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St. Patrick’s Church – Georgetown, Iowa

St. Patrick's Church - Georgetown, Iowa In 1851, a log church was established, as the faith was the priority item to the immigrants. By the early 1860's more natives of Ireland had joined their brothers and the congregation had out grown the tiny church. … [Read more...]

Red Haw State Park – Chariton, Iowa

Red Haw State Park - Chariton, Iowa This state park is a nice place to visit all year round. In this 420-acre site is located a 72-acre lake that has a sandy beach. The lake is noted for its clear water and for large bluegills.  … [Read more...]

Rathbun Fish Hatchery – Moravia, Iowa

    The Rathbun Fish Hatchery - Moravia, Iowa This hatchery is located in Appanoose County about seven miles north of Centerville, Iowa. The hatchery is situated on 375 acres of land directly below the Rathbun Reservoir Dam. The facility … [Read more...]

Rathbun Fish Hatchery – Centerville, Iowa

In Centerville, Iowa you can take the elevated observations walkway throughout the hatchery. Information center, aquariums, minitheater, audiovisual presentions on production methods, nature trail, restroom are all available. Original paintings by Maynard … [Read more...]

Dutch Mill – Pella, Iowa

  This is an authentic working Dutch Mill. Parts were built in Holland and assembled in Pella by skilled Dutch craftsmen. The Vermeer Mill grinds wheat into flour using only wind power and is the tallest working windmill in the United States. It … [Read more...]

Pioneer Ridge Nature Area And Nature Center – Ottumwa, Iowa

Area And Nature Center - Ottumwa, Iowa This nature center in Ottumwa, Iowa is staffed with a full-time naturalist. Displays stressing flora and fauna of the area have been developed. Nearby are three stocked ponds that are open for public fishing. … [Read more...]

Nelson Pioneer Farm – Oskaloosa, Iowa

In Oskaloosa the Nelson Pioneer Farm includes structures of an 1853 brick home, 1856 barn listed on the National Register of Historic Places, log cabin Friends Meeting House (Oskaloosa is also the hosts the Iowa Yearly Meeting state office), one-room … [Read more...]

National Sprint Car Hall Fame Museum Knoxville- Iowa

The world's only museum dedicated to preserving the history of "big car" and sprint car racing is located in Knoxville, Iowa. Sprint cars are small, high-powered race cars designed primarily for the purpose of running on short dirt or paved … [Read more...]

Pella Opera House – Pella, Iowa

Pella Opera House - Pella, Iowa The Pella Opera House is the largest institution for the arts in Marion County and provides a key anchor in the touring schedules of artists for the Midwest audiences. First opened as an Opera House in 1900 the community … [Read more...]

Working Amish Community – Near Bloomfield, Iowa Near Drakesville

Working Amish Community - Near Bloomfield, Iowa Near Drakesville This is a working Amish comminity with over 40 businesses near Drakesville and Bloomfield, Iowa. (If you stop at the Davis County Welcome Center you can obtain maps to nearby Amish … [Read more...]