THE AQUARIUM – Guttenberg, Iowa

 THE AQUARIUM - Guttenberg, Iowa The Aquarium is at the Upper Mississippi River Fisheries Station. Featured there are fish common to the areas such as walleye, northern pike, sunfish, blue gill, and bullheads. ON-SITE ACTIVITIES Tour the DNR … [Read more...]

Kate Shelley Railroad Museum And Park – Moingona, Iowa

 Kate Shelley Railroad Museum And Park - Moingona, Iowa While visiting this small town Rock Island Railroad depotin Moingona that has been restored, one can learn the Kate Shelley story—how this fifteen-year-old girl warned a passenger train … [Read more...]

Grant Center Country Schoolhouse – Ida Grove, Iowa

Grant Center Country Schoolhouse - Ida Grove, Iowa This is a schoolhouse built in Ida Grove in 1884 that has been furnished with artifacts of that era. Visitors can look at old-fashioned desks, recitation bench, potbelly stove, and a number of old … [Read more...]

State Center Rose Garden – State Center, Iowa

State Center Rose Garden - State Center, Iowa In the southeast part of State Center a landscaped garden has been developed specializing in roses. This garden in “The Rose Capital of Iowa” features varieties of old and new roses. An … [Read more...]

Plum Grove Historic Site – Iowa City, Iowa

 Plum Grove Historic Site - Iowa City, Iowa Plum Grove in Iowa City was the home of Iowa's first Territorial Governor, Robert Lucas, and Friendly Lucas, his wife. The seven-room Greek Revival house was constructed of local red brick. The house has … [Read more...]

Historic Jordan House – West Des Moines, Iowa

Historic Jordan House - West Des Moines, Iowa In this Victorian home, of Italian Gothic design, the first settler of what is now West Des Moines—Senator James C. Jordan—lived. Prior to the Civil War, the basement rooms were home to escaping … [Read more...]

Secret Garden – Danville, Iowa

Secret Garden - Danville, Iowa This is a perennial flower nursery that display flowers in theme gardens and fields. Classrooms, a tea room, gift shop are located in a peg and post barn. Take a walk through the gardens and look at the variety of … [Read more...]

Lake Okoboji Queen II Tours – Arnolds Park, Iowa

Lake Okoboji Queen II Tours - Arnolds Park, Iowa To really see the lake and all it's beauty without having to drive you will truly enjoy the cruise on the Queen II. The Queen II takes passengers around West Lake Okoboji. This replica of the original … [Read more...]

Wapello County Historical Museum – Ottumwa, Iowa

Wapello County Historical Museum - Ottumwa, Iowa Located in the Amtrak Station on Main St. the museum has displays of vintage tools, furniture and local memorabilia. … [Read more...]

PIONEER HERITAGE MUSEUM – Marengo, Iowa

 PIONEER HERITAGE MUSEUM - Marengo, Iowa This museum displays buidlings from the 1800's and early 1930's. See the 1861 log house and bachelor's cabin, 1861 railroad depot, 1930 filling station. … [Read more...]