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Littlefield Recreation Area – Exira, Iowa

Littlefield Recreation Area - Exira, Iowa This four hundred and forty-four acre recreation area has over one hundred campsites, some with electricity. This county park boasts of having a seventy-acre lake that is good for fishing and swimming. There is a … [Read more...]

Kanesville Tabernacle – Council Bluffs, Iowa

Kanesville Tabernacle - Council Bluffs, Iowa A 40-by-60 log cabin replica in Counceil Bluffs of the tabernacle used by the Mormons has been built near the site where the original structure stood. It was here that Brigham Young was sustained president of … [Read more...]

Hitchcock House – Lewis, Iowa

Hitchcock House - Lewis, Iowa This house, in Lewis, Iowa, overlooking a bend in the East Nishnabotna River, was a station on the Underground Railroad. The house was built in 1856 by Rev. George B. Hitchcock and is made of brown sandstone quarried from … [Read more...]

Historic General Dodge House – Council Bluffs, Iowa

Historic General Dodge House - Council Bluffs, Iowa This Second-Empire home built in 1869-1870 by General Grenville Dodge and his wife is now a museum. Dodge was a Civil War officer, railroad builder, banker, and politician. The home has been restored … [Read more...]

Guthrie County Historical Village – Panora, Iowa

Guthrie County Historical Village - Panora, Iowa     The Guthrie County Historical Village, located on a beautiful 4-acre complex near the Middle Raccoon River and old Lenon Mill Park, this complex in Panora, Iowa, features ten buildings and … [Read more...]

Grave And Memorial Of Merle D. Hay – Glidden, Iowa

GRAVE AND MEMORIAL OF MERLE D. HAY - GLIDDEN, IOWA The memorial is an open roadside memorial on Hwy. 30. This historical site is a memorial to Merle Hay, who was one of the first U.S. soldiers, and the first Iowan, killed in World War I. Merle Hay is … [Read more...]

Whiterock Resort (Formerly Garst Farm Resort) – Coon Rapids, Iowa

Whiterock Resort (Formerly Garst Farm Resort) - Coon Rapids, Iowa In mid-February 2007 Garst Farm Resorts was donated by Liz Garst and her family to the Whiterock Conservancy and it was renamed the Whiterock Resort!  While the name has changed, the … [Read more...]

Desoto National Wildlife Refuge – Missouri Valley, Iowa

Desoto National Wildlife Refuge - Missouri Valley, Iowa     Near Missouri Valley, Iowa, there are nearly 8,000 acres of wetlands, grasslands, woodlands, and croplands along the Missouri River. This flood plain provides a safe stopping place … [Read more...]

Dale Valley Vineyard and Winery – Stuart, Iowa

Dale Valley Vineyard and Winery - Stuart, Iowa Produces red, white and blush wines. Provides tasting room and gift shop in turn-of-the-century, renovated one-room schoolhouse. Taking an interest in not only growing quality grapes to produce wonderful … [Read more...]

Carstens 1880 Farmstead – Shelby, Iowa

Carstens 1880 Farmstead - Shelby, Iowa This farm museum consists of two homes, several farm buildings, and antique farm equipmentin Shelby, Iowa. Many of the structures were built in the early 1880s. Thier motto is "preserving and celebrating … [Read more...]