The Ray House – Vinton, Iowa

In Vinton as one tours this lovely Queen Anne-style mansion, the visitor has an opportunity to learn about Victorian life, architecture, and craftsmanship. The house was built in 1893-1904 by Frank Ray, a leading businessman and entrepreneur. … [Read more...]

The Horridge House – Vinton, Iowa

The Horridge House at 612 First Avenue, Vinton Iowa, is the location of the Benton County Historical Society's Archives and Museum. This house, built in the 1860s, is an excellent example of Carpenter Gothic-style architecture. It was built by George … [Read more...]

Iowa Braille And Sight Saving School – Vinton, Iowa

This school was founded in 1852 as a private school in Keokuk. In 1862, the program was moved to Vinton. Originally known as the Iowa College for the Blind, now it serves children from birth to age 21 who are blind or visually impaired. … [Read more...]

Vinton Railroad Depot And Museum

This depot was built in 1900 and is considered one of the finest passenger stations in eastern Iowa. Here a visitor can look at a restored depot, study the hobo monikers in the renovated motorcar shed, and hop aboard a Rock Island Line caboose. Erected at … [Read more...]