South Central Iowa, Iowa

South Central Iowa

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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Rathbun Lake Fishing Info.

The information below is provided by the Corps. of Engineers - thanks for the great information. Fishing Rathbun Lake is an 11,000

, IA Fishing

Terrible's Lakeside Casino

Casino offers two decks, 921 slot machines and 30 table games. Guests may relax in the comfort of the Lakeside Hotel, which overlooks West Lake and offers an outdoor swimming pool. The resort also offers a convention center, lounge, gift shop, buffet, and steakhouse.

Osceola, IA Casinos

Red Rock Visitor Center

Get a great view of Lake Red Rock from the visitor center'

Knoxville, IA Visitors Centers

Liberty Hall Historic Center and Home of Joseph Sm

Mid-Victorian house with 14 rooms and six closets. Each room is furnished in 1900-1905 period. Also, walk through the country schoolhouse.

Lamoni, IA Historic Centers

Summerset Winery

Nested in the scenic countryside on 12.5 acres of vineyard. Winery tours explore the wine-making process, the history of Iowa's wine industry, and wine pairing. Wine-tasting room, gift shop, special events, live music every Sunday afternoon. One of the largest wineries in Iowa, botting 100,000

Indianola, IA Wineries

Belinda Toy and Antique Museum

Historic 1846 church has been transformed into a toy museum, with collections of airplanes, cars, tractors, dolls, trains, and tin and cast-iron toys.

Chariton, IA Museums

Buxton Park Arboretum

Enjoy the Victorian gazebo, formal fountain and lighting as you take a tour through formal annual, perennial and rose gardens. Self-guided interpretive tree tour.

Indianola, IA Arboretums

Red Rock Reservoir Camping

There are five campgrounds that are maintained by the Corps of Engineers. Within these parks are a total of 432 campsites. There are boat ramps at Whitebreast and Howell Station Recreation Areas. Showers and playgrounds are

, IA Camping

Bridges of Madison County

Meet someone you love at the Bridges of Madison County. Always romantic. Even before Iowa novelist Robert Waller and Hollywood romanticized them. The five historic covered bridges, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, are scattered across the countryside.

Winterset, IA Bridges

Lake Rathbun Boating

Thanks to the Corps of Engineers for great information. Boating Whether power boating or sailing, Rathbun Lake, also known as Iowa's Ocean, has something to offer for all.

, IA Boating

The Klokkenspel

Designed and created especially for Pella, the carillon clock has eight, 4-foot mechanical figures and 147

Pella, IA One Of A Kinds

Round Barn Site

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 1897

Allerton, IA Historic Barns

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