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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

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

The Historic Englert Theatre

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

Iowa City, IA HistoricTheatres

Seminole Valley Farm Museum

Seminole Valley Farm Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a 1900 farm with farmhouse, outbuildings, and exhibits.

Cedar Rapids, IA Museums

DAR Log Cabin

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

Washington, IA Historic Cabins



Communal Kitchen and Cooper Shop Museum

Authentic Amana communal kitchen house, including kitchen area and dining room, preserved as it was when the communal system ended in 1932. Across the street is the coopershop, where barrels were made.

Amana, IA Museums

Homestead Store Museum

Exhibits on commerce, architecture, communal-era crafts, and the store's role in the Amana community. Tour the museum's "open storage" areas.

Amana, IA Museums

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

Cedar Rapids Symphony

Professional orchestra performs classical, pops, chamber and family concerts in the Paramount Theatre. Nationally honored Symphony School. Tours of Paramount Theatre by arrangement.

Cedar Rapids, IA Symphonies

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

Pearl Button Museum/Muscatine History & Industry Center

Museum showcases machinery and memorabilia illustrating the button-making process. The History & Industry Center interprets local industrial history with an emphasis on pearl button manufacturing. Muscatine was known as the "Pearl Button Capital of the World"

Muscatine, IA Museums

Explore East Central Iowa