DES MOINES, Iowa- The State Tourism Office is launching a new "99 County Parks" initiative, asking Iowans to explore the outdoors. The promotion highlights 99 parks, one in each Iowa county. Spokesperson Jessica O'Reilly says 24-(m) million people visit Iowa's 1,800 county parks each year.
She says the parks have the normal features one would expect in a county park, but some have some unusual features including observatories and "glamping" opportunities.
(Photo above: Dog Creek Park, Sutherland, Iowa)