Stephens State Forest – Chariton, Iowa

In the north part of Lucas County the major portion of this state forest is located. Visitors can experience a “forest wilderness” there or take part in many different recreational activities. In several different “units” camping … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Belinda Toy And Antique Museum – Chariton, Iowa

Belinda Toy And Antique Museum - Chariton, Iowa George Pierschbacher, Sr. and his wife Linda now run a toy and antique museum in Belinda Church—the place where he was baptized as a child. George and Linda converted the circa 1946 church in 1986 to … [Read more...]