Plan your Washington, Iowa trip

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WHERE TO EAT

Cafe Dodici isn’t the only place to find delectable delights in Washington; here are a few more suggestions. Find additional options at chamber.washingtoniowa.org/where-to-eat.

 

FRONTIER FAMILY RESTAURANT

112 N. Iowa Ave., (319) 653-6539

This classic American diner serves up full breakfasts, hearty lunch and dinner and top-notch pie.

 

JP’S 207

207 W. Main St., (319) 458-9181, jps207.com

If you are looking for a great spot for lunch, dinner or a night cap, stop into JP’s 207, a sandwich spot by day and live music venue by night.

 

KORNER KREMERY

202 E. Washington St., (319) 653-2096,

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If you have a craving for ice cream, just hop one block off the square and visit Korner Kremery, open through the end of October. They have a huge selection of ice cream to fill their handmade waffle cones. If you have a bigger sweet tooth to satisfy, opt for one of their cyclones (we recommend the scotcheroo).

 

LEBOWSKI’S ROCK N BOWL

1601 E. Washington St., (319) 653-2505, lebowskirocknbowl.wixsite.com/lebowski-rock-n-bowl

Hit the lanes and stay for Dude-approved burgers, pizzas and other food and drink at this restaurant and bowling alley.

 

WOODEN WHEEL VINEYARDS

1179 Highway 92, Keota, (641) 632-2180, woodenwheelvineyards.com

Just west of Washington, Wooden Wheel Vineyard offers a selection of native Iowa wines at its tasting room.

 

WHAT TO DO

Washington is more than just shopping around the square. Here are a few stops for your itinerary.

 

BLAIR HOUSE

205 E. Washington St., (319) 461-4710

Volunteers labored to save and restore this historic home, circa 1880s, and former city hall, earning an outstanding historic preservation award from the State Historical Society in March, 2017. Currently operating as a house museum, it is open for tours by appointment.

 

KEWASH NATURE TRAIL and SUNSET PARK

915 W. Main St., (319) 653-5220, washingtoniowa.net

The 13-mile Kewash Nature Trail from Sunset Park offers excellent hiking, biking and cross-country skiing opportunities.

 

L.E.T.’S CENTER FOR THE HEALING AND CREATIVE ARTS

114 N. Iowa Ave., (319) 531-1219, letscenter.org

With “Learn, Embrace, Transform” as its guiding principal, this is a center for the arts, with classes on everything from yoga to painting to music.

 

MILLS SEED CO.

212 N. Iowa Ave., (319) 430-8536

Built in 1907 and moved to its current location in 2010, the historic Mills Seed building now serves as a community arts center, with live music in a building with deep Washington roots. Find Mills Seed Co. on Facebook for future show announcements, including the Music at the Mills performance series.

 

STATE THEATRE

123 E. Washington St., (319) 653-4023, www.fridleytheatres.com/location/7461/State-Showtimes

Take in a movie at the world’s oldest continually operating cinema theater.

 

WHERE TO STAY

DODICI NIGHT SUITE

122 S. Iowa Ave., (319) 653-4012, cafedodici.com/night-contact

 

HAWKEYE MOTEL

1320 W. Madison St., (319) 653-7510, hawkeyehotel.com

 

HOMETOWN INN & SUITES

119 Westview Dr., (319) 653-6621, hometowninnwashington.com

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