothic Home in Eldon, and a number of other others.

Jessica O’Riley, from the Iowa Tourism Workplace, says she hopes this provide may give individuals a secure option to get out of the home; and likewise provide a lift to native companies which are struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic.

“What’s nice about that is that, you journey at your individual consolation stage. If proper now, all of your comfy with is driving in your individual automotive and never seeing anyone, you’ll be able to nonetheless do this. You’ll be able to nonetheless verify in and nonetheless take part. In case you’re extra comfy buying or visiting any of the sights alongside the route, you are able to do that as properly,” O’Riley mentioned.

To join the passport, go to The passport will probably be emailed or texted to your cellular system. From there, you begin touring. At every location, you check-in in your telephone. The extra locations you check-in at, the extra offers and gives you unlock from taking part companies.

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