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Road Trippin' Lansing and beyond in Allamakee County

Down town Lansing

Historic downtown Lansing is nestled among the bluffs of the Mississippi river in Allamakee County.

“Our motto here in Lansing is where Main Street meets the Mississippi,” says Craig White, Executive Director of Main Street Lansing.

This year their picturesque Main Street will be the last stop for riders on RAGBRI, and the place they will dip their tires in the river’s waters.

The street is lined with shops, restaurants and galleries.

One of these stops is Horsefalls General Store.

”It is a unique shopping experience that's the best way I can describe it,” says White.

“Part of the fun of going into Horsefalls is just wandering around and getting lost in the aisles because you never know what you're going to discover,” he adds.

The aisles are filled with an endless selection of items.

Just across the street you can grab a beer with a local expert at the Safe House Saloon.

“You won't find anybody more knowledgeable about Iowa craft beers then Nick Hamill at the Safe House,” says White.

No stop in Lansing would be complete without a winding trip to the top of Mount Hosmer.

This city park provides a view where you can look out over Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

In search of something sweet we left Lansing and wandered to Waukon, past the only stoplight in the county to WW Homestead Dairy.

This small operation is made up of two family dairy farms that decided to open their own creamery.

The growing shop sells milk, butter, cheeses and their famous cheese curds in a variety of flavors

They also make more than 50 flavors of ice cream.

“In the summer the ice cream really really flies out of here,” says Co-owner, Tom Weighner.

The creamery offers curious customers to see the production process in action, several large viewing windows look in on the production lines.

They are proud to show off facility that’s focused of keeping things as local and as natural as they can.

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