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The Donna Reed Center For The Performing Arts – Denison, Iowa

The Donna Reed Center For The Performing Arts - Dennison, Iowa The restored Germanic Opera House, constructed in 1914, is the headquarters of the Donna Reed Foundation. Both film and theatrical productions also take place there. On the premises is a … [Read more...]

Swan Lake – Carroll, Iowa

Swan Lake, a 116 acre man-made lake, is located three miles south of Carroll, Iowa, in Carroll County. Before the 1983-1985 restoration, the lake had a maximum depth of 6 feet and an average depth of 3 feet. This produced a poor fishery due to frequent … [Read more...]

Squirrel Cage Jail – Council Bluffs, Iowa

Squirrel Cage Jail - Counciul Bluffs, Iowa This three-story brick historic jail was built in 1885 at a cost of about $30,000, of which nearly 75% was spent on a rotary jail unit in the center. Each floor is divided into 10 pie-shaped cells. This is one … [Read more...]

Small’s Fruit Farm And Pie Parlor – Mondamin, Iowa

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Small’s Fruit Farm And Pie Parlor - Mondamin, Iowa In Mondamin the Smalls  offer Apples, Strawberries, Raspberries, Melons, Pumpkins and a variety of other fruits and vegatables. They have pick your own Strawberries in June and pick your own apples in … [Read more...]

Railswest Railroad Museum – Council Bluffs, Iowa

Railswest Railroad Museum - Council Bluffs, Iowa     In this 1899 Rock Island Railroad depot in Council Bluffs, Iowa, has been established a museum dedicated to railroad history—especially relating to the westward expansion of the … [Read more...]

Penoach Vineyard – Adel, Iowa

Penoach Vineyard - Adel, Iowa A 1900 era farmstead with 5 acres of vines among the rolling hills of west central Iowa. The barn was built in 1917, probably never did the builders think the building would be converted into a wonderful historic tasting … [Read more...]

Nishnabotna Ferry House – Lewis, Iowa

Nishnabotna Ferry House - Lewis, Iowa This was the home of the ferry operator in Lewis, Iowa. This crossing of the Nishnabotna River was used in the 1850s by the Mormon Handcart migration as well as other settlers who were on their way west. Visitors can … [Read more...]

Nishna Heritage Museum – Oakland, Iowa

Nishna Heritage Museum - Oakland, Iowa In 1975 the local historical society purchased a dry goods and grocery store that had been built in 1905 and turned it into a museum. The building covered three lots, and since then—in 1988—one more lot … [Read more...]

Merry Brook School Museum – Woodbine, Iowa

Merry Brook School Museum - Woodbine, Iowa In a one-room school built in Woodbine, Iowa in the 1890s is housed area memorabilia and an extensive genealogical collection. The Harrison County Genealogical Society had indexed 39 county cemeteries and … [Read more...]

Loess Hills Scenic Byway/Visitors Center – Moorhead, Iowa

Loess Hills Scenic Byway/Visitors Center - Moorhead, Iowa The visitors center in Moorhead, Iowa, provides information on the Loess Hills and about the self-guided scenic byways tours. The byway tour brochure and the signs guide visitors through scenic … [Read more...]