Epic Iowa Road Trip kicks off in Ottumwa


(Ottumwa)— Between 60 and 80 people were on hand this morning at Market on Main as the Iowa Tourism Industry kicked off it’s first ever Epic Iowa Road Trip.

The event is being coordinated by the Central Iowa Tourism Region, the Eastern Iowa Tourism Association and the Iowa Tourism Office.

During the next ten days a specially wrapped motorcoach bus will travel nearly 21-hundred miles promoting more than 60 tourism destinations in 33 counties and 46 communities.

Iowa Tourism’s Executive Director Shawna Lode, told the crowd now that the long hard winter is over it’s time to get out and enjoy all the great places in Iowa.

The Epic Iowa Road Trip motorcoach also stopped in Eldon at the American Gothic House and visitor’s center.