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UNI MUSEUM – Cedar Falls, Iowa

This museum has the largest natural science collection—geology, biology, history, and anthropology—in northeast Iowa. The museum serves the University of Northern Iowa and the surrounding communities, and has since 1892. It has both permanent … [Read more...]

The Victorian Home and Carriage House Museum – Cedar Falls, Iowa

The Victorian Home and Carriage House Museum - Cedar Falls, Iowa built in 1861 by A. D. Barnum, a building contractor whose local projects included the Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home (later the Iowa State Normal School and now University of Northern Iowa). … [Read more...]

Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute And Museum – Waterloo, Iowan

International Wrestling Institute And Museum - Waterloo, Iowa This museum in Waterloo, Iowa explores the history of one of the world’s oldest sports. It features displays on famous wrestlers, including Dan Gable, Iowa’s Olympian wrestler. Other persons … [Read more...]

The Ray House – Vinton, Iowa

In Vinton as one tours this lovely Queen Anne-style mansion, the visitor has an opportunity to learn about Victorian life, architecture, and craftsmanship. The house was built in 1893-1904 by Frank Ray, a leading businessman and entrepreneur. … [Read more...]

The Horridge House – Vinton, Iowa

The Horridge House at 612 First Avenue, Vinton Iowa, is the location of the Benton County Historical Society's Archives and Museum. This house, built in the 1860s, is an excellent example of Carpenter Gothic-style architecture. It was built by George … [Read more...]

The Bily Clocks And Antonin Dvorak Exhibit – Spillville, Iowa

It is a genuine suprise when visitors to the Bily Clocks Museum of Spillville, Iowa see the large display of unique wooden clocks. Beginning in 1913, the brothers employed the idle hours of long winter days and evenings with their skills of … [Read more...]

SWEENEY’S HOUSE OF CLOCKS – Waukon, Iowa

Description – Here you can look at a display of nearly 1,000 clocks. These demonstrate the artistic ability of many different clockmakers. Also exhibited are collections of tools, furniture, automobiles, and other antiques. … [Read more...]

SPOOK CAVE – McGregor, Iowa

Here visitors have the opportunity to tour an underground limestone cave by boat. Two of the features on that tour are a frozen 60-foot waterfall and a wishing well. The guided tour lasts approximately 35 minutes—no walking required. The … [Read more...]

RED BARN MODEL RAILROAD MUSEUM – Dundee, Iowa

In a barn outside of town, Joe Sanfilippo turned a barn into a toy train museum and arranged fixed and operating displays of Lionel, American Flyer, and Marx toy trains. Joe’s father had begun collecting in 1918. Some of the items date back to the … [Read more...]

PORTER HOUSE MUSEUM – Decorah, Iowa

This Victorian-style home contains, among other artifacts and photographs, collections of rare butterflies, moths, and insects from all over the world. Also found there is a rock wall that includes agate, amethyst, crystal, jasper, onyx, petrified wood, … [Read more...]