Davis County Courthouse – Bloomfield, Iowa

 Davis County Courthouse - Bloomfield, Iowa This is a unique 1877 French Renaissance architecture structure with mansard roof and graceful cupola courthouse in Bloomfield, Iowa. The cost of construction was less than $50,000 to build. The courtroom … [Read more...]

Danish Windmill – Elk Horn, Iowa

Danish Windmill - Elk Horn, Iowa This windmill was built originally in Norre Snede, Denmark in 1848. In 1975 it was shipped to Elk Horn and restored to its original working condition. Guided tours of the 60-foot mill are given and one can see gears and … [Read more...]

Keokuk National Cemetery – Keokuk, Iowa

Keokuk National Cemetery - Keokuk, Iowa This is one of just twelve original national cemeteries designated by the U.S. Congress. During the Civil War, the presence of the College of Physicians and Surgeons caused the federal government to locate … [Read more...]

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library/Museum/National Historic Site – West Branch, Iowa

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 Herbert Hoover Presidential Library/Museum/National Historic Site - West Branch, Iowa The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library/Museum displays tell of the life and careers of Herbert Hoover, the 31st President of the United States, is located in West … [Read more...]

Danish Immigrant Museum – Elk Horn, Iowa

Danish Immigrant Museum - Elk Horn, Iowa  This museum in Elk Horn tells stories of the experiences of Danish immigrants as they traveled from Denmark to various parts of North America. Its exhibits include collections of tools, clothing, … [Read more...]

Jefferson County Park – Fairfield, Iowa

Jefferson County Park - Fairfield, Iowa There are approximately 7 miles of hiking and biking trails that take visitors through a diversity of landscapes, such as timber, pine tree plantings, meadows, and reintroduced prairies. A 75-foot swinging bridge … [Read more...]

Dallas County Forest Park Museum And Arboretum – Perry, Iowa

Dallas County Forest Park Museum And Arboretum - Perry, Iowa This museum in Perry, Iowa presents both culture and natural history displays of the area. Much of the museum is devoted to local history; the arboretum section features a collection of trees … [Read more...]

FROELICH HISTORIC SITE – Monona, Iowa

At the site, in 1892, John Froelich built the first gasoline powered tractor. An 1892 scale model is at the site. Reference material is also available. From this invention, the Waterloo Gasoline Tractor Engine Co. was started. Later on, this company was … [Read more...]

Dallas County Courthouse – Adel, Iowa

Dallas County Courthouse - Adel, Iowa This courthouse in Adel, Iowa, which was built in 1902, is considered to be one of the best examples of civic architecture in the state. The architects were inspired by the styles of French chateaus as they designed … [Read more...]

Fox Ridge Herbs

On hills that are part of the Wapsipinicon River Valley is the setting for this herb farm. From spring through the fall, Julia Ladd, a floral designer, and her staff keep busy growing, harvesting, and drying flowers from two-acres of gardens and the … [Read more...]