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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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
Relive the past with exhibit of 800 heirloom dolls, 40 Victorian hanging lamps, rare European figurines, exquisite glass and porcelain, and six rooms of Victorian furniture. See toy tractors and pioneer tools, and view a lamp from the movie "Gone with the Wind."Strawberry Point, IA Museums
Nine-year-old Laura Ingalls moved here with her family in 1876 so her father could manage the Burr Oak Masters Hotel. This is the only childhood home of Laura Ingalls Wilder that remains on its original site. The hotel is restored to its 1876Burr Oak, IA Museums
This wooded 297-acre area is located in the heart of metro Black Hawk County. The Hartman Interpretive Center houses interactive displays and exhibits on local natural environment. The reserve is connected to an extensive recreational trails system in the Cedar Valley and 46Cedar Falls, IA Nature Centers