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Central Iowa, Iowa

Central Iowa

Arts and cultural pursuits are central to this region. A day of roller coasters followed by a night of baseball is sure to thrill. And for a glimpse of the area's rich past, visit a 19th century farm and village and a wildlife refuge where buffalo still roam.

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Allsup's Pumpkinville and Corn Maze

Pumpkinville is one of the best Fall outings you will find in Central Iowa. We have lots of groups and individuals come visit our fifth generation family farm. Both the young and old find something to have fun doing. Create your own traditions and family memories that last a lifetime.

Mitchellville, IA Mazes

Twin Anchors Golf Club

Twin Anchors Golf Club features a public, daily fee course located near Colo, Iowa. We offer a welcoming yet challenging 9-hole, par 34, regulation golf course with low prices and friendly service. From the back tees, the course plays over 2206 yards, with a slope rating of 113. Opened in 1994

Colo, IA Golf Courses

Reed/Niland Corner Historic Hotel/Cafe

Travel the Lincoln or Jefferson Highway to the "one-stop" destination of many travelers during the 1940's. The Reed/

Colo, IA Historic Buildings

Kellogg Historical Museum

The Kellogg Historical Museum complex includes agricultural building, factory/bank, original one-room schoolhouse, country church, machine shed and blacksmith shop, along with two-story museum building, the former Simpson Hotel, constructed in 1909

Kellogg, IA Museums

Factory Stores of America Outlet Center

Eighteen outlet stores including clothing, housewares and gifts.

Story City, IA Outlets

Trainland USA

Operating toy train museum depicts the development of the railroad across the United States. Frontier, steam and diesel eras are represented, with approximately 60 operating Lionel accessories still in their original state.

Colfax, IA Railroad History

Mahanay Bell Tower

Fourteen-story carillon commands a view of Jefferson and surrounding countryside from the 120-foot-high observation deck. Fourteen bronze bells chime the time of day, with concerts offered regularly.

Jefferson, IA Bell Towers

Living History Farms

Learn the amazing story of how Iowans transformed fertile prairies into the most productive farmland in the world. Travel at your own pace through five time periods spanning 300 years: the 1700 Ioway Indian village, the 1850 Pioneer Farm, the 1875 frontier town of Walnut Hill, the 1900

Urbandale, IA Living History

Story County Conservation Center

This 200-acre park, headquarters of the Conservation Board'

Ames, IA Conservation Centers

Adel Historical Museum

1857 brick building served as Adel's original schoolhouse. Features period room settings, photographs and memorabilia.

Adel, IA Museums

Carl and Evelyn Wilson Nature Preserve

Two-acre reconstructed prairie, with 75 flower species, grasses, native woodland and butterfly garden.

Traer, IA Nature Preserves

Binford House

Italianate-style 1874 home with Italian marble, curved staircase, walnut built-ins. Listed on National Register of Historic Places. Catered refreshments and meals available by arrangement.

Marshalltown, IA Famous Homes

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