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The Iowa Great Lakes – Dickinson County, Iowa

The Iowa Great Lakes - Dickinson County, Iowa The three principal lakes of the group are Spirit Lake, West Okoboji Lake, and East Okoboji Lake. They are the largest natural lakes in the state of Iowa. The largest, Spirit Lake, is 5,684 acres (23 … [Read more...]

Five Island Lake – Emmetsburg, Iowa

    Five Island Lake - Emmetsburg, Iowa Five Island Lake - Emmetsburg, Iowa One thousand acre lake near Emmetsburg used both summer and winter for recreational purposes. After extensive investment by the community the lake has become a … [Read more...]

Grant Center Country Schoolhouse – Ida Grove, Iowa

Grant Center Country Schoolhouse - Ida Grove, Iowa This is a schoolhouse built in Ida Grove in 1884 that has been furnished with artifacts of that era. Visitors can look at old-fashioned desks, recitation bench, potbelly stove, and a number of old … [Read more...]

Lake Okoboji Queen II Tours – Arnolds Park, Iowa

Lake Okoboji Queen II Tours - Arnolds Park, Iowa To really see the lake and all it's beauty without having to drive you will truly enjoy the cruise on the Queen II. The Queen II takes passengers around West Lake Okoboji. This replica of the original … [Read more...]

French Museum – Peterson, Iowa

    French Museum - Peterson, Iowa   French Museum - Peterson, Iowa contains the life-long collections of 95 year old Doris French. There are over 200 dolls which she has dressed in the times they were made. This is a beautifully … [Read more...]

Trinity Heights – Sioux City, Iowa

Trinity Heights - Sioux City, Iowa     If you are interested in an artistic interpretation of Christian history you really must pay a visit to Trinity Heights in Sioux City, Iowa. There are 30 spectacular artworks which are complimented by a … [Read more...]

House Of Dolls – Emmetsburg, Iowa

House Of Dolls - Emmetsburg, Iowa In a building near the Iowa Welcome Center, in Emmertsburg, Iowa, visitors can look at a collection of over 10,000 dolls dating from 1865 to the present. This is a private collection that has been featured in national … [Read more...]

Parker House Museum – Spencer, Iowa

Parker House Museum - Spencer, Iowa   The Parker Historical Society of Clay County has collected and preserved memorabilia of the county. Its museum is located in a 1916 arts and craft period, mission-style home located in the downtown area not … [Read more...]

Fort Defiance State Park – Estherville, Iowa

Fort Defiance State Park - Estherville, Iowa 191 acres of state forest for camping, picnicing and enjoyment.A lodge constructed in the style of an old army outpost is an excellent place for group gatherings such as reunions and wedding receptions. An open … [Read more...]

Jim’s History Barn – Peterson, Iowa

Jim's History Barn - Peterson, Iowa Visit this vintage barn with an enormous collection of memorabilia from our country's wars and local artifacts. You will have the opportunity to see everything from vintage tools, toys, and clothing to Indian … [Read more...]