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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

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

Jordan House

This stately Victorian home was built in 1850 and added to in 1870 by the first white settler in West Des Moines, James C. Jordan. Completely refurbished, this mansion was once part of the Underground Railroad and today houses 16

West Des Moines, IA Famous Homes

Fort Des Moines Memorial Park and Education Center

America's largest memorial to black and female soldiers. A 4.6-acre memorial park includes 20,000 sq. ft. museum and historic chapel.

Des Moines, IA Memorials

Jasper County Historical Museum

The history of Jasper County is depicted by a 40-foot bas relief mural. Exhibits include washing machine display, Maytag memorabilia, displays from four Newton-based companies, 150-million-year-old dinosaur tracks, agricultural display, and 1875 barn. See Victorian and 1930

Newton, IA Museums

Madrid Historical Society Museum

Keigley Doll Collection includes more than 1,000 dolls, plus toys, accessories, and teddy bears. Ackerlund-Burke Coal Mine Museum includes replicas of underground and slope mines, mining artifacts and information.

Madrid, IA Museums

Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace

Frame house with restored summer kitchen and furniture from Mamie's family. Master bedroom includes bed in which Mamie was born. Lower-level museum and library features photos of Mamie and Ike, memorabilia and gift shop. See 1949

Boone, IA Famous Homes

Salorville Lake Parks

Below is a link to the Polk County, Iowa Conservation site listing parks and trails. Nice information ------

, IA Parks

Historic Valley Junction

Historic railroad district, founded in the 1890s, with more than 120 specialty stores, art galleries, fashion boutiques, restaurants, and antique shops.

West Des Moines, IA Historic Downtowns

Story County Conservation Center

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

Ames, IA Conservation Centers

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


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