Let the wind sweep you across the lake or hear you aloft in a spectacular balloon. Fish at some of the state's largest lakes. Or, catch the sprint car races at the famed Knoxville Raceway. One way or another, this region will take your breath away.
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This two-story nature center, with displays and a full-time naturalist, has three stocked ponds open for public fishing. There are also 15 miles of hiking, biking and horseback-riding trails and a half-mile paved, handicapped-accessible trail.Bloomfield, IA Nature Centers
The 93-acre site is home to the fully restored 1912 Round Barn. The 50-foot diameter barn features a spectacular loft free of support columns, made possible by the unique spider web construction. Also see one-room country school built in 1869 and 1887 country church. Restoration in progress on 1897Allerton, IA Historic Barns
Low water conditions in the mid-2000's had a negative influence on crappie production in those years. The lake refilled in the spring of 2007 and a large year class of crappies was produced. At this time these fish are running between 7 and 8 inches. These fish should begin to reach 10, IA Fishing Forecast