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Iowa State Penitentiary – Fort Madison, Iowa

Iowa State Penitentiary - Fort Madison, Iowa   The Prison is a place to look at but you certainly don't want to be a resident! The penitentiary was built in 1839 this is a maximum secutiry prison. Iowa State Penitentiary is the oldest prison … [Read more...]

Secret Garden – Danville, Iowa

Secret Garden - Danville, Iowa This is a perennial flower nursery that display flowers in theme gardens and fields. Classrooms, a tea room, gift shop are located in a peg and post barn. Take a walk through the gardens and look at the variety of … [Read more...]

Santa Fe Swing Span Bridge (Toll Bridge) – Fort Madison, Iowa

Santa Fe Swing Span Bridge (Toll Bridge) - Fort Madison, Iowa. This swinging truss bridge crosses over the Mississippi River that connects Fort Madison, Iowa and unincorporated Niota, Illinois.  … [Read more...]

Rural Free Delivery Postal Museum – Morning Sun, Iowa

Rural Free Delivery Postal Museum - Morning Sun, Iowa Morning Sun had the first rural postal route in the state's postal system. The route was established in 1886.  … [Read more...]

Riverside Park – Burlington, Iowa

 Riverside Park - Burlington, Iowa The Mississippi riverfront was the focus of activity in early Burlington. The river traffic (which could dock at the cobblestone steamboat landing) brought a tremendous number of people into the community and … [Read more...]

Christian Herschler Historic District Winery And Stagecoach Stop – Franklin, Iowa

Christian Herschler Historic District Winery And Stagecoach Stop - Franklin, Iowa   This area is located in a small town known as “The City of Stones," Franklin, Iowa. Here visitors will see a limestone home, barn, and several … [Read more...]

Rand Park – Keokuk, Iowa

  Rand Park - Keokuk, Iowa This park overlooks the Mississippi River at one of the river’s most breathtaking points. Scenic Rand Park was formed in 1882 from former cow pastures. The park is named for George Rand, Keokuk’s mayor at the … [Read more...]

Phelps House Museum – Burlington, Iowa

The Phelps House Museum is located in an elegant 19th century home, featuring antique furnishings belonging to th the Phelps family. Since this structure housed the city's first Protestant hospital, there is also a medical memories display. Named to … [Read more...]

P.E.O. – Founding site for the international women’s organization

In Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Iowa Wesleyan College is the site where P.E.O., an international philanthropic organization for women was founded. This group has over 225,000 members. Two rooms have been set aside in the Old Main building on the campus of Iowa … [Read more...]

Old Santa Fe Depot Historical Complex – Fort Madison, Iowa

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Old Santa Fe Depot Historical Complex - Fort Madison, Iowa. Because of the flooding June 2008 the  Museum is now located in the Old CB&Q Depot to the north of the former location.  The ATSF Complex is being raised above the flood plain to avoid the … [Read more...]