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Wabash Trace Nature Trail photo Wins Iowa Travel Guide Cover Contest

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Jessica O’Riley
Iowa Tourism Office, Iowa Economic Development Authority
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Wabash Trace Nature Trail photo Wins Iowa Travel Guide Cover Contest
November 4, 2015 (Des Moines, Iowa) — After seven days of competition, fans of the Iowa Tourism Office voted to feature the Wabash Trace Nature Trail in southwest Iowa on the cover of the next Iowa Travel Guide. View the winning cover.
“Each of the four images up for consideration highlighted a spectacular place in Iowa,” said Iowa Tourism Office Manager Shawna Lode. “We’re excited to feature this colorful image of the Wabash Trace Nature Trail to showcase the many great recreational opportunities across Iowa and draw travelers into the 176 pages of travel ideas within the Iowa Travel Guide.”
You can pre-order the new Iowa Travel Guide at Inside the new guide, expect to see great content highlighting Iowa bike trails, unique Iowa souvenirs, and historic hotels, in addition to thousands of listings for attractions, hotels, bed and breakfasts, cabins and campgrounds/RV parks. The guide will be available in early 2016.
The Iowa Travel Guide Cover Contest began last Wednesday and concluded this morning at 10 a.m. In total, 4,035 votes were cast with the Wabash Trace Nature Trail image receiving 1,830 votes. Other images under consideration depicted a scenic overlook of Effigy Mounds National Monument near Harpers Ferry, Roseman Covered Bridge in Madison County and hikers in the Loess Hills.
Tourism in Iowa generates more than $8.06 billion in expenditures, employs 66,500 people statewide and generates $374 million in state taxes. The Iowa Tourism Office is part of the Iowa Economic Development Authority. For more information, visit, call 800.345.IOWA, or stop at any Iowa Welcome Center. Travelers can find additional Iowa travel inspiration on the Iowa Tourism Office blog, Facebook page, Twitter feed, Pinterest boards, Instagram or YouTube channel.

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Note to editors: The winning cover may be downloaded here.

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