Southwestern Iowa exudes its western flair with a championship rodeo and superb game hunting. Visit a one-room schoolhouse for a glimpse of prairie life a century ago. Or, camp at the edge of a lake, and let peace and tranquility wash over you.
Explore Southwest Iowa
Completely restored 1903Red Oak, IA Museums
Explore 140 years of American railroad history, from the origins of the nation's first transcontinental railroad in 1862 to the advanced technology of modern-day railroading. New permanent interactive exhibit "Working on the Railroad" offers a firsthand look at modern railroading.Council Bluffs, IA Museums
Victorian house museum built by Grenville and Mrs. Dodge in 1869-70 is a National Historic Landmark. Dodge was a Civil War General, railroad builder, banker and politician. Holiday decorations include 25 Christmas trees in a variety of styles. Summer garden walk each July, annual fall tea.Council Bluffs, IA Museums
Family-owned winery on the edge of the Loess Hills offers a large selection of handcrafted grape and other fruit wines. From this hilltop location, enjoy panoramic views of the countryside and adjacent peach and apple orchard. Wine tasting, vineyard and winery tours, gift shop, special events.Minden, IA Wineries