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January 12, 2018

How exhilarating would it be to see not one, but several of our national birds up close? Lock & Dam 18 is the spot to be! Just outside of Greater Burlington flocks of Bald Eagles make their appearance between January and February every year. Some locals have been lucky enough... Read More

April 12, 2016

On your visit to Greater Burlington you are sure to find a day full of delights and a few surprises. The Burlington Fire Department Museum might be one of them. Housed in a working fire station, the museum hosts a variety of memorabilia from the Burlington station, as well as... Read More

May 7, 2015

In honor of National Travel and Tourism Week 2015, the Greater Burlington Convention & Visitors Bureau has brainstormed a few ideas of what travel in Greater Burlington could be for you. What does travel mean to you? Adventure Maybe an adventure is trying something new or doing an activity that causes adrenaline... Read More

April 23, 2015

Burlington, Iowa might not be where baseball was invented, but if you’re in search of the game's grassroots, look no further than Community Field in Southeast Iowa, right on the banks of the Mississippi River. I’m a filmmaker and I did this very thing several years ago and as such,... Read More

April 2, 2015

Golfing in Greater Burlington is an experience not to be missed! From Flint Hills to the north, to the Burlington Golf Club tucked away near the beautiful residences of Sunnyside Avenue, to Spirit Hollow to the south; Greater Burlington offers a variety of golfing experiences for players of all skill... Read More

March 17, 2015

Greater Burlington entrepreneurs strive to offer to its visitors and residents an array of products that are unique to Southeast Iowa. This blog post will highlight four of these products and where to find them. Sterzing’s chips are the best-selling potato chip in Southeast Iowa and a must-have indulgence for every... Read More

February 25, 2015

Immediately north of the Hawkeye Creek Ravine, where the 19th-century Burlington business district developed, is Heritage Hill Historical District. The architecture of the hill is a composite of many architectural periods and styles. Many of the noteworthy homes represent Victorian, Greek, Gothic, and Neo-Classical styles. The physical qualities of the... Read More

February 12, 2015

After a long day of paperwork, conference calls and countless hours staring at a computer screen, the last thing you want to think about is cooking. Wouldn’t it be nice to carry or eat out and not worry about dishes? Sounds ideal, but the good ol’ bank account is running... Read More

January 27, 2015

When searching for oysters, one can sometimes find a pearl. Sitting between Snake Alley, the "Crookest Street in the World", and Cobblestone Alley is one of these pearls; the Phelps House Museum. William Garrett, an early Burlington merchant, constructed this stunning home in 1851. Like many other families, William’s was growing... Read More

January 6, 2015

Have you ever had a friend, work colleague, or family member state, “there is nothing to do in this town.” This is a common statement when you live in small town Iowa. Most of us have been culpable of this way of thinking, especially in our youth. Interestingly enough, I... Read More

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