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Easter Seals Camp – Des Moines, Iowa

Easter Seals Camp - Des Moines, Iowa This is a fabulous opportunity for those that want to enjoy the camping experience but are not able to go to the standard facility.  Easter Seals offers boating, swimming, horseback riding, the campfire … [Read more...]

Pufferbilly Days – Boone, Iowa

    Pufferbilly Days - Boone, Iowa Known for being a Railroad Town Boone celebrates Pufferbilly Days the first weekend after Labor Day annually. The celebration is rated as one of the top 5 celebrations in Iowa with over 30,000 people every … [Read more...]

Des Moines Arts Festival – Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines Arts Festival - Des Moines, Iowa - The Des Moines Arts Festival, Iowa's premier celebration of the arts, is held in Downtown Des Moines' Western Gateway Park. . Each year, Iowa's only free, three-day celebration of the arts, decorates downtown … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Corn Carnival – Gladbrook, Iowa

    Corn Carnival - Gladbrook, Iowa   For over 85 years the community of Gladbrook has held a Corn Carnival for the residents and visitors to their town. The summertime celebration, held in July, has everything you could want in a … [Read more...]

Children’s Museum Of Central Iowa – Ames, Iowa

Children's Museum Of Central Iowa - Ames, Iowa This facility in Ames is designed to provide alternative entertainment for families, with the opportunity to educate with science and technology, experience fine arts, study natral history and it has … [Read more...]

Chicago, Milwaukee, And St. Paul Depot – Adel, Iowa

Chicago, Milwaukee, And St. Paul Depot - Adel, Iowa This passenger depot was built in the early 1900s to serve the railroad that ran through Adel until 1952. The building has now been renovated. Since the railbed is now the Raccoon River Valley Trail, … [Read more...]