Nearly 100 hot air balloons paint the Iowa sky with brilliant colors and playful Special Shapes! Cheer on skilled pilots as they compete for points and prizes, sit back and enjoy live music nightly, buy a balloon ride for a one-of-a-kind view, and prepare to be awestruck as dark skies come alive with a mystical glow during Dawn Patrol and Nite Glows. Kids Land, fireworks, fabulous food…experience all of this and so much more at the 2019 National Balloon Classic!
Come visit sites significant to silver screen and music recording icons. Buddy Holly, John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Glenn Miller. It all happened in the Heartland.
Step back in time with a visit to the Amana Colonies, one of America’s longest-lived communal societies, located in the Iowa Prairie. Established shortly before the Civil War by a group of German-speaking European settlers, today the Colonies represent the American Dream come true; a thriving community founded by faith and community spirit.