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US 20 in Iowa
« on: March 20, 2020, 11:16:14 PM »

Last June, I had the opportunity to drive US 20 across the State of Iowa. I decided to mix things up, between driving portions of the modern US 20 through the Hawkeye State, which is a four lane divided highway, and some historic sections of US 20 that I've heard a lot of good things about. Who would have thought that there would be so many neat things to see along the way...

https://www.gribblenation.org/2020/03/finding-america-on-iowas-us-20.html

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Re: US 20 in Iowa
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2020, 12:11:45 AM »

Seeing some of the hilly areas was the real surprise to me.  The classic downtowns are in excellent condition.  Were there down at the heels places in Iowa? 

When you make it to US 20 in Oregon, the last stretch of 4-lane is a short one by Toledo.  Once past that you get 2-lane road to Newport.  As you close in on this city you will be high enough to see the Pacific Ocean in the distance.  Be ready for the view! 

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Re: US 20 in Iowa
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2020, 01:33:41 PM »

Seeing some of the hilly areas was the real surprise to me.  The classic downtowns are in excellent condition.  Were there down at the heels places in Iowa? 

When you make it to US 20 in Oregon, the last stretch of 4-lane is a short one by Toledo.  Once past that you get 2-lane road to Newport.  As you close in on this city you will be high enough to see the Pacific Ocean in the distance.  Be ready for the view! 

Rick

I saw some "down at the heels" places in Iowa, but moreso a few days later during the trip when I passed through Keokuk and Fort Madison.

 


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