Southern Iowa Tourism is a group of volunteer Tourism Groups, Chambers of Commerce, and Development Groups dedicated to promoting tourism across southern Iowa.Founded in 1988, the organization now consists of eight counties including Adair, Clarke, Decatur, Lucas, Ringgold, Taylor, Union, and Wayne.In February of 1992, the group published their first tourism guide, printing 50,000 copies and distributing them across the state. The group was awarded the Iowa Governor’s Volunteer Award in 1991 for their hard work in promoting Iowa.

Over the years, the volunteer organization has continued to publish and distribute the annual tabloid at travel shows, the Iowa State Fair, and locally throughout the participating counties. Events, festivals and celebrations are listed in the Calendar of Events, while individual activities and tourist attractions are shown in editorials throughout the tabloid.

County Contacts

Adair County

Greenfield Chamber/Main Street
215 S. 1st Street
Greenfield, IA 50849

Clarke County

Osceola Chamber Main Street
115 E. Washington St.,
Osceola, IA 50213
Email: ocms@iowatelecom.net

Decatur County

Shannon Erb
Decatur County Development Corporation
Phone: 641-442-6511
Email: dcdc@grm.net
Website: www.leonchamber.org | www.leadonlamoni.com

Ringgold County

Karen Bender
Ringgold County Chamber & Development
Phone: 641-464-3704
Email: ringgolddevelopment@gmail.com
Website: www.mountayriowa.org.

Taylor County

Linda Bauer
Lenox Area Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 641-333-4272
Email: lenoxchamber@lenoxia.com
Website: www.lenoxia.com

Union County

Ellen Gerharz
Creston Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 641-782-7022
Email: chamber@crestoniowachamber.com
Website: www.crestoniowachamber.com

Website Administrator

Kolton Hewlett
Phone: 641-344-0624
Email: koltonhewlett@gmail.com