Iowa Travel Guide Cover to Feature Manchester Whitewater Park


Next year’s cover of the Iowa Travel Guide will feature the Manchester Whitewater Park. City Manager Tim Vick says this is a huge honor for the community.

The cover image was chosen after a week of voting on The other images under consideration showcased Gray’s Lake Park in Des Moines, the Loess Hills in western Iowa and downtown Mount Vernon. Local residents logged on and started voting right away last Wednesday, leading Manchester to win the cover with 37-percent of the vote.

The Manchester Whitewater Park has been a popular destination for local residents and visitors since it opened less than three years ago. It is one of three whitewater courses in Iowa and, at 800 feet long, it’s the largest whitewater course in the Midwest.

Vick believes being featured on the cover of the Iowa Travel Guide will be a big benefit to the greater Manchester area.

The winning cover photo of the Manchester Whitewater Park, which was taken by Travel Iowa staff, is pictured above! The 2018 Iowa Travel Guide featuring the photo will be available in late January, with more than 125-thousand copies of the guide expected to be distributed to travelers from every state and around the world.