New List Names Iowa Rivers Among Best in the Country

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UNDATED -- Some of Iowa's rivers are among the best in the country, according to a new report.

River Travel Magazine released it's 2021 Best of the River list and named Iowa among some of the top places for fishing, boating, and riverfront concerts.

The Upper Iowa River in Decorah is tied with the Colorado River in Grand Canyon, Arizona, at number one best river for kayaking in the U.S.

The third best place for trout fishing in the country is along the Turkey River in Elkader.

River Travel Magazine says America's River Festival in Dubuque is the third best Riverfront Festival in the U.S.

See the full list here.

“The Best of the River brings to the forefront our readers’ favorite places to visit from a hole-in-the-wall dive bar (yes that’s a category and it went to Tater’s Dam View in Alma, WI) to Best Burger (Durty Gurt’s in Galena, Il) to best Farm to Table Dining (Wilson Cafe in Wilson, AR). There is a wealth traveler’s advice and with the new National Edition of river travel spots like the best Riverfront Festival which went to the Savannah Music Festival in Savannah, GA, and the best Riverfront Community which was prized to Missoula, MT on the Clark Fork River, there are now even more ideas for when you’re ready to hit the road.” Amy Gabay, co-founder of River Travel Magazine.

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