When looking for quality group travel, think of Iowa! We’re located right between the mighty Mississippi and historic Missouri Rivers in the very middle of America. And because we’re already group-friendly, we can host your group with tours they will long remember. Whether your group is out for a daytrip, or on a longer tour, we are on the way to…everywhere! Destinations all over our state continually groom travel opportunities for tour groups, making us a state with many great travel trade partners!


American heritage – Iowa-style – is alive all over the state.  Your tour groups can enjoy ag tours and wine tasting at our many wineries. Looking for interesting industry tours? How about furniture building, crafts and wood carving, just as our ancestors did? No matter the heritage you select, we’re sure your group will go home talking about their great tour!


festival-pella-029Festivals are more than rides and cotton candy in Iowa. (Though tour groups love our State Fair, one of the largest – and best, we’ve been told – in the United States!) You’ll see first hand why Iowans are so proud of these traditions.  Come celebrate everything from tulips (Orange City & Pella), to bridges, and our famous stars (tour groups love our ever-popular Glenn Miller Festival)!


Unusual attractions abound for unusual group experiences unique to Iowa. How about a great art collection by the Masters (Charles City) – Surprised? Maybe a zoo trip that gives your group time with a lion trainer (and the lion!) Or lunch in a rain-forest setting (Blank Park Zoo)? Would your group like to see the fish that swim in the mighty Mississippi (Nat’l Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium)?


Maybe a bit of Broadway? We can offer you exceptional entertainment during your group’s tour.  Enjoy the soothing sounds of the symphony, laugh to your hearts content at the theater, discover unique shops all over the state, or try your hand at lady luck, at casinos on land or water! Let us entertain you!


MissMuseum-optimizedYou’ll find a taste that will suit every palate  – from the great Midwestern “gimme” corn on the cob – to German, Dutch, Czech, Italian, Mexican, and more good ‘ol American fare (and everything in between). Enjoy tempting dishes in any setting, from casual to candlelight, even on a rolling dinner train!  Plus, you, as a group travel planner, can be rest assured that your groups will rest well indeed in the many fine, group-friendly lodging facilities of our state, that includes historic boutique hotels, resorts and other exceptional properties.


Iowa is blessed with an abundance of history, from Victorian homes, museums and landmarks, to entire towns – where stepping back in time is as easy as walking through the front door. Created by people whose life journeys began in our great state, some of whom include:

IHJ_coverJohnny Carson, TV entertainer, Corning

William “Buffalo Bill” Cody, scout, LeClaire

Mamie Doud Eisenhower, U.S. First Lady, Boone

Bob Feller, pro baseball pitcher, Van Meter

George H. Gallup, pollster, Jefferson

Herbert Hoover, U.S. president, West Branch

Ann Landers, columnist, Sioux City

Abigail Van Buren, columnist, Sioux City

Cloris Leachman, actress, Des Moines

Glenn Miller, bandleader, Clarinda

Harry Reasoner, TV commentator, Dakota City

Donna Reed, actress, Denison

Lillian Russell, soprano, Clinton

Billy Sunday, evangelist, Ames

John Wayne, actor, Winterset

Andy Williams, entertainer, Wall Lake

Meredith Willson, composer, Mason City, and

Grant Wood, artist, Anamosa



Since we have been hosting groups for years, you can be confident that when we invite you to come for a day or a week, we mean it! Want to see Iowa for yourself first? Then come for a personal FAM and let us show you how we will treat your groups…coachload after coachload!


For more information, call Iowa Group Travel Association at 641-420-9003, or go to

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