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Greene County Historical Museum – Jefferson, Iowa

 Greene County Historical Museum - Jefferson, Iowa The Jefferson, Iowa Museum houses a number of different collections. Visitors can look at displays concerning early county history, Native American artifacts, Civil War memorabilia, early … [Read more...]

Greene County Courthouse Jefferson, Iowa

 Jefferson, Iowa This marble, three-story edifice located in Jefferson, Iowa, was built in 1917 and has a dome rotunda with a stained glass ceiling. The various county offices are accessed through archways of marble that frame murals depicting the … [Read more...]

Grant Center Country Schoolhouse – Ida Grove, Iowa

Want to see what school was like in the past? the Grant Center Country Schoolhouse has been restored to it's original condition. Visit the building in Ida Grove, Iowa. In September of each year the school is opened for 4th graders from the area to come … [Read more...]

Ragbrai – Des Moines, Iowa – Des Moines Register Host

 Ragbrai - Des Moines, Iowa - Des Moines Register Host  Ragbrai is always the last full week of July.  The cost for a week-long rider is $140; a week-long non-rider fee is $35 with the vehicle permit being $35.  If you wnat to enter … [Read more...]

Francesca’s House – Cumming, Iowa

  Francesca’s House - Cumming, Iowa When the movie The Bridges of Madison County was filmed in the Winterset area, this late 1800s homestead was used as Francesca’s farm. It had been abandoned for more than 35 years, and was restored for the movie.  … [Read more...]

Francesca’s House – Winterset, Iowa

    Francesca's House - Winterset, Iowa Francesca's House - Winterset, Iowa, actually 16 miles from Winterset is the home made famous by the movie "Bridges of Madison County."  Both Cummings and Winterset give access to … [Read more...]

Saylorville Lake – Polk City, Iowa

Saylorville Lake - Polk City, Iowa The 5400 acre Saylorville Lake features a full service marina, two public swimming beaches, over 600 campsites, 24 picnic shelters, nature gardens and a Visitor’s Center near the dam. … [Read more...]

Wieting Theatre – Toledo, Iowa

 Wieting Theatre - Toledo, Iowa In 1912, this $20,000 building in Toledo, Iowa, was described as the latest in opera house construction. After the decline of live performances by repertoire companies, the Wieting family installed motion picture … [Read more...]

Fisher Community Center Art Gallery and Ceramic Study Collection – Marshalltown

 Fisher Community Center Art Gallery and Fisher Community Center Ceramic Study Collection- Marshalltown, Iowa Two opportunities to explore fabulous artworks at one location. Edward Degas, Mary Cassatt, Albert Lebourg, Camille Pissarro, Henri … [Read more...]

Fisher Art Gallery- Marshalltown, Iowa

This building in Marshalltown, designed by the Iowa State University Architectural School, houses an outstanding collection of original paintings by Impressionist and post-Impression artists, such as Mary Cassatt, Alfred Sisley, and Edgar Degas. … [Read more...]