About Olio in Iowa

Olio in Iowa is a Midwest-based travel blog inspired by offbeat destinations, roadside attractions, and “world’s largest” things. Started in 2012, Olio in Iowa focuses on unique travel destinations and the joys of roadtripping. With readers located across the country, Olio in Iowa strives to highlight the nation’s sometimes overlooked locales and showcase the people who help create and maintain them.


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Find Unique Local Gifts with Shop Iowa This Holiday Season

With the holiday season just around the corner, shopping small is more important than ever. One of my favorite things about traveling is finding new-to-me small businesses. And Iowa has no shortage of unique boutiques,…

10 Things to Do in Janesville, Wisconsin

I’ve spent my fair share of time in Wisconsin. I’d even explored southern Wisconsin before. But a lot can change in a few years, especially in a community that’s passionate about supporting its downtown. I…

Discover 6 Things to Do in Edgerton & Milton, Wisconsin

Southern Wisconsin is full of fun adventures. Like the rest of the state, you’ll find delicious Midwestern dining, rich local history and passionate locals in this region. But this area has a local flavor all…

8 Incredible Places to Eat in Janesville, Wisconsin

If you know me, you know that food (and not feeling hangry) is one of my top priorities. So it should come as no surprise that food is an important part of many of my…

Available Now: Iowa Supper Clubs

From relish trays and Old Fashioned cocktails to prime rib and fried fish, supper clubs are a quintessential part of midwestern dining culture. In Iowa, hundreds of supper clubs once dotted the state’s rural highways and byways, serving as havens for hungry travelers and community gathering places for small towns. Today, fewer of these classic eateries remain, but the ones that do hold some unique stories and incredible dining experiences.

Iowa Supper Clubs Book Cover