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Old Capitol – Iowa City, Iowa

 Old Capitol - Iowa City, Iowa - When Old Capitol's cornerstone was laid on Independence Day in 1840, Iowa City became the first "permanent" capital of Iowa. In Old Capitol, Iowa made the transition to statehood. Here, the first governor … [Read more...]

Museum of Natural History – Iowa City, Iowa

    Museum of Natural History - Iowa City Iowa offers three major galleries focused on natural science and natural history of Iowa and the Midwest. The UI Museum of Natural History was established in 1858 by an act of the Iowa General … [Read more...]

Museum of Art – Iowa City, Iowa

    Museum of Art - Iowa City Museum of Art - Iowa City, Iowa explores the diversity of art throughout the world from Mexico to Africa to the United States. The display of Mexican pottery, African art and the work of Lansky with his … [Read more...]

Kalona Historical Village – Kalona, Iowa

    Kalona Historical Village - Kalona, Iowa Kalona Historical Village - Kalona, Iowa is a cluster of historical buildings to remind the visitor of the past of this Amish and Mennonite community. The Wahl Museum is a monument to the … [Read more...]

Muscatine Art Center – Muscatine, Iowa

     Muscatine Art Center - Muscatine, Iowa Muscatine Art Center - Muscatine, Iowa is a permanent, municipal, non-profit institution. The Art Center collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits objects of historical and aesthetic … [Read more...]

Mount Vernon Historical District – Mt. Vernon, Iowa

     Mount Vernon Historical District - Mt. Vernon, Iowa Mount Vernon Historical District - Mt. Vernon, Iowa was settled in 1836 and was originally known as Pinhook. In 1847, it was renamed Mount Vernon. In 1853 the Iowa Conference … [Read more...]

Millstream Brewing Company – Amana Colonies, Iowa

    Millstream Brewing Company - Amana Colonies, Iowa Willkommen! Up until 1884 the art of brewing beer had been practiced in the Amana Colonies; then no brewing was done for the next hundred years. In 1985 three citizens of the area … [Read more...]

Mennonite Museum and Archives – Kalona, Iowa

Mennonite Museum and Archives - Kalona, Iowa, This is a museum devoted to early Amish and Mennonite cultures and lifestyles, including genealogy books and reserach materials. Located in the Historical Village complex. … [Read more...]

Kalona Quilt And Textile Museum – Kalona, Iowa

     Kalona Quilt And Textile Museum - Kalona, Iowa In an area known for its quilting expertise (one advertising piece has dubbed Kalona, Iowa the “Quilt Capital of Iowa”), this museum has everchanging displays of antique … [Read more...]

Wilton Candy Kitchen – Wilton, Iowa

    Wilton Candy Kitchen - Wilton, Iowa This business, which is located in Wilton, Iowa in an 1856 building, is considered to be the oldest continuing ice cream parlor/soda fountain/confectionery in the nation. The candy kitchen was … [Read more...]