We finally had a break from this crazy cold winter and thawed out enough to attend the 41st Annual Sportshow at Hawkeye Downs in Cedar Rapids. The annual winter sports show is being held Feb. 8-10, 2019. My husband and his family are avid fisherman, so this is always a fun event to check out local and regional spots! Several fishing seminars are planned throughout the event as well.
This year our main interest was a place in Missouri called Mark Twain Lake. We have relatives that just moved there. We were excited they had a booth at the show, and what’s this? A huge waterpark for the kids at Mark Twain Landing in Monroe City. It’s only about a 3 hour drive from us, so it will be added to our bucket list for sure. The complex has RV hookups, a motel, cabins, condos, and tent camping.
Check out all the fishing equipment at the show!
Hobie Pedal Kayaks
There was a great selection of RVs here. I hope next year the show can get an Airstream trailer in!
Plenty of boats to look at as well! We spent quite a bit of time here as my husband and father-in-law are ready to start looking for a new fishing boat to trade up into.
This was a nice surprise! An African Safari trip! We will definitely be checking into this further!
Local outfitter Palo Outdoors had a great display, including this hunting equipment.
Another surprise was these electric bikes at the Kelly’s Auto Center booth. I would like to ride around town in one of these!
If you go:
Cost of tickets is $6.00 for Adults; Kids 12 and under are free. Look for a $1 off admission coupon at your local Casey’s store. Hawkeye Downs is located at 4400 6th St SW in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.