Iowa’s governor plans to take his wife and two young children to several attractions around the state this summer to promote Iowa’s tourism industry. Governor Culver started with a Memorial Day weekend stop at the “Ice Cream Capitol of the World” Visitor Center in Le Mars.
“In every part of the state wonderful things are happening with Vision Iowa grants and Community Attraction and Tourism grants, so I’m trying to do what I can this summer with my family to promote some of those,” Culver says. In-state travel may be more attractive to many Iowans this summer with gas prices so high.
“Obviously the price will have an impact on Iowans. I’m concerned about that. As governor, I’ve asked the congress and the president to try to figure this thing out. It doesn’t make any sense to me that we’re paying these exorbitant prices at the pump,” Culver says. “But number two we also have great tourism opportunities across this state.” In two weeks, Culver and his family will visit Storm Lake.