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East Central Iowa, Iowa

East Central Iowa

Step back in time and across oceans for a taste of Old World tradition. Visit seven authentic German villages to sample wines, beers and delicious fare. Or, shop for master-crafted furniture and clocks. Then fast-forward to the 21st century for a thrilling evening of stock car racing.

Explore East Central Iowa

The Historic Englert Theatre

The Englert Theatre opened in downtown Iowa City on September 26, 1912

Iowa City, IA HistoricTheatres

Sutliff Bridge

The massive iron bridge, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was constructed in 1898 at the crossing of Sutliff'

Sutliff, IA Historic Bridges

Muscatine Art Center

Visit 1908 Edwardian mansion, which houses French Impressionist works and American decorative arts. Large contemporary gallery features changing exhibitions, Japanese garden and sculpture court.

Muscatine, IA Art Centers

DAR Log Cabin

1840 log house of Alexander and Mary Young and their eight children. Located in Sunset Park.

Washington, IA Historic Cabins

Industrial Machine Shop Museum

The Industrial Machine Shop Museum dates back to 1860 and was the original repair shop for the Amana Woolen Mill. The museum still contains equipment original to the building. Machinery was driven by a central line shaft and was powered by the water wheel turned by the millrace canal.

Amana, IA Museums

Old Capitol Museum

National historic landmark, located on the University of Iowa Pentacrest, restored to reflect the years it served as the last capitol of the Iowa Territory (1842-1846) and as the first state capitol (1846-1857). Guided tours and video presentation available.

Iowa City, IA Museums

Indian Creek Nature Center

Restored savannas, prairies and woodlands cover 210 acres. Cedar Greenbelt Recreation Trail and Sac and Fox National Recreation Trail cross the property. Buildings include auditorium, "maple syruping"

Cedar Rapids, IA Nature Centers


Amana Woolen Mill and Salesroom

Iowa's only operating woolen mill, with looms in operation Monday through Friday. Self-guided tours available daily.

Amana, IA Mills

Museum of Natural History

Three major galleries focus on natural science and natural history of Iowa and the Midwest. Newly remodeled Hageboeck Hall features more than 1,000 birds. Mammal Hall displays nearly every order of mammal from aardvark to zebra, including a 48

Iowa City, IA Museums

Kalona Historical Village

Gathered around the old wooden two-story depot and representing Kalona'

Kalona, IA Museums

Communal Agriculture Museum

Exhibits of tools, artifacts and photographs depict the role of agriculture in communal Amana. Located in a restored 1860 barn.

Amana, IA Museums

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