Des Moines County Heritage Center – Burlington, Iowa

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Des Moines County Heritage Center - Burlington, Iowa Des Moines County, which includes Burlington, Iowa, is an area of many different sites that you will enjoy experiencing.  The Mississippi River borders the area with all the stories and beauty this … [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...]

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...]

Mosquito Park – Burlington, Iowa

 Mosquito Park - Burlington, Iowa Named for its size, Mosquito Park in Burlington, Iowa is located on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River just north of downtown and boasts one of the most beautiful views in the area. This park, which dates … [Read more...]

Wildlife Lakes Elk Farm – West Burlington, Iowa

WILDLIFE LAKES ELK FARM - BURLINGTON, IOWA This farm is located just outside of West Burlington to the west where you can see the majestic elk with their huge racks, the females with their young and other wildlife such as geese that visit the ponds at the … [Read more...]

Starr’s Cave Park And Preserve – Burlington, Iowa

This 200-acre park and preserve in Burlington, Iowa contains a variety of forest groupings—from bottom-land softwoods to upland hardwood timber. Native prairie grasses and flowers are found in small patches along the limestone bluffs. Some prairie … [Read more...]

Snake Alley – Burlington, Iowa

This brick street has been noted in Ripley's Believe It or Not as the crookedest street in the world. It consists of five half curves and two quarter curves and drops 58 feet over a distance of 275 feet. Visitors can walk or bicycle down its winding way. … [Read more...]

Crapo Park – Burlington, Iowa

Crapo Park - Burlington, Iowa   This 85 acre park was established in 1895 through the efforts of Philip Crapo, a local businessman and philanthropist. There was a great flurry of activity in 1896 to ready the park for the Iowa semi-centennial. The … [Read more...]

Burlington Railroad Drawbridge – Burlington, Iowa

In Burlington, Iowa there is a Burlington Northern Railroad Drawbridge crossing the Mississippi River into Illinois. This bridge is used everyday by the railroad. If you are interested in drawbridges this is one that you will want to sit on the banks … [Read more...]

Burlington Bees Baseball – Burlington, Iowa

Burlington Bees Baseball - Burlington, Iowa - The stadium was originally built in 1947, burned in 1971 and was rebuilt and reopened in 1973. In 2005 the stadium was renovated with the labor of volunteers. The Burlington Bees are a Class A minor league … [Read more...]