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Williamson School Museum – Chariton, Iowa

The Museum is no longer open.  The collection was dispersed and the building has been sold. In Chariton, Iowa an old school building, different historical themes are being developed. Sections completed include the following: military room with … [Read more...]

Wilderness Kingdom Zoo – Near Bloomfield, Iowa

This attraction has been closed, sorry.   Wilderness Kingdom Zoo - Near Bloomfield, Iowa This 15-acre zoo and park has lions, tigers, alligators, wolves and bears. Get up close to goats, llamas and ducks in the zoo's three-acre petting area. … [Read more...]

Tulip Festival – Pella, Iowa

  Tulip Festival - Pella, Iowa Tulip Time in Pella is the first weekend in May. The city comes alive with a parade, garden displays of tulips and celebrations. The Pella Tulip Festival began in 1935 in celebration of the town's heritage. It is a … [Read more...]

Two Saints Winery – St. Charles, Iowa

Two Saints Winery - St. Charles, Iowa Just 30 miles south of Des Moines this winery grows it's own grapes to produce true Iowa wine. The winery facility will feature a tasting room and gift shop (scheduled to open in 2008), as well as public seating … [Read more...]

Southern Hills Winery – Osceola, Iowa

Southern Hills Winery - Osceola, Iowa Southern Hills Winery is Iowa's first Co-op. The winery was started in 2002 and uses locally grown grapes. Southern Hills Winery offers eight great wines: You're Making me Blush, Iowa Edelweiss, Iowa LaCrosse, … [Read more...]

Moulton Historical Society – Moulton, Iowa

Moulton Historical Society - Moulton, Iowa Displays at the Mouton Historical Society in Moulton, Iowa include a Dean Post Office box section, information about the former tile factory in Moulton, Wabash railroad artifacts and a map of the former Moulton … [Read more...]

Mormon Pioneer Historic Trailside Park – Garden Grove, Iowa

The Mormon Pioneer Historic Trailside Park west of Garden Grove, Iowa, where the granite monument marks the Mormon cemetery. … [Read more...]

Monroe County Historical Museum – Albia, Iowa

Monroe County Historical Museum - Albia, Iowa Visit the Monroe County Historical Museum and the historical setting of stores and homes in the village of Albia, Iowa. The museum has a reconstructed coal mine shaft with authentic equipment and real coal. … [Read more...]

Lucas County Historical Museum – Chariton, Iowa

Lucas County Historical Museum - Chariton, Iowa This museum is housed in a 1900s home decorated in turn-of-the-Century fashion and contains memorabilia of the Chariton area. The museum house was built by A. J. Stephens, Chariton contractor, in 1907-09 … [Read more...]

John L. Lewis Mining; Labor Museum – Lucas, Iowa

John L. Lewis Mining; Labor Museum - Lucas, Iowa At this museum in Lucas, Iowa visitors can learn much about the development of Iowa mining and history of labor as it pertains to mining. Early mining tools are part of the historical displays. The town is … [Read more...]