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Liberty Hall – Lamoni, Iowa

Liberty Hall - Lamoni, Iowa Former home of Joseph Smith III, son on the Joseph Smith of the Latter Day Saint movement. He lived in this house from 1881 - 1905. This 10 bedroom, large parlor, library, sitting room, dining room and built in drawers in the … [Read more...]

Lewis And Clark Keelboat Display – Onawa, IA

Lewis And Clark Keelboat Display - Onawa, IA In the Lewis and Clarke State Park, a full-size replica of the type of keelboat used by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their expedition up the Missouri River and into the Northwest. During a festival … [Read more...]

Lenox Rodeo – Lenox, Iowa

Lenox Rodeo - Lenox, Iowa The third week of July is Lenox Rodeo Week. The week begins with a parade and the Chamber's Old Fashioned Fun Night on Wednesday evening. There is a variety of food to sample along with watching the parade. … [Read more...]

Lamoni Civil War Days Reenactment – Lamoni, Iowa

Lamoni Civil War Days Reenactment - Lamoni, Iowa Labor Day weekend celebration in Lamoni consists of the Civil War Days Reenactment. Relive the 1860's with this entertaining and educational event for the whole family. The Civil War Dasy begins at 10:30 … [Read more...]

Kiwanis Museum Complex – Onawa, Iowa

In the area of Onawa visitors can tour several different examples of Iowa in the nineteenth century. The restored Chicago and NorthWestern Railroad depot houses more than 800 items of railroad memorabilia. Nearby one can look at a country school restored … [Read more...]

Kanesville Tabernacle And Visitor Center- Council Bluffs, Iowa

Before the city was known as Council Bluffs, early Mormon travelers named it "Kanesville" while making this a major stopping point on their cross-country migration from Nauvoo, Ill. to Salt Lake City, Utah. Today's Council Bluffs offers many … [Read more...]

Johnny Carson Birthplace – Corning, Iowa

Johnny Carson Birthplace - Corning, Iowa Born in 1925 this successful entertainer brought joy and laughter to millions during his broadcast career. Johnny Carson with the impish grin that intrigued people from all walks of life was born in Corning, … [Read more...]

Iowa Aviation Museum – Greenfield, Iowa

In Greenfield is one of the three airplane museums in the state, and it is home to the Iowa Aviation Hall of Fame. There are 11 early aircraft examples, including some one-of-a-kind models, and 2 military aircraft on display. Most of the civilian … [Read more...]

Icaria Museum And Research Center Corning, Iowa

In the latter part of the 19th century, just east of Corning a French communal colony called Icaria was established. This colony appears to have existed from 1852-1898. The museum was established in Corning to house Icarian artifacts and memorabilia and … [Read more...]

Hot Air Balloon Days – Creston, Iowa

Hot Air Balloon Days - Creston, Iowa Enjoy the over 60 hot air balloons that participate in this annual event. The third weekend in September is the weekend to enjoy hot air balloons floating through the blue skies on southwest Iowa during Creston's … [Read more...]