East Central Iowa, Iowa

East Central Iowa

Step back in time and across oceans for a taste of Old World tradition. Visit seven authentic German villages to sample wines, beers and delicious fare. Or, shop for master-crafted furniture and clocks. Then fast-forward to the 21st century for a thrilling evening of stock car racing.

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The Historic Englert Theatre

The Englert Theatre opened in downtown Iowa City on September 26, 1912

Iowa City, IA HistoricTheatres

Sutliff Bridge

The massive iron bridge, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was constructed in 1898 at the crossing of Sutliff'

Sutliff, IA Historic Bridges

Amish By-Ways Tour

A 90 minute tour of Kalona's Amish countryside with visits to local shops. An "insider's" view of Amish life.

Kalona, IA Tours

Seminole Valley Farm Museum

Seminole Valley Farm Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a 1900 farm with farmhouse, outbuildings, and exhibits.

Cedar Rapids, IA Museums

Granger House

Late 19th century middle-class home displays many antique furnishings. Don't miss the 1879 brick carriage house. Both buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Marion, IA Historic Homes

Coralville Lake Camping

Coralville Lake has three campgrounds with just over 500 campsites for your outdoor enjoyment that are managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Getting a single campsite or a loop for your group camping outing at Coralville Lake (or any Corps of Engineers campground nation-wide)

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Wickup Hill Outdoor Learning Center

This 10,000-square-foot learning center is set among a diverse system of trails and natural habitats. See replicas of historic and prehistoric artifacts, a full-size replica of a wickiup and American Indian family, and a "Hall of Habitats" highlighting Iowa'

Cedar Rapids, IA Nature Centers

Pearl Button Museum/Muscatine History & Industry Center

Museum showcases machinery and memorabilia illustrating the button-making process. The History & Industry Center interprets local industrial history with an emphasis on pearl button manufacturing. Muscatine was known as the "Pearl Button Capital of the World"

Muscatine, IA Museums

The Iowa Children's Museum

Explore 28,000 square feet of exhibit space, featuring five interactive galleries filled with hands-on, minds-on activities for families. Drive the ambulance, make a video, or create your own piece of art.

Coralville, IA Museums

Industrial Machine Shop Museum

The Industrial Machine Shop Museum dates back to 1860 and was the original repair shop for the Amana Woolen Mill. The museum still contains equipment original to the building. Machinery was driven by a central line shaft and was powered by the water wheel turned by the millrace canal.

Amana, IA Museums

Washington County Conservation Education Center

Located in Marr Park, the center offers interactive exhibits, a 180-gallon aquarium with native fish, prairie mural, and spotting scope. Park features fishing, hiking and camping.

Ainsworth, IA Education Centers

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