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Southeast Iowa's Premier Race Facility 34 Raceway located in Burlington Iowa is a fast 3/8 mile dirt oval track owned by Jeff & Amy Laue and families.
The Abbie Gardner Cabin was listed on the National Register of historic places in 1973. Occurring in 1857 the Abbie Gardner Cabin was home to one of the few violent conflicts in Iowa between European-American settlers and Native Americans. For more information or to schedule a group tour call the number below.
Opened in 1931 this historical theater has been renovated to restores it to its Art Deco glory featuring original seats reproduced floral carpeting and hand-painted side panels. The Adler Theatre seats 2400 providing an intimate setting for the symphonies orchestras ballets and other art performances that take place here throughout the year. A cornerstone of the Quad Cities’ performing arts scene this Iowa attraction is a must-see for all theater buffs.
This outdoor amusement park featuring over 100 rides shows and attractions is a destination that’s fun for the whole family. Cruise through sections divided by theme such as Outlaw Gulch Main Street Adventure Island River City and the Space Shot Midway. Rides vary from the kid-friendly Frog Hopper and Puff the Dragon to the more adventurous Tornado rollercoaster and River Rapids Log Flume for fun-filled things to do in Iowa.
The heritage of African Americans in Iowa was in danger of being lost without major efforts to preserve it. In 1994 a small group from Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Cedar Rapids began the museum project in celebration of Black History Month never dreaming it would grow to its present form.
This 20000 square-foot museum is located on a 30 acre antique airfield. It features various periods of aviation through models engines propellers photos and more. Approximately a dozen aircraft are also on display including WWII models.
Contains articles & artifacts from the Prisoner of War Camp in Algona during World War II. Also visit the prisoner built Nativity Scene during the holidays!
Family bowling center.
Start your steps back in time at the Amana Colonies Visitors Center your gateway to events museums tours dining and more.
17 Theatres including 1 IMAX & 1 Digital Theatre.
1 of 2 casinos within minutes of our location.
The Anamosa State Penitentiary Museum showcases the 137-year history of Iowa's largest prison. The museum offers displays describing prison life the role of the "guard" through the years and a huge variety of photographs from the prison's early days. Historic stone building on the prison grounds displays artifacts and historical information about Iowa's largest correctional facility.
Art gallery and gift shop with multiple adult and children's programs and workshops throughout the year.
This family-oriented aquatic center has it all! Spend the day here splashing in the pool careening down the waterslide or frolicking in the waterfall. And when hunger strikes head over to the food court for some satisfying grub! With such a wide variety of things to do here Avoca Family Aquatic Center is the ideal way to spend a day for a fulfilling Iowa travel experience.
Bring the entire family to Beach Ottumwa for a splash-filled day of fun! Suited for all ages this indoor/outdoor park features a 300000 gallon wave pool Children’s Play Area Curly Slide and – for the bravest of the brave – the 200 foot Speed Slide!
Bedstemor's Hus is operated by the Danish Immigrant Museum and is an authentic Danish Grandmother's House which has been restored to its original 1908 Victorian period and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Over 1000 square feet of quality antiques depression glass primitives and much much more.
The Blanden Memorial Art Museum was Iowa's first permanent art museum and is accredited by the American Association of Museums. It is located in Fort Dodge historic Oak Hills district.
Lions and tigers and bears oh my! Opened in 1986 as an AZA accredited zoo the 49 acre Blank Park Zoo now houses over 100 species and almost 1500 animals. Hang with the King Island wallaby race with the Aldabra tortoise and roar with an African lion – it’s all in a day’s work at Blank Park Zoo. For the true animal lovers out there arrange for a behind-the-scenes tour to help train the sea lions or feed the giraffes for exciting Iowa activities!
Quality stained glass beveled and leaded glass blown glass art and gifts. Stop in anytime to watch glass blowing by Jesse Bogenrief and staff.
All aboard for a 25 minute ride with a full size Thomas the Tank Engine™. Meet Sir Topham Hatt take part in storytelling live music build with Mega Bloks™ and much more!
This National Trust Historic Site in Cedar Rapids Iowa is a museum and so much more. As a community cultural center Brucemore's 26-acres are alive with concerts festivals performances and activities. Grab the family take a tour of the mansion stroll the gardens pack a picnic and attend outdoor theatre.
Step back in time at Calkins Square…Listed on the National Register of Historic Places the home contains many of the original items used by Dr. Martin Calkins a country doctor and Wyoming's first mayor. Period furnishings in the doctor's office and home including original items from three generations. The Wyoming Historical Museum in the renovated 1874 Hotel Williams features pharmaceutical items old-fashioned ice cream parlor replica of old dental office and barber shop historical displays.
Our facility offers a unique gaming experience that you will not soon forget. The casino floor features almost 700 slot machines 18 table games luxurious LIVE poker room and VIP lounge. Don't feel like driving - try our complimentary shuttle service.
Built in the 1960’s this drag race track is 60 ft. wide and 4000 ft. long with 350 ft. concrete launch pads. The drag strip is asphalt. Cedar Falls Raceway has been under IHRA and NHRA Sanctions and is currently a NHRA Member Track. The races are held on Friday Saturday and Sundays. Gates open at 5:30 on Friday 1:30 on Saturday and 9 AM on Sunday. Admission cost varies according ot the event and range from $8 for adults on up. Children from $3 on up. The races run from April until October.
This first-rate ice arena offers public skating ice hockey figure skating events skating lessons and more.
Come cheer on Cedar Rapids’ own minor league baseball team at Veterans Memorial Stadium April through September.
The museum's rich holdings of art include the world's largest collection of works by Regionalist artist and Cedar Rapids native Grant Wood along with galleries devoted to Roman art prints and 20th century American art.
Cedar Valley Winery features French and American hybrid varieties producing high quality award winning wines. Focusing on quality the Cedar Valley Winery produces estate grown and estate bottled wines from grapes grown exclusively in their Vineyard 10 minutes west of Fairfield.
Located in downtown Grundy Center the theatre offers first run movies for 99 cents every night. There are two screens with shows beginning at 7:00 and 7:30 PM.
Central College is a 4-year private coeducational liberal arts college. Central has 1635 students and offers bachelors' degrees in areas including 36 majors and other pre-professional programs.
Offers daily open bowling specials Friday and Saturday night “Cosmic Bowling” league bowling and a pro-shop.
What began as a four-day county fair which attracted 28000 people in 1918 has evolved into the "world's greatest county fair." Best known for its agribusiness machinery displays the fair devotes 35 acres to agricultural equipment making it the largest and most comprehensive agribusiness display in the country. The fair also features big name entertainment 4-H and FFA displays and events chuckwagon and harness racing truck and tractor pulls a rodeo car races and a carnival. There are approximately 500 commercial exhibit booths. Cattle horses and sheep are available for viewing all nine days of the fair. Poultry are displayed the first four days and rabbits are on exhibit the last five days.
Showcases 2-D & 3-D art and fine crafts through an arts gallery and a changing exhibit space
Showcases turn of the century firefighting equipment
Located in Coral Ridge Mall rent skates and have hours of fun with the entire family. Open year-round.
Iowa's largest mall filled with stores ranging from JCPenney to PacSun. Indoor playground will keep the young ones entertained while you rest your feet for a bit. Don't forget to visit the carousel!
Climb this 106-foot converted water tower for an unparalleled view of the Des Moines River Valley and Lake Red Rock. You'll climb 170 steps to the viewing platform -- it's the tallest observation tower in the Midwest.
Cedar Rapids is a city that is home to thousands of Czech Moravian and Slovak immigrants and their descendants since the turn of the Century. The Czech Village is a restored section of what was the shopping district for many of those immigrants. In addition to specialty shops the village hosts several family-friendly activities and festivals throughout the year.
The gift shop is open on Saturdays and Sundays from April to December for wine-tasting and purchases with special musical events periodically through the season. It is also available to rent for family gatherings weddings and other special occasions.
Come and visit Elk Horn's local winery. Take a tour of the vineyard and the bottling stations and after enjoy a sampling of some of their wines.
The Danish Immigrant Museum takes you on a journey following the path that many immigrants took to the United States from Denmark. Explore the rich heritage of Danish Americans and share in the immigration story.
Internationally acclaimed the Des Moines Art Center is known for its architectural design and permanent collection of contemporary work. Programs including life music films and art classes are offered throughout the year.
Enjoy the sounds of a full-service professional orchestra! The Des Moines Symphony performs six pairs of classical concerts throughout the season as well as an Opening Night Gala a New Year’s Eve pops performance and the annual Yankee Doodle Pops Concert. The current conductor Maestro Joseph Giunta has been directing the symphony for over 20 years.
Casino featuring over 900 reel and video slot machines craps black jack roulette pai gow poker and more
The Dow House (circa 1909) is an Iowa Falls residence fully restored by the historical society. Experience a living room dining room and kitchen with period furnishings and view a magnificent collection of Iowa Falls photographs.
Casino slot machines and table games.
Walk down memory lane and view this car museum and sales showroom with restored cars from the 30s through the 80s.
This “Ghost Town” is far from being spooky – it’s thrilling! Visit the more than 11 original buildings from Edinburgh the seat of government for Jones County from 1840-1847. Browse early documents photographs furniture equipment and other artifacts from this time in history for fun Iowa family vacations.
Ever wonder what life was like during the era of covered wagons? Stop by the restored Cornwall Pioneer Home then explore a rural schoolhouse and the National Old Tresherman’s Hall of Fame. This historical site will transport you back in time and let you experience the Midwest pioneer-style.
Educational hands on exhibits.
Located in the heart of downtown the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center is a gathering place designed to showcase a world of arts and culture. This beautiful facility promises a rich and diverse season of entertainment featuring music comedy theater and dance performances. This complex reflects the city’s rich tradition of family community and pride and is one of the most comprehensive arts and convention centers in the state of Iowa featuring a state of the art Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts expo hall flexible meeting room space art gallery and commercial kitchen providing a sophisticated backdrop for meetings and performances.
This Davenport Iowa museum houses more than 3500 paintings sculptures and works on paper from the 16th century to the present. The Figge Art Museum also includes a Family Fun Center offering a space for families to engage in art activities in a fun and educational environment.
Ice hockey concerts and plays
Modern movie theatre showing multiple big-screen new releases.
Replica Civil War militia fort houses an extensive collection of military pioneer and Native American artifacts. Front Street includes a pioneer village consisting of original and replica buildings which house artifacts connected to the buildings.
Prairie School style house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1908 – restored and furnished with Arts & Crafts and Wright designs of its period.
Cornerstone laid 1890 -- Finished 1892 this magnificent building with its Gothic windows and clock tower topped by lady liberty tolls the hours and adds the ambience of quiet village ways. It is one of the three buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. These include the Civil War Memorial Hall and the Franklin Country Jail. The groundwork is being laid to complete a historic district which will include the Carnegie Library the Post Office and Band shell Park. All contiguous and all a telling part of Hampton’s heritage. Restored 1975—1976 & 2006-2007.
Features grandstand shows midway and free entertainment. Grandpa’s Farm offers old time farming demonstrations with horses steam engines and antique tractors. Free draft horse pull on Saturday. Museum and Pleasant Hill a 1900’s town with enactors and craftsmen free gate and parking
4-lane lap pool therapy pool 3-lane indoor walking track full size gym 30x30 multi-purpose room cardio/selectorized eqt./free weight area & locker rooms (men's women's & family). 6 month & annual memberships. Daily membership & punch cards available.
FunCity features many attractions for the whole family to enjoy. Many vacation resorts say they offer something for all ages but at FunCity we've packed in more FUN for EVERYONE! The kids will love our over 100 interactive arcade games kiddie go-carts and multi-level laser tag arena while you relax in our 22 person hot tub or take the plunge down Koozmickie Falls! FunCity's got it all!
University of Northern Iowa - The $23 million 100000 square foot complex features three state-of-the-art concert halls a soaring glass-walled lobby and dozens of teaching and rehearsal spaces. All three halls have been designed with state of the art equipment superb acoustics and intimate sightlines. GBPAC Photos Hosting over 300 performances each year the GBPAC showcases the world's finest artists ensembles of the UNI School of Music the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony and many other community and regional events.
We are here to help you learn about Grant Wood’s life and paintings invite you to visit us in Anamosa IA the birthplace of Grant Wood link you to Grant Wood Art Festival information offer you the opportunity to purchase items from a comprehensive collection of Grant Wood prints books and memorabilia.
Enjoy an evening of fast paced stock car racing.
Hancock County Agricultural Museum is home to an exciting collection of restored farm equipment and machinery from the 1840s to the 1950s. An impressive collection the museum features two floors and over 115 exhibits. Spend the day perusing this fascinating museum for a blast from the past and exhilarating Iowa travel!
The Harriman-Nielsen Farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 20 acre farm's Italianate house was built in 1881 by Dr. O. B. Harriman. Given to the Franklin County Historical Society by the Nielsene Nielsen Estate the property is presently undergoing restoration.
The Hoover birthplace museum and presidential library introduces families to the story of how a man of humble beginnings can become president of the United States of America.
Built in 1889 during the golden age of amusement parks Historic Arnolds Park is one of the longest running amusement parks in the World. Return to a time where a ride on a Ferris wheel at sunset was the thrill of a lifetime and a Nutty Bar was the yummiest treat in the World.
North Central Iowa’s fastest ½-mile dirt track running IMCA modifieds IMCA stock cars 360 Mods hobbies and hornets.
Located in Greenfield the Iowa Aviation Museum celebrates Iowa’s aviation heritage from the first recorded flight in 1910 to space exploration. The Iowa attraction houses over 15 vintage aircrafts to examine as well as the Iowa Aviation Hall of Fame. For aviation enthusiasts this Iowa attraction is a must-see.
Serious fun to help every child imagine create discover and explore through the power of play!
Named one of the “Top 10 Festivals in the Nation” by Downbeat magazine the Iowa City Jazz Festival has gained national exposure since its beginnings in 1991. Featuring some of the top names in jazz the free open-air festival makes jazz accessible and enjoyable for all. With past headliners such as John Scofield Kenny Garret Roy Haynes Charlie Hunter Yellowjackets and Paul Motian the Iowa City Jazz Festival attracts some of the biggest names in jazz for an unforgettable summer weekend.
The Iowa Events Center is located in downtown Des Moines and is comprised of Hy-Vee Hall - the states largest exhibit hall, Wells Fargo Arena - a top 100 concert facility, and Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center - the states largest ballroom.
Museum features the largest military weapons collection in Iowa. Learn the history of the Iowa Army & Air National Guard the 113th ("Red Horse") Calvary and the 34th ("Red Bull") Infantry Division which first was organized in 1917 and still serves our Nation today.
Relive the days of steamboats motor launches and wooden cruisers. The museum has amassed a vast collection of local photographs articles and artifacts from the Iowa Great Lakes early 'golden days' of boating. Includes familiar hallmarks from Arnolds Park earlier days. Located in Okoboji Spirit Center next to Historic Arnolds Park Amusement Park.
Experience Iowa like never before! Filled with dozens of hands-on interactive exhibits the Iowa Hall of Pride tells the stories of Iowa's communities and their heroes. It's fun for kids adults and families and a great venue for group meetings and events. All Iowa students grades K-12 are admitted free.
This is an event the whole family can get into! Step back in time into a world of knights lords and ladies with the Iowa Renaissance Faire. Enjoy comedy improv shows street performers live music and of course delicious food for unique activities in Iowa.
Shake rattle and roll down to this museum for a unique look into the lifestyle of an era gone by. Showcasing rock ’n’ roll artifacts from the 50’s and 60’s the Iowa Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum has many nostalgic exhibits including a reproduction of the Iowa Great Lakes recording studio a 60s-era radio broadcast booth vintage recording equipment and other items of memorabilia for rockin’ Iowa family vacations.
Race on down to the Iowa Speedway for a thrilling exhilarating one-of-a-kind experience! Just thirty miles east of Des Moines the speedway is a state-of-the-art 7/8 mile tri-oval racetrack designed by former NASCAR Champion Rusty Wallace. Seating 25000 fans the raceway hosts several races throughout the year including NASCAR and Indy Racing League races.
Built between 1871 and 1886 this magnificent building is one of the nation's finest examples of 19th century architecture. Its dome constructed of steel and brick is externally gilded with 23-karat gold leaf. Tours can be scheduled between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tours of the Capitol last about one hour to one hour and 20 minutes. Groups must schedule in advance.
The Iowa State Fair may very well provide the ten most fun-filled days in the whole year. Sprawled over 400 acres including wooded campsites the fair attracts tens of thousands of visitors annually with numerous things to do in Iowa. Among the entertainment exhibits rides and music are some annual favorites including the Butter Cow and the Mighty Bluegrass Shows Midway’s double Ferris wheel.
Gives visitors the chance to see and try first-hand some pieces of railroad history
Offering unique wine tours rural tourism theme destinations history tours wedding and shuttles; capacities from 4 to 56.
The Jasper CountyHistorical Museum contains many interesting exhibits utilizing over8000 artifacts that have been donated to the society over the years.One of the outstanding attractions near the entrance to the museum is a40 foot long bas-relief sculpture depicting the history of JasperCounty. There is an Iowa Native American diorama theater quiltexhibit and more! There is also extensive agriculture equipment locatedin the barn.
The Jefferson County Fair was the 1st State Fair in Iowa. The years have passed and the Fair has grown into one of the larger 4H Fairs in the State as well as being designated the "Official Greater Jefferson County Fair". We are very proud of these facts and work hard to preserve a homey atmosphere for the kids as this IS a 4H and FFA Fair.
Conveniently located next to AMC Star Cinema/Various Restaurants and Casinos
Built in 1931 this stadium is one of the oldest ballparks still in use in all of the minor leagues. Come take part in America’s favorite pastime in this historical treasure.
Step back in time & picture the life of a young Midwestern boy & his family near he turn of the 20th century. The modest four room home has been restored to reflect its appearance in 1907 the year of the Duke's birth.
Exciting shopping dining and entertainment in West Des Moines Iowa
Julefest is held annually Thanksgiving weekend. The fun-filled Christmas festival features over 25 local businesses organizations historical sites and museums ready to help you get into the full swing of the holidays. Visit distinct gift shops large Christmas boutiques and more!
Galleries housing glass pieces from the 1800s the largest collection of spool cabinets and many family showcases featuring collectibles from area residents.
See an intriguing mix of collections including Van Ness Native American artifacts and foster dolls.
We are a "paint your own pottery shop" that offers glass fusion mosaics clay technique classes and unique one-of-a-kind gifts too
Experience life on the Iowa frontier through the vintage exhibits and living history at the museum.
Knoxville is the home of the Knoxville Raceway which has earned a solid reputation as the fastest half-mile dirt racetrack in the nation. The Knoxville Raceway hosts the Sprint Car National Championships held here each August. The Sprint Car Nationals attract over 150 of the best cars teams and drivers in the world including racing fans from every state in the nation and several foreign countries.
A stern wheeler ferry boat that takes passengers on a scenic cruise around Clear Lake throughout the summer and fall
Enjoy viewing works in the gallery's permanent traveling collections or exhibits by guest artists. For gallery hours and specific event times call the center.
Fans of Little House On The Prairie won’t be able to pass this up! Visit the childhood home of author Laura Ingalls Wilder in the Masters Hotel now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Explore the historic hotel and the surrounding landscape to truly get a feel for Wilder’s Iowa experience. The most die-hard fans can even take home some memorabilia from the gift shop!
Come watch the Sioux City Explorer’s baseball team! Tickets range $5 to $11. Baseball games start in May and run through September which provide plenty of entertainment for kids of any age. Be sure to visit the Stadium to check out home games!
Quaint locally owned bowling alley with a great kitchen.
Public conservation facility featuring a variety of displays about the wildlife and natural resources of North Iowa
Featuring 18 different wines all produced on-site a selection of cheeses and buffalo meat from their own herd which roams nearby. The tasting room is a remodeled 1920's barn. Winery vineyard consists of two acres of northern cold hardy grapes. The gift shop features clothing and wine related items. Little Swan Lake Winery is dedicated to producing the finest and most enjoyable wines.
Living History Farms in Urbandale Iowa tells the amazing story of how Iowans transformed the fertile prairies of the Midwest into the most productive farmland in the world. The interactive outdoor museum will bring back memories for some teach others what life was like prior to the current day and entertain those that wander through the different exhibits. There are authentic models of historical and modern farming for you to see. The farm seeks to re-create daily life of those that worked the farms in the past. You will see authentic simulations of typical historical farm sites and a small town from time periods that illustrate major changes in agricultural technology procedures and rural life.
Lost Island is a tropical paradise-themed waterpark located in Waterloo IA.
Grab a bag of fresh popcorn and see the latest films in this local movie theatre.
This unique homestead is a must-see for all history buffs. The birthplace of First Lady Mamie Dowd Eisenhower this home has been beautifully restored with mementos of the First Lady’s life and marriage including artifacts from the Eisenhower White House era as a historic and important Iowa attraction.
This legendary cheese-maker is honored to open its doors and share its rich history with visitors. Using sweet milk from nearby Iowa farms Maytag has been making their famous cheese since 1941. Take a trip to the cheese shop overlooking the plant and farm and enjoy a video covering the history of the Maytag Farm as well as cheese samples at the end of the tour!
Birthplace and boyhood home of songwriter and playwright of The Music Man Meredith Willson.
Merle Hay Mall Cinema next to Sears in Merle Hay Mall boasts Iowa's largest non-Imax screen.
Call from your hotel room for free transportation to and from the only full-service casino in Eastern Iowa; famous for its Bingo room.
Historic Movie Theatre
Swimming pool & Miniature Golf Course: interactive equipment fountains bubblers a diving area waterslides and areas for recreational instructional and competitive swimming. The leisure pool design also provides sand play area grass areas and expanded deck areas.
From go-karts and Laser Tag to mini golf and your favorite amusement park rides Michael’s Fun World is sure to be a delight for the entire family during your Davenport vacation.
Half mile dirt track.
Muscatine Art Center – Muscatine Iowa is a permanent municipal non-profit institution. The Art Center collects preserves interprets and exhibits objects of historical and aesthetic importance for the benefit of present and future generations.
Discover Muscatine's pearl button past with a new exhibit on the button industry. Muscatine once produced 1.5 billion buttons annually from Mississippi River clams and was known as the "Pearl Button Capital of the World." Try your hand at "clamming" button carding and button counting. Fee for tour group.
The Muscatine Soccer Complex located at 401 S. Houser St. in Muscatine is a 41-acre $3.8 million soccer facility that features eight full-sized state-of-the-art premiere soccer fields. Two of the eight fields are internationally sized lighted and contain amended soils. The complex is fully equipped including concessions media center restroom facility and parking area.
Museum & Aquarium
The extensive collection of motorcycles and memorabilia will have you spending hours poring over the thousands of items on display. For those who grew up with motorcycles the museum unleashes a torrent of memories. There are more than 200 vintage and antique motorcycles in the main showroom from a 1903 Indian Racer to a 1998 Captain America replica of the chopper ridden by Peter Fonda in the film "Easy Rider." Visit the museum at http://www.nationalmcmuseum.org for additional information hours and online shopping.
The YMCA Kid's/Family Gym is especially designedfor families with children under 12 years of age. Children enjoycrawling through the Kid's Castle tunnels sliding down the slide orjumping in the ball pit. Children under two years old develop largemuscle coordination in the area especially designed for the youngerset. The gym is open during regular YMCA hours of operation forchildren with parents to supervise.
This large shopping mall offers over 300 stores including Barnes & Noble Abercrombie & Fitch The Disney Store and Eddie Bauer.
The Old Creamery Theatre Company is the oldest professional theatre company in the state of Iowa. The Main Stage facility houses a 300-seat auditorium known for its spacious and comfortable seating.
This theatre opened in 2004 and offers 8 state-of-the-art theatres. Features comfortable stadium seating with listening devices and accommodations for the disabled.
Great family fun bowling with good food.
The city's place for bowling arcade games and indoor laser tag. Open all year round for family fun.
Take a tour of the old mill and Melpine School.
Bowling Alley Pizza & Burgers Beverages & Games
Take a step back in time as you visit this charming prairie community featuring vintage buildings in an old time setting. The village features a saloon jail country church country school mercantile bank and post office livery blacksmith shop and wood shop. The last rock Island Depot to operate in Franklin County was moved one block to its present site. Exhibits include telegrapher's equipment section hands' cars rail-laying tools mortarboard and lanterns.
Enjoy 1900 slot machines table games including blackjack and poker live horse racing (Apr.-Oct.) and simulcast horse racing. Triple Crown Eatery and AJ's Steakhouse live concerts and entertainment. Valet parking. Meadows Events and Conference Center. Ages 21 and older only in casino. Under 21 may attend races and dine accompanied by an adult.
Two 250 foot inner tube slides lazy river zero-depth kiddie slides geysers diving board diving platform swirl bowl slide and flowrider machine.
Principal Park continues to rate as one of the top minor league facilities in the country. The stadium which was built prior to the start of the 1992 season has seen over seven million fan passes through its gates.
Founded in Davenport in 1867 the Putnam is one of the first museums established west of the Mississippi and is the largest museum in the Quad City area. Home to over 170000 artifacts and specimens the Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science offers permanent and changing exhibits dynamic public programs and Iowa’s only 3D IMAX theater – all in a beautiful 115000 square foot facility.
The shop offers classes throughout the fall winter and spring so give a call if you want to learn a new skill.
A 3-D archery course
Barn dances karaoke and gospel music events. It is also available to rent for parties reunions and other special occasions.
The Raj is the only Maharishi Health Spa outside of India specifically built to offer traditional Ayurveda rejuvenation treatments. At the heart of The Raj programs are the profound treatment programs that help restore balance and reawaken the body's natural healing mechanisms.
The first REA plant west of the Mississippi to go on line. Power was turned on March 28 1938. Plant owned by Franklin County Historical Society. On the National Register of Historic Places this first rural electric utility plant has been selected as a point of interest in the Silos and Smoke Stacks National Heritage Area.
Helping to create the beautiful entrance to Iowa State University and the city of Ames Reiman Gardens is one of the largest public gardens in Iowa. Practicing sustainability and smart designs the gardens are a true haven for horticulturists of all ages.
Live it up in luxurious surroundings that include a Vegas-inspired casino world-class golf course designed by Rees Jones a relaxing spa entertainment and first-rate restaurants.
Iowa City’s resident professional theater Riverside Theater has been delighting audiences for more than 25 years. From musicals to puppet shows to dramas you can catch it all here. This acting troupe is a delight for thespians young and old.
Visitors can experience hands-on interactive types of exhibits and learn about the physical and life sciences. The Digitstar Planetarium Challenger Learning Center where one can pretend to be an “astronaut” and small discoveries and laser shows allow young and old draw upon their scientific knowledge. Temporary exhibits on many different science-related topics are presented all during the year. Specialized “scientific” merchandise is available in the Gift Shop. Certain “shows” are scheduled on a daily basis; others are shown on weekends.
Located in downtown Cedar Rapids this science and technology museum provides entertaining learning experiences that spark the imagination with exciting Iowa activities. Get hands-on with some of our many exhibits including Real World Robots where you can explore the abilities and impact of robots.
Great place for the full concert experience outdoors.
Offering award winning Iowa wines to compliment any taste each madefrom cold-climate grapes so you can be sure you are enjoying the bestof the Midwest. Visitors can enjoy the landscape and view our smallherd of domestic elk as they sip a Sugar Grove wine accompanied by ourgourmet cheeses and bread. Our vineyard manager would be happy to giveyou a tour of our vines.
Best known as the site of Buddy Holly’s last concert – host to a variety of musical acts throughout the year
Von Maur Ben Franklin Four Seasons Petland Talbots Dollar Tree and other specialty stores located conveniently in this outdoor entrance mall.
The Danish Windmill is an authentic windmill imported from Denmark. The Windmill was built in 1848. Learn more about how it was brought to our town and how windmills work by touring this special addition to our community. The Windmill is also the largest Danish import shop in the United States.
The summer heat got you down? Let the friendly folks at The Aquatic Center help you out. Featuring three unique areas The Falls has something for everyone. There is a children's pool with a slide fountains and interactive play structures. If that doesn't appeal to you try the tube slibe and lazy river. If you're still not satisfied there is also a 25 meter pool with lanes a diving board a diving platform and a drop slide.
The Family History & Genealogy Center is the research library of the Danish Immigrant Museum offering translation and research services. It has a significant collection of background materials.
Visit Kimballton's famous Mermaid a replica of the Little Mermaid on the rock in Copenhagen's harbor. In 1978 the citizens of Kimballton built the Mermaid to honor the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen and his popular book "The Little Mermaid.
- Featuring a 1912 streetscape with an ice cream parlor/soda fountain and gift shop all in set designs re-created from the Warner Brothers motion picture The Music Man.
Tivoli Fest Elk Horn's annual Danish celebration is held Memorial Day Weekend. Enjoy Danish foods and specialties such as Smørrebrød Æbleskiver and Medisterpølse. Tours of the Danish Windmill Bedstmor's Hus the Danish Immigrant Museum and visits to unique shops add to the experience. There is a special parade danish folk dancers an entertainment stage craft show and much more.
Tokens Inc. Family Fun Center Family entertainment pizza pop food miniature golf lazer tag games birthday parties family fun and team building.
Trainland U.S.A. is an operating toy train museum displaying Lioneltrains and accessories. It is so named because it depicts thedevelopment of the railroad across the United States. This exhibitrepresents three eras of time; frontier steam and diesel.
Visit the home of the Hawkeyes founded in 1847 and now considered to be “Public Ivy”. Visit the Pentacrest the center of academic life at the University or stroll the pedestrian mall featuring restaurants local shops and boutiques and considerable nightlife. The University is home to a number of Division I sports teams including football basketball and wrestling – try to catch an event while you’re on campus!
20th century paintings and sculptures - African art ceramics prints drawings photographs and new media.
The university is located 25 miles from the AmericInn of Grundy Center. They host all of the college sporting events including football basketball and volleyball held in either the UNI dome or the new McLeod Center. The Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center is the fine arts center on campus. Here you will find concerts and plays. Call for ticket and performance times for any of these centers.
A venue for family-friendly activities and events that build community for the perspective of a small turn of the century Iowa village.
Veterans Memorial has now been renovated into a beautiful state of the art Convention Center. Inside Veterans Memorial is now considered Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center with 27 meeting rooms and the state's largest ballroom (over 28000 sq ft). Veterans Memorial Hall located inside the west entrance is a 5000 sq ft tribute to Iowan's servicemen and women. Documents personal stories photos and more detail each conflict since Iowa's statehood in 1846.
The newly constructed Vikinghjem is a replica of 900 A.D. Viking House and Blacksmith Shop.
Newly built nature center also containing a viewing deck and library.
Webster County Fairgrounds hosts a variety of events including rodeos flea markets horse and cattle shows the Webster County Fair trade shows gun shows wedding fairs and much more.
The Webster County Museum contains a number of artifacts and collections from Webster County including railroad military and mining items as well as many others. Hours vary - call ahead to make appointments or arrange tours.
The moment visitors enter the building they know they have walked into an extraordinary facility. The open design of the building provides great sight lines from every seat a view of the action from concourse areas and tremendous vistas of downtown Des Moines including the skyline Principal River Walk and Capital building. In addition to hosting large concerts and family events Wells Fargo Arena is the home to two minor league sports franchises.
History comes alive with reenactments music/lectures and Native American food and dance.
The Windsor Theatre is owned by The Windsor Theatre Development Corporation a non-profit organization formed in 1998. A nine-member board of directors meets monthly to oversee operations determine policy and set prices.
Young Arena opened its doors in December of 1994 and operates as part of the City of Waterloo Leisure Services Department. Young Arena is the home of the United States Hockey League's Waterloo Black Hawks who were the 2007 USHL Anderson Cup and the 2004 Clark Cup & Tier 1 National Champions.
An exceptional golf experience at an affordable price. Wide green fairways and rolling hills make for one memorable round of golf. Twenty-seven holes of golf available for play.
If you plan on passing through Pella make sure to pack your wooden clogs! This heavily Dutch-inspired town is full of unique attractions including America’s tallest working Dutch Windmill. Measuring 135 feet from top to bottom this Dutch windmill is a giant attraction! Take a tour of the windmill and visit other nearby sightseeing spots such as Dutch Town and the Dutch Tulip Time Parade.
Strike your own American Gothic pose in front of the house that inspired Iowa artist Grant Wood to begin his most famous painting. Costumes and pitch fork are provided by the American Gothic House Center! Enjoy educational exhibits and videos on Grant Wood view a fascinating collection of American Gothic parodies solve magnetic puzzles and pin your town on our map. Find prints postcards stationery books totes clothing and other memorabilia in the gift shop.
One of the most family fun things to do in IA is visit Arnold’s Park! Constructed on the shores of West Lake Okoboji in the late 1800’s Arnold’s Park began as a Coney-Island style destination drawing visitors country-wide. Expanded and improved over the years Arnold’s Park remains a staple in Iowa Great Lakes tourism. Featuring classic rides and attractions live concerts dining shopping water rentals and sandy beaches this Iowa attraction has it all.
The mission of the Barn Quilts of Grundy County is to promote and celebrate the unique agricultural experience of Grundy County through the visual combination of barns which were vital to the economic well-being of the rural community and the comfort of handmade quilts that provided warmth beauty and an outlet for individual artistic expression. Travel over 64 miles thru Grundy County viewing over 50 Barn Quilt Blocks.
A local beautifully designed park - great for a mid-day picnic.
Beeds Lake provides over one mile of great shoreline fishing as well as a boat ramp for access to the lake. Beeds Lake also has two miles of walking trails. A 170 foot long spillway with horizontal layers of limestone drops an abruptly 40 feet. Beeds Lake offers 99 electrical and 44 non-electrical camping sites picnic shelters fishing with a bait house open during the summer season boating swimming hiking biking and jogging trails.
Big Creek State Lake was created as part of the Saylorville project to protect Polk City form floods. A diversion dam which forms the 866-acre Big Creek Lake Saylorville was primarily a flood control project but also offers a wide variety of recreation. Big Creek State Park and the adjoining public hunting areas provide recreation for visitors of all ages and interests. The focal point of the 3550- acre complex is the lake.
This century-old farm is a unique setting for theme parties ice cream socials picnics story-telling hayrack rides and other special weekend events.
A track for BMX bike riding.
Walking Bridge connects the two cities for a nice scenic walk into downtown
One of Iowa’s most challenging golf courses.
County park that features boating fishing swimming and marked hiking trails
Enjoy three unique golf layouts and play through parkland prairie and wetlands. Brooks is a beautifully maintained 27 hole golf course with bent grass fairways that has been serving the golfing public since 1932.
18-hold golf course with carts available to rent and a driving range.
Brushy Creek Recreational Area is the state's largest recreational area with over 6500 acres. It offers visitors a variety of recreational opportunities including camping hunting biking hiking horseback riding boating fishing and swimming. Brushy Lake cover 690 acres.
The nature center area contains 76 acres which consists of woodland wetland and reconstructed native prairie and is bordered by the Iowa River. A popular attraction is a live wildlife exhibit featuring over 80 different species of animal including pheasants waterfowl fallow deer raptors amphibians and reptiles. A system of two miles of trails provides access to the nature area for outdoor enthusiasts of all types. An arboretum is also located near the prairie.
Iowa State Park featuring authentic log cabin camping sites two miles of trails and a Frisbee-golf course.
Offers 18 holes with irrigated fairways and greens in excellent condition. Features a driving range and pro shop with a complete line of golf equipment including balls clothing gloves and shoes.
2.5 acre garden site with gardens ranging from Victorian to Wetland Butterfly Ornamental Grass and Shade.
Center of town square. Bandstand gazebo permanent benches bronze sculpture rose garden and walkways.
Hwy. 34 East on E. Burlington Avenue. Four shelter houses modern restrooms multiple picnic and playground areas horseshoe pits 9-hole Frisbee golf course.
The orchard features 20 varieties of apples a gift shop play area cafe and bakery.
Located along the east bank of the Des Moines River this center contains spectacular displays of plants flowers and free-flying birds. Visitors can experience spring and summer vistas year-round under one of the largest geodesic domes in the United States without worrying about the weather outside. The center houses an extensive collection (over 1750 species) of tropical sub-tropical and desert-growing plants—probably more than any other place in the Midwest. There are also extensive exterior gardens a café and a gift shop. Guided tours are available if reservations are made at least two weeks in advance.
Large children’s park right next to the beach.
18 holes over 5782 yards with a par of 70 (Municipal)
The Eagle City Winer was completed in June of 2000 and obtained state and federal Class A wine permits; they now have label approval for 13 varieties of wine. The property consists of the winery vineyard tasting room gift shop and party room
Lake and park area.
9 hole disc golf course.
The Effigy Mounds covers 2500 acres with over 14 miles of hiking trails that wind along the hundreds of preserved Indian mounds. The Visitor Center offers films a museum a bookstore and naturalist programs.
18 holes over 6463 yards with a par of 72 (Municipal)
The park set aside in 1856 is home to the band shell named for Bill Riley famous for his Iowa State Fair Talent Shows.
Nine holes on the oldest private golf course west of the Mississippi River. Lunch Open to the Public and golf tee times can be setup for non-locals only without membership.
Located on the east edge of Anamosa is this beautiful nine-hole course which is stretched out over 3260 yards. Fawn Creek is known for its long wide-open fairways with a pond and creek water hazard. Unrestricted play is available Mondays Tuesdays and Fridays for non-members. Carts are available but reservations are recommended. A full-service banquet facility is also available.
The 18-hole "Flint Hills" course at the Flint Hills Municipal Golf Course facility in Burlington Iowa features 5680 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71 . The course rating is 66.7 and it has a slope rating of 110 on Rye grass.
A maze covering nearly two acres with over two miles of trail with towers bridges and a look-out tower.
Disc golf course with playground.
Come to the Grotto of the Redemption and witness a miracle in stone. The grotto is nestled in the rural Iowa community southwest of Algona in West Bend Iowa. The Grotto has been included in such features as Roadside America and Disney’s The Straight Story. The Grotto was recently featured on the History Channel’s program “Weird US.”
This park on West Okoboji Lake is a perfect place to spend a few hours or a whole day! Hiking trails are well-maintained winding their way through Burr Oak forest and marshes. Gull Point's beach provides a fine place for young and old to sunbathe and splash in the crystal clear water. The western portion of Gull Point State Park is a hiker's delight with a fine self-guided interpretative trail. On the 1.3 mile trail visitors can identify a variety of natural features by using the trail brochure. This area of the park is an excellent place to observe a wide variety of wildlife from songbirds to white-tailed deer. In the winter the area is open for cross-country skiing. The Gull Point lodge built during the 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corp is the largest such facility in the state. It features kitchen facilities and will seat 140 people. The lodge is a wonderful setting for group activities such as wedding receptions and family reunions.
2008 will mark the grand re-opening season for the $6 million renovation of Rogers Sports Complex. Improvements include upgrades in the playing fields new buildings and concession stands mini-major baseball fields (depicting Yankee Fenway Dodger and Wrigley Stadiums) Avenue of Champions Boulevard and Softball Hall of Fame Building and soccer fields.
Founded in the 1890's this historic railroad district features more than 120 stops in a singular destination. The area features antique shops art galleries boutiques and restaurants.
40 Acres of trees shrubs and flowers
Enjoy fishing boating canoeing and skiing on this beautiful limestone-lined bluff river which winds through the heart of this scenic city.
This vineyard grows over six varieties of French-American grapes including Chancellor Foch St. Croix Edelweiss Seyval Blanc and La Crescent which are bred to withstand Midwestern winters.
Come and enjoy the great outdoors on Fairfield's recreational trail system. When complete a 33-mile trail system will connect parks lakes and a state preserve. Pass through prairies woodlands wetlands old railroad corridors over major bridges and much more. Enjoy walking jogging biking and cross-country skiing in the winter. There are over 100 species of birds which you will catch sight of while enjoying your adventure on our trail system. During the summer months in Fairfield the three retired water reservoirs in Fairfield are refreshing places to go cool off and enjoy the lush greenery and to kayak canoe swim and fish. Or try the Cedar Creek Water Trail which uses a 6- mile scenic section of Cedar Creek or the 72-mile Skunk River Water Trail which passes through Keokuk Washington Jefferson and Henry counties.
The 394-acre park includes an adjacent golf course camping facilities with hook-ups playground equipment Badger Lake nature trails bird blinds a butterfly garden and a nature center.
Within this park you will find meadows oak-savannah forest and a spectacular overlook from the top of a glacial kame - a large bluff remaining of a river running into a glacial hole. Centrally located in the heart of Dickinson County this park has picnic areas nature trails a physical fitness course and modern bathrooms. Make sure to visit Westport School also at Kenue Park and soak up the history of this historical pioneer one-room school house.
Great for fishing boating swimming. Complete with beach and playgrounds.
Lake Okoboji is actually a combination of West Okoboji and East Okoboji lakes both a part of the Iowa Great Lakes chain. Created by glacier movement West Okoboji is considered to be one of only three blue lakes in the world. Its depth makes it popular for a number of outdoor Iowa activities such as motor boating water skiing sailing swimming and fishing. East Okoboji was also formed by glaciers but is much more shallow than its sister lake and is prime for fishing.
The Maharishi Vedic Observatory a one and one-half acre open-air observatory of masonry sundials is unique in the world for its ability to display in one compact form the whole structure of the universe along with all the movements of the sun the planets and the stars.
Maiden Voyage offers river cruises boat tours dinner cruises ecological tours and more!
This 280-acre area located 4 miles south of Hampton off Highway 65 has a 12-acre lake with good bass and bluegill fishing and an easy access fishing pier for users with limited mobility. Prairie flowers cover the ground along the 12-mile hiking horseback riding and cross-country skiing trail.
A family owned and operated canoe rental business that has been serving river enthusiasts for the past 25 years. They can accommodate any rental needs whether it is families groups of friends small businesses large corporations interest groups youth organizations or school groups. They have 160 canoes 250 inner-tubes and 20 kayaks. McDonough Canoe Rental is ready to send you floating down the river. Their river trips are fun for the novice as well as the experienced paddlers. Canoe trips begin at the canoe rental located near the Monticello Dam. After you put your canoe in the water prepare for a fun-filled day as you float down the Maquoketa River. The trip downstream to Pictured Rocks Park is eight miles and should take approximately three to four hours of floating time depending on the river level and the stops you choose to make along the way. Some choose to paddle while others choose to relax and take advantage of the day stopping along the way at the many sandbars. About half way down you will enter the spectacular bluffs along the river and those with a sharp eye may see the profile of an Indians head in the high bluff. You will end your trip at Pictured Rocks Park. The lush landscapes of the Maquoketa River offer many opportunities to stop and enjoy; therefore canoes are rented by the day.
Best place in the area skiing.
The Muscatine Municipal Golf Course is located about one mile north of the City. The 18-hole facility offers a complete pro shop concession area cart rental and driving range. Private and group golf lessons are available.
The arboretum is about 3 acres of gardens native trees shrub rosesornamental grasses and annual and perennial beds. A Learning Centerwill be built within the year to accommodate seminars and classes.
South 2nd Street. "Partners for Play" mega wood structure for kids' playground three softball fields municipal swimming pool and waterslide sand volleyball courts restrooms.
Pike’s Peak offers stunning views first-rate hiking and camping and a terrific atmosphere for group gatherings.
Pikes Point State Park is situated on West Lake Okoboji and is home to one of the most popular swim beaches in the area. Pikes Point's beach also has a very popular swim platform located within the swimming area for users to sunbathe or play on. Pikes Point is a great place for a family picnic. There are several picnic tables located throughout this nicely shaded area with a great view of West Lake Okoboji. There is also a CCC stone shelter that is available for rent and may be reserved online through the park reservations system.
Just a short 20 minute drive west from Grundy Center will bring you to the Pine Lake State Park. There are two lakes Upper Pine and Lower Pine that will provide you with fishing year round. There are camping facilities swimming area and Pine Lake Country Club all located on County Highway S56.
Putt your way through the world of 18th century pirates-- under cascading waterfalls across a natural stream and past pirate ship ruins! Nestled in a naturally beautiful landscape this 18-hole course will delight your family. With an elaborate pirate theme natural beauty and manicured landscaping Pirate's Cove is the perfect location for family and group gatherings. Challenge friends and family to a friendly round of Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. Discover the fun! Located at the entrance to Historic Arnolds Park Amusement Park.
This beautiful sprawling state park offers a long list of outdoor activities including camping hiking fishing hunting swimming and boating.
Putt Putt Mini Golf Course and a batting cage.
Featuring an 18 hole mini-golf course the area's largest arcade and an ice cream shop Ranch Okoboji is three acres of fun and attractions! Don't miss Tyotee's Wild Mining Adventure where kids can mine for rare gemstones fossils and arrowheads.
9 holes over 2550 yards with a par of 34 (Municipal)
The 13-acre garden includes 25 flower beds wetland and prairie areas nature trail gazebo and arbor. Historical plants along with new varieties.
The Saylorville Lake Project is 26000 acres which stretches for over 50 miles up the Des Moines River Valley. A wide variety of recreational activities are available including fishing picnic areas with group shelters boat launches an accessible fishing pier river fishing hunting and a 24-mile paved multipurpose trail used for biking hiking jogging walking and in-line skating.
The Scenic City Empress Boat Club is a cozy riverside log cabin that was built in 1937. The Scenic City Empress Boat is a 50 passenger double-decker pontoon that offers public chartered or catered cruises.
Located right outside of Boone Seven Oaks offers skiing snowboarding and snow-tubing during the winter season. For summer enjoy mountain biking trails kayaking canoeing river-tubes and paintball.
Sleepy Hollow Sports Park and Event Center is Des Moines' unique 80-acre year-round outdoor sports and family recreation complex. Sleepy Hollow emphasizes year-round activities and family fun
Ski snowboarding and tubing area.
Originally constructed in 1890 this bridge has been rebuilt over the years the last reconstruction was completed in 1989. The bridge still connects the Baptist Assembly Grounds (now Assembly Park) to Downtown.
One of Southeast Iowa's most challenging courses set up around the picturesque Walton Lake. Water comes into play on four of the five par 3's and while the three par 5's are very reachable; sloping non-forgiving greens await.
The 14-mile Volksweg Trail is a continually developing asphalt path. Currently the trail connects Pella from the Pella Public Library trailhead to the Howell Station Campground. From there the trail follows the Des Moines River and winds through the North Overlook woods. The trail continues along the north side of the lake to the Fifield Recreation Area. The trail passes through mature timbered areas restored prairies pine plantations open areas and offers fantastic views of Lake Red Rock. Benches for resting are available along the way.
A nine-hole golf course tucked between the scenic bluffs and the Wapsipinicon River. It features very tough rolling hills. The course is laid out over 2990 yards. Carts are available.
This park features 400 acres of beauty. Located on county road E-34 in the southwest corner of Anamosa along the Wapsipinicon River the park boasts modern campsites some with electrical hookups. The grounds also include a shower building (warm weather only) complete with basins flush toilets and showers. Trails are available for hiking biking and cross-country skiing. The park features fishing and a boat launch into the river along with two caves (Ice Cave and Horse Thief Cave which at one time was used to hide stolen horses). There are pavilions for rent for a variety of occasions.
North B Street. Fresh water swimming lake with sandy beach playground shelter fishing picnic area restroom. Lamson Woods State Preserve - SE corner of Fairfield Golf Club. Natural area with walking trails
Enjoy the 72 acres of this park filled with fun for your family. Weed Park has an aquatic park tennis courts sand volleyball playgrounds horseshoe pits rose garden (great for weddings) a 3-acre lagoon where you can fish feed the ducks and even go ice skating in the winter. And coming soon is a brand new disc golf course.
Westwood Golf Course is a beautiful 18 hole municipal course located inCentral Iowa. Less than 5 minutes from Interstate 80 Westwood Golf isjust a short drive from anywhere. A Driving Range and two PracticeGreens are available for use and our well stocked Pro Shop and SnackBar is always open to serve our golfing customers.
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