Now that it's officially Fall, it's time to get into the Autumn spirit. What better way to do that than by grabbing the whole family or a few friends and going to a pumpkin patch.

It turns out that one of the best pumpkin farms in the country can be found right here in the Hawkeye State.

104-5 KDAT logo
Get our free mobile app

One of Iowa's very own farms is ranked nationally as one of the must-sees for this Fall season.

The travel website Trips to Discover claims that this might be one of the best pumpkin farms in the country; Uncle Bill's Farm. 

Uncle Bill's Farm is located in Grinnell near Des Moines. Open during the entire month of October (which is prime jack-o-lantern season) Uncle Bill's has all of your fall festivities covered. The Iowa staple has wagon rides to their pumpkin patch, a corn maze, and even a corn pool!

Cute Little Girls Holding Their Pumpkins At A Pumpkin Patch
Photo by: Feverpitched

The farm is open from Thursday to Sunday during the month of October, so there are plenty of chances for you to go and check it out. It's hours of operation are 11am to 6pm except for Sunday when it is 10am-6pm.

Besides pumpkins, Uncle Bill's also specializes in chickens and poultry. According to the farm's official Facebook page,

"All of Uncle Bill’s stock are bred to national Standards Of Perfection set forth by each breed’s American club."

Courtesy of Uncle Bill's Farm via FB
Courtesy of Uncle Bill's Farm via FB

If you plan on heading over to Uncle Bill's, you can buy tickets by sending an email to

Taco Bell in Waterloo is Demolished - Photo Gallery

Here's one you don't see very often. Many restaurants have been "closed for remodeling", but you usually don't see a restaurant completely tear down their building and start over. That's exactly what Taco Bell on La Porte Road in Waterloo is doing.

Our Freedom Story mural - downtown Waterloo

Take a walk along the Cedar River in downtown Waterloo to view this 3,000-square-foot mural of the city's civil rights history shown abstractly through lines, shapes, and colors. Located behind the Waterloo Center for the Arts (near the Highway 63 bridge). Created by the Waterloo Youth Art Team.


More From 104-5 KDAT