Culinary Passport for Western Skies Scenic Byway

OAKLAND, IOWA—Golden Hills Resource Conservation & Development along with the Western Iowa Tourism Region have rolled out a new Culinary Passport program for the Western Skies Scenic Byway.

The Culinary Passport program was funded through an USDA Rural Development – Rural Business Enterprise Grant for Agri-tourism in Western Iowa. Travelers will use their passports to visit culinary tourism attractions along the Western Skies Scenic Byway collecting stamps along the way at each business. Prizes will be awarded for the number of stamps collected and there will be a grand prize drawing at the end of the promotion.

Also included in the Western Skies Scenic Byway passports are a history of the byway, a map; photographs, addresses and hours of each business; kids’ fun pages, a redemption survey, and a prize return form.

Culinary Passports can be found at any of the 9 businesses showcased along the byway or at the Golden Hills RC&D office in Oakland, IA. The passport program will run through December 31st, 2014.

Businesses participating include:

  • Audubon Farmer’s Market in Audubon
  • Billy Vee’s in Panora
  • Danish Windmill & Iowa Welcome Center in Elk Horn
  • Dale Valley Vineyard & Winery in Stuart
  • Danish Inn in Elk Horn
  • Darrell’s Place in Hamlin
  • Harrison County Historical Village & Iowa Welcome Center in Missouri Valley
  • Penny’s Diner in Missouri Valley
  • Victoria Station in Harlan

Pick up your Culinary Passport at Audubon County Economic Development, 800 Market St, Audubon at  the Audubon County Tourism information rack.

For more information or questions please contact Emily Haase at Golden Hills RC&D at (712) 482-3029 or