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Double D Rodeo – Toledo, Iowa

- Toledo, Iowa Ranch Rodeo is an event that was re-created a number of years ago to return to the roots of rodeo when the first event was established in 1882. The Double D Rodeo is a true Ranch Rodeo! … [Read more...]

Diagonal Printing Museum – Diagonal, Iowa

 Diagonal Printing Museum - Diagonal, Iowa Visitors to Diagonal, Iowa can view an actual working press and a Linotype machine. The museum also houses a genealogical center and displays of local historical artifacts. … [Read more...]

Jester Park – Polk City, Iowa

 Jester Park - Polk City, Iowa Jester Park has been one of central Iowa's favorite outdoor playgrounds since 1958. This 1,834-acre park on the western shore of Saylorville Lake offers camping, picnicking, and golfing in a quiet country setting … [Read more...]

The Museum In Maxwell – Maxwell, Iowa

 The Museum In Maxwell - Maxwell, Iowa This museum consists of two buildings on the main street of town and a machine shed. In the south building visitors can look at examples of old-time establishments such as: general store, millinery shop, school … [Read more...]

Jefferson Telephone Company Museum – Jefferson, Iowa

  Jefferson Telephone Company Museum  - Jefferson, Iowa In this museum in Jefferson, Iowa, are displayed all types of telephones, switchboards, and other types of equipment dating from the 1800s to the present. This is one of few museums of its … [Read more...]

Quarry Depot/Trackside Treasurer – Marshalltown, Iowa

Quarry Depot/Trackside Treasurer - Marshalltown, Iowa This depot in Marshalltown is the oldest Chicago Northwestern station in Iowa; it is also the only one made out of stone. This 1868 depot has been renovated. Visitors can look at posters, notebooks, … [Read more...]

Jasper County Museum – Newton, Iowa

 Jasper County Museum - Newton, Iowa This museum in Newton features, among other items, the Maytag washing machine historical exhibit since the washing machine industry began when F. L. Maytag introduced the manufacture of a hand-powered washer in … [Read more...]

National Balloon Museum – Indianola, Iowa

National Balloon Museum - Indianola, Iowa Indianola is the home of the National Balloon Classic that takes place in late July and early August. This contemporary building of unusual design houses ballooning artifacts and memorabilia that depict 200 … [Read more...]

Iowa Veterans Home – Marshalltown, Iowa

 Iowa Veterans Home - Marshalltown, Iowa This facility first opened its doors in 1887. The present-day focus of the Iowa Veterans Home is to provide professionally managed health care for aging veterans. The veterans are treated with dignity and … [Read more...]

The Iowa Arboretum – Madrid, Iowa

 The Iowa Arboretum - Madrid, Iowa This facility, located on 378 acres in the middle of Boone County, is dedicated to the preservation and collection of woody plants for both scientific and educational purposes. It contains hundreds of species of … [Read more...]