Fall in Iowa means one thing – pumpkin picking! I always look forward to walking the fields, finding that perfect pumpkin, whether I’m looking for a delicate paint job or a carved jack-o-lantern. And of course, the perfect pumpkin-picking trip probably includes some smaller pumpkins for pumpkin pie! The best pumpkin patches in Iowa are just as varied as these massive gourds – some are located on small, humble, family-owned farms. Others are located on sprawling rural retreats packed with fall activities. One can only be reached by boarding Iowa’s most famous train! There’s only one thing they all have in common – a trip to any of these pumpkin patches is the perfect way to get in the fall spirit!

Have you visited any of these popular Iowa pumpkin patches? Tell us your picks for the best pumpkin patches in Iowa in the comments section! The fall fun is just getting started, so check out the best fall festivals in Iowa to keep the spirit rolling! Make sure you’re decked out in your best fall gear before you go!

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