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Southwest Iowa, Iowa

Southwest Iowa

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.

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Hitchcock House

Restored station on the Underground Railroad, featuring special exhibits, country music events. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Lewis, IA Railroad History

Carstens 1880 Farmstead

Late 1880s farmstead and 80

Shelby, IA Museums

Lake Manawa State Park Camping

Lake Manawa State Park \"\"\"\"The park is currently open for day-use only, due to flood concerns. As for now the campground is scheduled to be closed through August.\"\"\"\"

, IA Camping

Southern Loess Hills Interpretive and Welcome Cent

Learn about the geography, people, animals and rare plant life in Iowa'

Percival, IA Nature Centers

Mount Pisgah/Mormon Trail

Visit the winter camp of the first Mormon Trek from Nauvoo, Ill., to Salt Lake City, Utah, and view the monument erected in memory of the thousands who did not survive that winter. Replica cabin and museum on site. Fee for guided tours.

Lorimor, IA Trails

Lewis & Clark Monument and Scenic Overlook

Monument honors the expedition of Lewis & Clark in 1804 and their historic, strategic meeting with the Otoe and Missouri Indians. Capture an expansive westward view from this historic point. Dedicated in 1936, it is located in a city park.

Council Bluffs, IA Scenic Views

Adams County Speedway

NASCAR weekly racing series.

Corning, IA Speedways

Bluffs Run Casino and Greyhound Park

1,500 slot machines, live greyhound racing, simulcast racing, three restaurants, free live entertainment, RV park.

Council Bluffs, IA Casinos

Lake Manawa Fishing

Iowa\'s DNR has said that the lake has had good to excellent shore fishing. This is good news not only for the regular angler but also for families and kids who are just starting out and do not have a boat for lake access. There are boat rentals at the lake.

, IA Fishing

Stempel Bird Collection

A collection of more than 300 mounted birds, including many rare species and some over 100 years old.

Macedonia, IA Collections

Fremont County Historical Museum Complex

Multiple-building complex features American Indian room, general store, drug store fountain from 1863 Penn Drug, toys, clothes, farming equipment and genealogy records. See the 1890s church and original country school.

Sidney, IA Museums

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