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...]

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...]

Historic Ackworth Friends Church – Ackworth, Iowa

The Friends Church in Ackworth, Iowa was built in 1869 as an academy building, containing a room for public worship as well as the school. The walls of the old academy building still serve as the walls of today's modern church. The village surrounding … [Read more...]

Soaring Eagles Nature Center – Clinton, Iowa

In Eagle Point Park, high above the Mississippi River, a nature center was established over 30 years ago. established. The Center offers displays of flora and fauna of the area and classes dealing with the environment. There used to be a zoo that was part … [Read more...]

Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area – Waterloo, Iowa

 Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area - Waterloo, Iowa Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area - Charles City, Iowa is one of 37 federally designated heritage areas in the nation and is an Affiliated Area of the National Park … [Read more...]

Wabash Depot Museum – Moravia, Iowa

The Wabash Depot Museum was obtained from the Norfolk and Southern Railroad in 1976 when the line was discontinued through Moravia, Iowa. Displays include a section car used on the rails in the early 1900s, an operational signal board for signaling train … [Read more...]

Santa Fe Swing Span Bridge (Toll Bridge) – Fort Madison, Iowa

Santa Fe Swing Span Bridge (Toll Bridge) - Fort Madison, Iowa. This swinging truss bridge crosses over the Mississippi River that connects Fort Madison, Iowa and unincorporated Niota, Illinois.  … [Read more...]

Riverside Gardens – Monticello, Iowa

Riverside Gardens - Monticello, Iowa - Located on the north side of Monticello, Riverside Gardens is a city park that was built by volunteers and is maintained by volunteers. The gardens are a showcase for the diversity of flowers available for today's … [Read more...]