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Spending summer in Iowa

WATERLOO (KWWL) - Summer vacations are a must for many Iowans, but this year, state officials want people to consider staying local for family fun.

At the beginning of this month, Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge started a state-wide tour focusing on people saving money while still benefiting the state of Iowa. Making several stops in Iowa Friday. Lt. Governor Judge made a presentation at the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum in Waterloo.

"I've got a great idea. Just stay here and travel in Iowa this summer," said Judge.

The new museum opened last November. So far this year attendance for the Veterans museum and the grout museum district is more than 23-thousand people. The new attractions plus old family-friendly favorites make Waterloo a popular stop for a staycation.

"We spend a lot of time at the museums, the Phelps was new to us. We also go to waterparks, my kids love the waterparks," said Kelly Sullivan-Loughren, of Cedar Falls.

Promoting more opportunities for traveling Iowa, the Lieutenant Governor also visited Pine Lake in Eldora. Later she stops at a cafe in Watkins, and she'll take an historic walking tour in Marshalltown.


Online Producer: Maria Magner


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