Mahanay Bell Tower – Jefferson, Iowa

mahanay bell tower.jpg   Mahanay Bell Tower – Jefferson, Iowa

On one corner of the Jefferson town square is located a fourteen-story carillon. The structure is built of glass and ceramic cement. After taking a ride on a glass elevator to the 120-foot high observation deck, visitors can view the city and its surrounding countryside. The fourteen cast bells chime the time of day every 15 minutes; concerts are also offered daily at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.

The annual Bell Tower Festival is held the second weekend in June; events during that time include parade, live performances, rodeo, carnival rides, craft exhibits, and a car show.

Admission – $3 for adults, $2.00 for children under 5 (observation deck

Location: 220 N Chestnut St, Jefferson, IA 50129

Directions – turn off U. S. Highway 30 and go to corner of Wilson Avenue and Lincolnway

Hours – 10 am – 4:00 p.m., daily, Memorial Day to Labor Day (observation deck)

Phone – (515) 386-2155

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