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We have special optional events planned to keep your spouse entertained and informed while you're at Weekend With WOOD!

Here's what last year's spouses said about this event:

"One of my all-time favorite events! Everything was so well planned and enjoyable."

"I can't begin to tell you what a great and memorable time I had. You did an awesome and superb job with EVERYTHING!!!! I would do it again next year. We had never been to Iowa before and you definitely made it special."

"We had a really great time, and thanks to the WOOD Magazine staff for all the hard work and planning!"

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2016 Schedule

FRIDAY: Go Dutch in beautiful Pella

Friday, May 20
Spend a day in nearby Pella, “America’s Dutch Treasure,” where you’ll tour the historic town square, including the Vermeer Mill (the largest working grain windmill in the U.S., fully restored from the 1900s), the Klokkenspel, and the Scholte House and Garden. Shop the unique stores and enjoy made-fresh pastries at Jaarsma Bakery! Sit-down lunch included at Monarch’s on the Molegracht in the Royal Amsterdam Hotel.


SATURDAY: Explore Des Moines

Saturday, May 21
Start the day with a visit to Des Moines’ world-famous Downtown Farmers’ Market, where you’ll enjoy live music, shop for handmade items, and enjoy fresh food prepared on the spot. Or visit historic Valley Junction, where there’s plenty of time to shop the unique boutiques, antique stores, and quilt shops that characterize the district.

Then enjoy the beautiful gardens, art, and architecture of the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, lunch, and a tour of the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, a tropical oasis in the heart of Des Moines.


SUNDAY: Learn from the experts

Sunday, May 22
On the final day, come to Meredith headquarters where you’ll enjoy a full tour of Meredith’s famous Test Kitchen, Test Garden, Quilt/Crafts Lab, and more. Then it’s hour-long classes about travel, gardening, and food from our experts, wrapping up in time for your trip home together.

That’s a full weekend of education and entertainment for only $245!

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