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Morning Star Chapel – Elk Horn, Iowa

Morning Star Chapel - Elk Horn, Iowa at the Danish Museum site there is a tiny chapel that was built in 1951 in Waterloo, transfered to the Danish Museum site in 1995. At just 6' x 8 ' this chapel has seen baptisms, weddings and heard the prayers of … [Read more...]

Milwaukee Railroad Depot – Jefferson, Iowa

Milwaukee Railroad Depot - Jefferson, Iowa The former Milwaukee Railroad Depot in Jefferson, Iowa, has been restored and is used for several purposes. For one thing, it serves as the trail head for the Raccoon River Valley Recreational Bike Trail. The … [Read more...]

The Big Treehouse – Marshalltown, Iowa

The Big Treehouse - Marshalltown, Iowa 12 levels reaching 55 ft. high, this treehouse has over 5000 sq. ft of space - you've gotta see it! The Treehouse is complete with music, electricity, telephone, microwave oven, refrigerator, running water, … [Read more...]

Iowa Historical Museum – Des Moines, Iowa

State Historical Museum

Iowa Historical Museum - Des Moines, Iowa The Iowa Historical Museum is housed in the Iowa Historical Building—a modern glass and granite building. Its many different exhibits showcase all facets of the state’s history from prehistoric fossils to … [Read more...]

Pammel State Park- Winterset, Iowa

Pammel State Park- Winterset, Iowa one of the first State Parks to be established in Iowa and was originally dedicated in 1928. Pammel is noted for its natural woodland beauty highlighted by it’s signature limestone ridge “backbone”. … [Read more...]

Merchants’ Bank Building – Grinnell, Iowa

 Merchants’ Bank Building - Grinnell, Iowa On the main downtown street in Grinnell, Iowa, is located the “Jewel Box Bank,” which was one of the last structures designed by noted architect Louis Sullivan. The 1914 building … [Read more...]

Iowa Gold Star Museum – Johnston, Iowa

On the grounds of Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa, a training camp for soldiers since 1900 and still an active Iowa National Guard post, a museum honoring both Iowa’s military personnel and those who served with the Iowa State Patrol has been … [Read more...]

Octagon Center For The Arts – Ames, Iowa

Octagon Center For The Arts - Ames, Iowa A major regional art center in Ames, Iowa featuring local, regional and national art exhibitions. Tours and art programs are available. There is a museum gift shop which offers works by Iowa and midwest … [Read more...]

Maytag Dairy Farm – Newton, Iowa

Maytag Dairy Farm - Newton, Iowa This is a farm developed in Newton by the Maytag family. It produces many cheeses but is known especially for its blue cheese. Visitors can view a videotape that describes the history and making of this special cheese. … [Read more...]

Tama County Historical Museum – Toledo, Iowa

Tama County Historical Museum - Toledo, Iowa The county museum is located in a former jail, built in 1870 and used until 1970. Displayed inside are Native American and pioneer artifacts, such as tools, utensils, toys, musical instruments, furniture, … [Read more...]