Iowa Portion of US Route 6

Where the prairies meet the rivers, Iowa Portion of US Route 6 enters Iowa at Council Bluffs. This majestic stretch of highway begins its journey across Nebraska by traveling in unison with I‑29 and I‑80 before splitting off to explore rural Pottawattamie County. Along this path lies Oakland where it briefly overtakes US 59 before carrying on eastward until Lewis is reached. Step inside your car… embark on a marvelous adventure along one of America’s longest highways!  Iowa Portion of US Route 6  takes a sharp left turn to Atlantic where it joins US 71 for an exciting journey leading up to I-80. It then rides roughshod with US 169 as far north as Adel, before looping back around Des Moines on Hickman Road and Merle Hay Road – making sure Urbandale is firmly secured in the north while Clive and Windsor Heights hold strong in the south. Finally, Iowa Highway 28 pitches up at 63rd Street just long enough for one last lap before they part ways over Douglas Avenue; leaving you craving more of this wild ride!

Skirting the Des Moines River, US 6 transitions from Douglas Avenue to Euclid Avenue. At northeastern Des Moines’ intersection of US 69 and I-235, it turns onto Hubbell Street for a brief stay in Altoona before meeting up with I‑80 again at its intersections with both US 65 and Moore Road. Continuing east beyond the metro area, this route continues along sidekick Interstate 80 until Newton where their paths diverge: one towards Grinnell on an adventure through Marengo then into picturesque Amana Colonies ending up at Coralville; while other joins forces with Iowa City’s University of Iowa campus near the banks of The Hawkeye State’s famous river -The Iowa River

From Iowa City to the banks of Mississippi, Iowa Portion of US Route 6 takes a scenic southeast journey. It zooms past West Liberty and Wilton before connecting with I-80 for an exciting northwards drive into Davenport. The adventure continues south as drivers hop onto Kimberly Road until veering east at Interstate 74, meandering over bridges towards Illinois’s welcoming embrace on the other side of mighty Father River!

Established as a National 501(c)(3) charitable organization, as a Public Charity the U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association works to promote economic development and cultural preservation for communities located along “The Grand Army of The Republic Highway.” Spanning 3,652 miles in total, this grand old highway is an integral part of Americana with many sites rich in history waiting to be discovered!  Online at

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Iowa 80 Trucking Museum

Are you looking for something new to do this month? If so, then look no further than the City of Walcott Point of Interest. featured the

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum

Located just a short drive away from major cities, this place offers plenty of things to see and experience.

And best of all – admission is free!

Take a few moments now to learn more about some of the highlights that make up the City’s point of interest and prepare yourself for an incredible adventure in the City of Walcott

Bucket List Destination – Union Pacific Railroad Museum

Union Pacific RailRoad Museum
Union Pacific Railroad Museum Information
General Admission is free 

The museum is open:

 Friday and Saturday from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. You must register online before you visit.


All donations support the Union Pacific Museum Association, a 501(c)3 registered nonprofit.

Bucket List Destination – About Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines, IA
About Des Moines

About Des Moines
The City of Des Moines is Iowa’s capital city and the county seat of Polk County.  The local government serves more than 215,000 residents throughout 52 neighborhoods with more than 4,000 acres of parkland and 81 miles of trails. The City of Des Moines stands to be a financially strong city with exceptional city services, fostering an involved community in a customer friendly atmosphere.