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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8 Ways to Experience the Unique History of Wichita, Kansas

When it comes to visiting a new place, I can be a bit of a history nerd. I love learning about how communities came to be and discovering their quirkier details. Like so many other…

Find Inspiration When You Explore Public Art in Wichita, Kansas

There are a lot things that unexpectedly delighted me about Wichita, Kansas. But the city’s blossoming arts scene is easily one of my favorite surprises.

Guide to Coffee Shops in Wichita, KS

When it comes to exploring a new city, finding local coffee shops to help me stay caffeinated is a must! That’s why when I visited recently I knew that I had to try as many…

Wacky Wichita: Offbeat Attractions in Wichita, Kansas

No matter where I go, I’m always on the lookout for unusual things to do and see. Luckily for me, there is no shortage of offbeat attractions in Wichita, Kansas.

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