George Maier Rural Heritage Center – Elkader, Iowa

George Maier Rural Heritage Center - Elkader, Iowa Come and visit this 1919 sale barn and see the wonderful array of collectables that have been carefully acquired by George Mair to share with the visitors that want to taste a little history while on … [Read more...]

MOTOR MILL HISTORIC SITE – Elkader, Iowa

The settlement of Motor existed only from the 1840s to the 1870s. What remains at the historic site is a six-story mill, made from limestone, and four other buildings. The mill is the tallest old mill in the Midwest. This site is along the Turkey River, … [Read more...]

CARTER HOUSE MUSEUM – Elkader, Iowa

    CARTER HOUSE MUSEUM - Elkader, Iowa This home is an excellent example of Greek Revival architecture, one of the best in Iowa. It was built in 1850. Displayed in it are various area artifacts and antiques. The exhibits include Victorian … [Read more...]

BIG SPRINGS TROUT HATCHERY – Elkader, Iowa

    BIG SPRINGS TROUT HATCHERY - Elkader, Iowa This is a state-owned fish hatchery that has 24 spring-fed raceways. These house rainbow, spotted, and brown trout as they are developing. The trout are raised to stockable size and then … [Read more...]