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Antiquing Across Iowa

Catherine Ledner Enjoying a meal at Taylor's Maid-Rite, a Marshalltown establishment since 1928.

Photo: Catherine Ledner

Iowa is about as soothing a state to crisscross as any refugee from modern life could hope for. But the promise of excellent antiquing, cozy B&B's, and rhubarb pie is what really entices visitors. If the purpose of travel is to refresh the soul, then nothing could be more appealing than a state whose landscapes, towns, and residents seem to embody a time before one's birth.

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Destinations: Walnut · Decorah · Marshalltown · Mason City · Balltown · Perry

Inspired by: All-American Iowa — by Walter Kirn, Published Feb. 2006

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    Main Street Antique Mall

    Recent find: an ancient Parker Brothers board game called Going to Jerusalem that involves moving miniature plastic Jesuses around a series of colo

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    Granary Antique Mall

    Hone your bargaining skills at this antique mall.

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