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Carrie Chapman Catt Center For Women And Politics – Ames, Iowa

 Carrie Chapman Catt Center For Women And Politics - Ames, Iowa Founded in 1992, the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics provides leadership development and educational opportunities for women and men interested in politics, public … [Read more...]

Brunnier Art Museum – Ames, Iowa – ISU

Brunnier Art Museum - Ames, Iowa - ISU This museum in Ames is on the top floor of the Scheman Building which is in the Iowa State Center in the south part of the campus at Iowa State University. This building is located near Hilton Coliseum, Fisher … [Read more...]

Story City Museum, School, Swinging Bridge – Story City, Iowa

  Story City Museum, School, Swinging Bridge - Story City, Iowa  The schoolhouse itself is historical, built in 1859, the museum houses history in the form of clothing, books, and other various artifacts. Story City Museum - Story City's … [Read more...]

Story City Antique Carousel – Story City, Iowa

Story City Carousel

Story City Antique Carousel - Story City, Iowa Visitors to Story City can ride on a restored 1913 Hershel-Spillman antique carousel. Iowa's only operating antique carousel will be whirling to the merry calliope tunes throughout the summer months. The … [Read more...]

Kate Shelley Railroad Museum And Park – Moingona, Iowa

 Kate Shelley Railroad Museum And Park - Moingona, Iowa While visiting this small town Rock Island Railroad depotin Moingona that has been restored, one can learn the Kate Shelley story—how this fifteen-year-old girl warned a passenger train … [Read more...]

State Center Rose Garden – State Center, Iowa

State Center Rose Garden - State Center, Iowa In the southeast part of State Center a landscaped garden has been developed specializing in roses. This garden in “The Rose Capital of Iowa” features varieties of old and new roses. An … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Hickory Grove Rural School Museum – Ogden, Iowa

Hickory Grove Rural School Museum - Ogden, Iowa In Ogden is this one-room school, constructed in 1889, continued in service until 1956. Included in the museum are: Original double desks, stage curtain, pot bellied stove, angle lamps, and pump … [Read more...]

Heritage Rose Garden – Gray, Iowa

  Heritage Rose Garden - Gray, Iowa  Heritage Rose Garden - Gray, Iowa In this small town of Gray, Iowa with less than 100 residents is located a rose garden that boasts over 195 varieties of roses, including winter-hardy types. Four women … [Read more...]