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Boone County Historical Center – Boone, Iowa

     Boone County Historical Center - Boone, Iowa Here visitors can experience the drama of the Kate Shelley story; view a replica of an Iowa coal mine, note the artifacts in an extensive gun and military collection, and learn more … [Read more...]

Bob Feller Hometown Exhibit – Van Meter, Iowa

    Bob Feller Hometown Exhibit - Van Meter, Iowa This museum in Van Meter, Iowa, is housed in a brick building. On one outside wall is a mural that depicts “Rapid Robert” in a series of pitching poses. Inside is displayed an … [Read more...]

Blank Park Zoo – Des Moines, Iowa

   Blank Park Zoo - Des Moines, Iowa Blank Park Zoo - Des Moines, Iowa In the southwest part of Des Moines, Iowa, on twenty-two acres is located a beautifully landscaped zoological park. Over 800 animals from five continents are exhibited in … [Read more...]

Blairsburg Opera House – Blairsburg, Iowa

    Blairsburg Opera House - Blairsburg, Iowa This is a restored turn-of-the-century opera house which is on the National Historic Registry. This facility is available for group meeting, events or stage productions. … [Read more...]

Big Creek State Park – Polk City, Iowa

    Big Creek State Park - Polk City, Iowa Built to protect Polk City from flooding this development is part of the Saylorville Lake project. A diversion dam which forms the 866-acre Big Creek Lake was primarily developed as a flood … [Read more...]

Belmond Historical Museum – Belmond, Iowa

     Belmond Historical Museum - Belmond, Iowa Located in downtown Belmond, the museum preserves the history of Belmond. Many of the items were gifted by Belmond Residents. The exhibits depict events in the early life of Belmond … [Read more...]

Bedstemor’s House – Elk Horn, Iowa

    Bedstemor’s House - Elk Horn, Iowa Come to visit this historic home in Elk Horn which is owned and operated by the Danish Immigrant Museum. It has been restored and is completely furnished to reflect the style of the period … [Read more...]

Beaman Heritage Museum – Beaman, Iowa

   - Beaman, Iowa This museum hosts a collection of aftifacts and history from Beaman which is one of the oldes communities in Grundy County. … [Read more...]

Barn Quilts of Grundy County – Grundy Center, Iowa

    Barn Quilts of Grundy County - Grundy Center, Iowa Enjoy traveling this 64-mile loop through the towns and fields of Grundy County with a showcase of colorful quilt blocks painted on the sides of barns and other farm buildings. The … [Read more...]

Ankney SummerFest – Ankeny, Iowa

   Ankeny SummerFest - Ankeny, Iowa Join in the fun for the celebration of SummerFest in the Ankeny area, parade, carinval, beer tent, Sweet 16 contest and much more. Each summer Ankeny hosts a huge celebration put together by a dedicated group of … [Read more...]