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Iowa Should Think Big

Mark Lemon

Des Moines Register

December 17, 2005

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I fail to understand why the citizens of Coralville and all Iowans are not embracing the wonderful rain-forest proposal. Look to our friends in Montreal, Canada, who have made tourism an art form. Their Montreal Biodome affords the opportunity to experience four different ecosystems including a tropical rain forest. This great attraction is busy year-around, allowing visitors to literally walk through environments most would only read about or see on television. If not Coralville, I certainly hope an Iowa community with vision rises to the occasion to create a world-class destination.

óMark Lemon, Mason City.