We are at Exit 112 (Onawa,IA) on I-29. Make us your base for the following attractions!
Along the shores of the Missouri river, discover historical natural wonders in the unique and beautiful Loess Hills. Loess means windblown soil. Strong winds 14,000 years ago swept silt deposits from the Missouri River Valley flood plain into huge clouds of dust, depositing them into rugged bluffs which formed the Loess Hills. Monona and Harrison counties, being the widest and deepest areas of loess soil, are considered the "Heart of the Loess Hills." The Loess Hills Scenic By-Ways in western Iowa have been named one of the nations "10 most outstanding scenic by-ways." The By-Ways stretch 220 miles across western Iowa, the full length of the Loess Hills.
Casino Omaha includes hundreds of slot machines, blackjack, poker, craps, roulette, Big Six, restaurant, lounge and gift shop. The casino is open 7 days a week. The Casino grounds include neon palm trees, mirrored sand dunes, and a glittering fantasy entertainment oasis.
Winnavegas Casino is Western Iowa's largest casino. You'll find over 700 vegas-style "reel" slot machines, 14 Blackjack tables, craps, roulette, Red Dog, Big Six, breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch buffets, 24-hour snack bar, full service bar and lounge. The casino is open 24 hours a day seven days a week.
This 110 acre zoo featuring the Scott Aquarium, Lied Jungle - the world's largest indoor rain forest - and hundreds of animals like tigers, gorillas, elephants, rhinos and giraffes. Get a bird's eye view of this world-famous Zoo as you hop aboard the steam train or tram.
One of Onawa's largest annual automotive, bringing car enthusiasts to the area. Graffiti Night attracts over 300 hot rods, customs and special interest vehicles to the town during June. The event will have activities for the entire family. Bring your lawn chairs for the "Cruise down the Widest Main Street in the U.S.A" . Come Join in the Fun!!
OREC (Onawa Racing and Events Complex) based out of Onawa, IA just off of Interstate 29 is the future of Drag Racing and Family Fun. The idea for a drag racing and event facility came from a team of community leaders and business owners searching for alternative uses of Onawa's under-used municipal airport. Racing enthusiasts were overcome by the idea, so much that many then joined the effort to develop the dream plan. With the support of the community and Onawa City Officials, the dream eventually became a reality. OREC plans to build a racing and event center facility used primarily for public entertainment. Plans for seasonal weekly drag races every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Annually, as well as private and public events on site throughout the year are OREC's goals. Please stay tuned to the website for updated information regarding the development of the facility and opening dates!