It’s every Midwesterner’s favorite time of year — summer.
Something about warm days and cool evenings makes people suddenly come alive again.
If you are looking for a unique and fun town to explore this summer, then look no further than one of our EverSpring Inn & Suites locationed in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
Located just 7-minutes northwest of the EverSpring Inn & Suites in Oskaloosa, the Tassel Ridge Winery is a 5-star Iowa wine experience in our backyard.
Ever wanted to see the ins-and-outs of winemaking? You’re in luck! Simply make a reservation and take the “Grapemobile” along with a guide through the vineyard. It only costs $5 per person and holds up to 28 people per tour.
If touring isn’t your thing, no worries. Grab a glass of your favorite wine and relax and enjoy those Iowa views.
2. Edmondson Park
Oskaloosa’s largest city park sits on 60 acres of beautifully manicured land and is packed full of various activities for anyone visiting Oskaloosa.
Dive into this public pool that’s open 6-days-a-week from 1:00pm to 7:00pm, Memorial Day to Mid-August.
Or if you’re not in the mood to swim, go take a swing at the 27-hole golf course at the Harvest Point and Edmundson Golf Courses.
Other amenities include a recreation trail, 1.5-acre fishing pond, 18-hole disc golf course, a dog park, and a children’s playground.
Beer over Everything! That’s the motto at No Coast Brewery.
Founded in 2015, the brewery has been an Oskaloosa staple for over five years. A 10-minute jaunt through Oskaloosa from the EverSpring Inn and you’re there!
The brewery is all about sharing good beer with good people.
Curious about the brewing process? Brewery tours happen every Wednesday at 4pm and every other Saturday at 2pm and 4pm. Make sure to book online here.
Check out their website for more details on the beers they offer, the store, and blog!
4. The Ally
This place is a must-see. It is a truly unique experience to Oskaloosa with a pretty cool story.
When the Oskaloosa community came together and wanted to better utilize and revitalize part of the Main Street District, the Ally was born.
It’s exactly what its name is— an ally. But now it is known as the ‘shining jewel’ of Main Street. In the Ally you are invited to come sit, enjoy, and relax.
Come listen to live music or grab a bite to ear from a local restaurant. This attraction offers something for everyone.
Check out their Facebook page for a schedule of events. A slick little 5-minute drive from the EverSpring Inn, this gives you a chance to explore Downtown Oskaloosa while not being too far from “home base” (your hotel room at the EverSpring).
Throughout the town of Oskaloosa, you can find various sculptures done by local artists.
Ten local artists are chosen to display their sculptures around Oskaloosa as a way to promote and celebrate the arts in Mahaska County.
Artwork is chosen and then installed in late May and is displayed for the year.
This is a fun way to really explore this quaint little town in Iowa and all that it has to offer.
For more information check out the Sculpture Tour’s website.
Note the difference.
So whether you’re looking for a family friendly spot, a solo adventure, or a quick get away with friends, Oskaloosa is a small town with a big adventure!
Click here to book your Oskaloosa getaway at the EverSprings Inn & Suites now!