The Amana Colonies, the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, and Great American Popcorn in Cedar Rapids were among the Corridor recipients Thursday of Iowa Tourism Awards presented by the Iowa Tourism Office and the Travel Federation of Iowa at the Iowa Tourism Conference in Fairfield.
Awards to both metro and rural areas were made in 13 award categories. In addition, conference attendees voted for a People’s Choice Award.
The National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa received honors for “Outstanding Attraction” in the Rural category. The Amana Colonies won “Outstanding Community” in the Rural category, while its Wurst Festival won “Outstanding New Event” in the same category.
Great American Popcorn in Cedar Rapids won “Best Retail Experience” in the Metro category.
“The Iowa Tourism Awards are the highest honor given in our state’s tourism industry,” said Carla Eysink, president of the Travel Federation of Iowa, in a press release. “The winners are truly the best of the best.”
The annual Iowa Tourism Conference brings together nearly 300 industry representatives from across the state to network, attend educational sessions and discuss emerging industry trends.
Article by CBJ Business Daily 10/23/15