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Osborne Visitor, Welcome and Nature Center


category : Nature Centers
Clayton County Conservation center, Iowa Welcome Center, nature center, gift shop, live animal exhibit, nature and hiking trails, primitive camping, picnic areas, arboretum, fishing pond, and pioneer village.


Admission: Fee
Hours: 8-4 Mon.-Sat., year-round; noon-4 Sun., Apr.-Oct. Native animal exhibit: 10-dusk Apr.-Oct., 10-4 Nov.-Mar.
Address: 29862 Osborne Rd.
Phone: 563-245-1516

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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'

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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.

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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.

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Elkader Golf & Country Club

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

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