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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.

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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

Grant Wood Gallery

Original artwork by Iowa native Grant Wood, including 23 charcoal sketches and two oil paintings, on display at the 1903 Carnegie Library. Marvin Cone and other artists also represented.

Tipton, IA Galleries

Wickup Hill Outdoor Learning Center

This 10,000-square-foot learning center is set among a diverse system of trails and natural habitats. See replicas of historic and prehistoric artifacts, a full-size replica of a wickiup and American Indian family, and a "Hall of Habitats" highlighting Iowa'

Cedar Rapids, IA Nature Centers

Museum of Art

One of the country's most important collections of African art serves as the museum's centerpiece. Visitors can also view traveling exhibitions and selections from the museum's permanent collection of more than 12,000 works of art.

Iowa City, IA Museums

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

Coe College Permanent Collection of Art

Stewart Memorial Library and Galleries display extensive collections by Marvin Cone, Grant Wood, Conger Metcalf and others.

Cedar Rapids, IA Arts

1876 Coralville Schoolhouse Museum

Restored 1876 schoolhouse contains interactive exhibits, hands-on activities for children. Group tour programs with costumed interpreter by appointment.

Coralville, IA Museums

Science Station and IMAX Dome Theatre

More than 130 hands-on exhibits for all ages, educational programs, IMAX Dome Theatre.

Cedar Rapids, IA IMAX

Amana Arts Guild Gallery

Former church building houses attic gallery with changing exhibits. Sales shop features authentic, handcrafted folk art produced by Amana artisans. Quilts, baskets, lackwork, tinware, pottery, needlework, woodwork and fine art.

Amana, IA Galleries

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

South Amana Barn Museum

Two-story horse barn contains 200 miniature replicas built by woodworker Henry Moore, depicting the history of rural America and built to a scale of 1" = 1'.

South Amana, IA Museums

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