trip ideas


We invite you and your family or friends to come explore everything our WattaWay trail and county have to offer. We have packaged several day trips for you to enjoy. Check back frequently because trips will be updated as the seasons change.

CLICK on the trip to download a pdf with information on places to visit, lodging or camping, restaurants and communities website information.

WattaWay for a Girl's Getaway!

Leave the men behind and grab your mom, sister, or daughter and head out for a great girl's day. After all, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!"


  • Prairie Crossing Winery
  • Thistleberry Cottage
  • Painted Camel
  • Pioneer Trails Museum

WattaWay for Him and Her to Spend the Day!

Take your wife on a leisurely trip exploring local museums, stroll down brick-lined streets and find treasures from the past.


  • Farmall-Land, U.S.A.
  • Iowa's Antique City
  • Mural Tour
  • Walnut Creek Historical Museum

WattaWay to Relax and Unwind!

Take a trip on the Lincoln Highway! Sample local wines and visit many artisans nestled in the Loess Hills. Watch the evening sunset at Hitchcock Nature Center!


  • Loess Hills Winery & Vineyard
  • Does and Diva's
  • Gallaher Designs
  • Loess Hills Woodworks
  • Hitchcock Nature Center

Teenage Fun on the WattaWay

Sitting at home and wondering what to do?  Well put away that cell phone for these fun acitivites to do on the watta way with your family and friends.

  • Canoe, Kayak or Float
  • Run, Walk or Bike
  • Fish, Paddleboat, Camp
  • Roller Skate or take in a movie
  • Take a pottery class


Winter Fun Along the Watta Way

Tempetures have plummeted but adventures still await you along the wAttA wAy. Both indoors and out when mother nature is at it's best. 

  • Zibob Mt. Crescent. 
  • Visit the buffalo and Elk At Botna Bend.
  • Take a snowshoe hike at Hitchcock Nature Center.
  • Attend one of the Winter music series at the wineres.
  • Spend the afternoon at the Union Pacific Railroad Museum.  





group fun in pottawattamie county

Soar and Explore the
Eagles of Pottawattamie County

Local artist Russ Christensen installed eagles across Pottawattamie County as he had a vision of showing thankfulness and pride to our veterans. In stunning bronze, each eagle, in each community, is unique. Communities and attractions you will visit:

  • Carter Lake
  • Minden
  • Neola
  • Buck Snort Restaurant
  • Carson
  • Treynor
  • Prairie Crossing Vineyards & Winery


Don't Get Wet --
Get Tanked

Sample the variety Pottawattamie County has to offer. Attractions include:

  • Farm-All Land U.S.A Tractor Museum
  • Big Grove Village
  • Rubber Duck Outfitters in Hancock
  • The Back 40
  • Prairie Crossing Vineyards & Winery