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Northeast Iowa, Iowa

North East Iowa

Summer pursuits make a big splash with young and old, while the fall harvest brings a bounty of color. Visit historic river towns, and catch riverboat casino fever. Then check into a charming bed and breakfast inn overlooking the mighty Mississippi.

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Carnegie Cultural Center

Temporary and Permanent exhibits fill this old Carnegie Library building. Permanent exhibits include the Natvig Brothers Circus, life under the big top in models to scale; Billy J's Clown Circus, clown models on parade; Toy Town

New Hampton, IA Museums

Bremer County Historical Society Museum

The Bremer County Historical Society Museum building was built in 1862 as the first large hotel and stagecoach stop in the area and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It now houses pioneer and other artifacts from Bremer County. Visit us on Facebook:

Waverly, IA Museums

Bloomsbury Farm

When you and your family visit Bloomsbury Farm, you will experience a fun-filled day full of outdoor adventure and learning! Bloomsbury Farm is located 4

Atkins, IA Farm Life

Porter House Museum

Italianate house with original furnishings. Exhibits of exotic butterflies, South American artifacts. Unique rock wall surrounds the property.

Decorah, IA Museums

Wapsipinicon Mill

This 1867 gristmill, one of the largest in the state, is located on the beautiful Wapsipinicon River in downtown Independence. Museum on second and third floor, new milling displays. Guided tours available by advance reservation.

Independence, IA Historic Mills


Waterloo Center for the Arts

Midwest art including works by Grant Wood, Marvin Cone and Thomas Hart Benton; American decorative arts and international folk art; the largest public collection of Haitian art in the United States. Interactive youth gallery, gift store, performances, programs and classes.

Waterloo, IA Art Centers

Oelwein Area Historical Society Museum

View a furnished country school room, parlor, bedroom, and kitchen. Other displays include farm equipment, railroad memorabilia, newspaper clippings and pictures, a general store, a medical area, and an extensive Delft collection.

Oelwein, IA Museums

Effigy Mounds National Monument

View prehistoric American Indian burial and ceremonial mounds, dating from 500 B.C. to 1300 A.D., on more than 2,500

Marquette, IA Monuments

Motor Mill Historic Site

Visit the six-story limestone mill and four other limestone buildings in the settlement of Motor, which existed only from 1869-1883. Hike rugged trails in nearby hills. Primitive camping, canoe access.

Elkader, IA Historic Sites

Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

Features more than 400 varieties of trees and many special gardens, including hostas, herbs, a trial garden, Buck Rose garden, and a children's garden.

Waterloo, IA Arboretums

Ice House Museum

Exhibit shows how ice was harvested from the Cedar River from the late 1800s to early 1900s. Farm machinery, automobiles, and various exhibits show how work was done in that era by man, woman, and horse power. Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Cedar Falls, IA Museums

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