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101 Harley Ave.,
Distance from hotel: 1.4 miles
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.
102 Chamber Drive
Distance from hotel: 1.6 miles
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.
124 E. Main Street
Distance from hotel: 1.7 miles
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.
406 North High Street
Distance from hotel: 6.6 miles
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.
13838 Edinburgh Road
Scotch Grove, Iowa
Distance from hotel: 13.9 miles
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.
104 E. Main Street
Distance from hotel: 2.3 miles
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.
21301 County Road E34
Distance from hotel: 2.4 miles
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.
Distance from hotel: 8.7 miles
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.
21430 River Rd P.O. Box 635
Distance from hotel: 8.9 miles
The 13-acre garden includes 25 flower beds wetland and prairie areas nature trail gazebo and arbor. Historical plants along with new varieties.
441 E. Third St. and Bus. Hwy. 151
Distance from hotel: 4.5 miles
Nestled on the banks of the Wapsipinicon River is Stone City. Home to Artist Grant Wood, it was a prominent art colony in the 1930's. Surrounded by the Stone City Lime Stone Quarry, several lime stone buildings dot this small town. Stop in the General Store Restaurant for good food and relax on the deck overlooking the Wapsipinicon River. The kids can even feed the catfish below.
Distance from hotel: 8.5 miles
This small community was named for its founding by Scottish immigrants. As you travel along the road, stop to see the Edinburgh Ghost Town and Museum.
The city of Monticello, IA offers numerous shopping and dining options along with great family parks and attractions. Enjoy bicycling on the Jones County Byway, take in a Monticello Cubs baseball game, play nine at the Monticello Golf Course or spend the day at Pictured Rocks Park. Browse the specialty shops and the Antique Market Show, then treat yourselves to some home cookin' at one of our diners.
Distance from hotel: 9 miles
This small Village came into existence in October, 1871. During this same year, the Midland branch of the Chicago/Northwestern Railroad connected with the Davenport/Monticello branch of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad through this young village. Located at the geographical center of the county, and the junction of the two railroads, it naturally took the name “Center Junction”. In 1874, being the true county seat in Jones County, Center Junction lost a fierce contest with Anamosa for the coveted plum. Then, in 1885, this town was incorporated.
Distance from hotel: 10.3 miles
In 1842, this small town was the location for the 3rd Post Office in Linn County. Mail was received by horseback weekly. The town was incorporated in 1881. Stop by and have a meal at Shelly's or visit Cox Lake Park and Joe Emmons Park. If you enjoy horses, visit Greenbriar Riding Academy for a little Equestrian fun. During the first part of August, is “Springville Fun Days” and one of the stops for the East Central Iowa Pullers Association, Truck and Tractor Pull.
Distance from hotel: 12.7 miles
This small village got its beginning in the spring of 1871, when the first building, a general store was erected where the Lynch Bros. Meat Market now stands. By fall, the Midland Division of the North-Western Railway was completed through town. In the beginning, the town was named “Franksburg”, after a local stock farmer, S.G. Franks, who started the first stock rail shipments from this section of the county to Chicago. But due to a delay of goods, being shipped to Franksburg, Minnesota by mistake, and never to have happen again, the new name “Onslow” was given. Named after the Governor of Maine, the town was incorporated in 1888.
Distance from hotel: 13.8 miles
Known as “Christmas City”, this small town boasts a spectacular canopy of lights during the holiday season. The Hotel Williams on Main Street provides a showcase of the Wyoming area heritage. The hotel, built in 1878, operated as a hotel until 1932. Featured is a unique display of pharmaceutical items used in Wyoming's past dating back to the Civil War, and old-fashioned ice cream parlor and a 1926 Cleveland Indians baseball uniform worn by Emil Dutch Levsen (formerly of Wyoming). Dutch was the last major league pitcher to pitch, and win, two complete games of a double header.
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