North Central Iowa, Iowa

North Central Iowa

Ply the waters past the prehistoric contours of the land. Walk through a tallgrass prairie. Pay tribute to a frontier settlement. Follow the best of legendary musicians. And, visit a city square dedicated to early 20th century movie magic.

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Heartland Museum

Heartland Museum houses area treasures, the Wright County historical library, opera house meeting room, and a walk down Clarion streets from the 1900s to present. A favorite exhibit features many hats and memorabilia from Alvina Sellers, the Iowa Hat Lady, with 302 of Alvina's 6,000+ Hats

Clarion, IA Museums

Lake Cornelia, Park & Campground

Lake Cornelia is a 246 acre glacial lake, stocked with Walleye, Large Mouth Bass, Perch, Crappie, Bluegill, Bullhead, White and Yellow Bass, Channel Catfish. Day use and Overnight boat docking is available in the marina. The Park has a 70 Site Campground with 20-30-50

Clarion, IA Campgrounds

The Rock Island Depot

The "Rock Island" Depot in Clarion was built in 1898 and restored in 1984, after it had fallen into disrepair. Originally built for the Burlington Cedar Rapids &

Clarion, IA Historic Depots

Clarmond Country Club

Clarmond Country Club is a public 9 hole regulation length, 36 par golf course. It'

Clarion, IA Golf Courses

4-H Schoolhouse Museum

Tour the furnished 1907 country schoolhouse honoring the birthplace nationally recognized 4-H four-leaf clover emblem. The former Lake Township #6 rural schoolhouse houses 4-H memorabilia, past 4-H uniforms, and other county history. The birthplace of the 4

Clarion, IA Historic Schoolhouses

Gowrie Depot Historical Museum

Collection of photos, clothing and other memorabilia that represents the evolution of community life in Gowrie. Housed in original train depot.

Gowrie, IA Museums

Charles H. MacNider Museum

Tudor-style mansion with contemporary additions overlooks Willow Creek and features permanent collection of 19th and 20

Mason City, IA Museums

Lime Creek Nature Center

Visit the 450-acre conservation education facility with its walking trails, restored prairie, and nature center featuring animal displays.

Mason City, IA Nature Centers

Grafton Heritage Depot

Restored 125-year-old Milwaukee Road depot includes authentically furnished waiting room, depot agent's office and freight room. Upstairs houses local memorabilia. Listed on National Register of Historic Places

Grafton, IA Railroad History

Hardin County Historical House

Large Victorian home built in 1891, featuring antiques and collectibles from the Eldora and Hardin County area. Carriage house and library located on the grounds.

Eldora, IA Historic Homes

Hardin County Farm Museum

This 12-acre agriculture and household museum houses antique farm implements and machinery of the 1850s-1950s. Goose Creek country schoolhouse, built in 1882, is located on the farm.

Eldora, IA Museums

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