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Elkader, Iowa

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Carter House Museum

View one of the best examples of Greek Revival architecture in Iowa, built in 1850. Exhibits include Victorian clothing and furniture, military and pharmacy items, antique tools, and photographs from the 1800s.

Elkader, IA Museums

Motor Mill Historic Site

Visit the six-story limestone mill and four other limestone buildings in the settlement of Motor, which existed only from 1869-1883. Hike rugged trails in nearby hills. Primitive camping, canoe access.

Elkader, IA Historic Sites

Big Springs Trout Hatchery

State-owned hatchery has 24 spring-fed raceways, fed by Iowa's largest coldwater spring. Rainbow, brook, and brown trout are raised to stockable size and released to 21 streams throughout northeast Iowa. Special tours on Iowa'

Elkader, IA Trout Farms

Elkader Golf & Country Club

Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times:

Elkader, IA Golf Courses

Things to do near Elkader, IA

Marquette Depot Museum, Gift Shop and Information Center

Reconstructed depot includes tourism information center, gift shop, and museum of local and railroad history....

Old Bradford Pioneer Village

This pioneer village consists of 14 buildings from the area. View Dr. Pitts' office (composer of the song "Little Brown Churc...

James and Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts and Hea

Gallery features the work of local and regional visual, literary and performing artists with traveling exhibits and permanent...

Oelwein Area Historical Society Museum

View a furnished country school room, parlor, bedroom, and kitchen. Other displays include farm equipment, railroad memorabil...

Froelich Historic Site

See where the first successful tractor was invented. An 1892 scale model and reference materials are on site. Also visit a re...