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Colo, Iowa

Colo, Iowa

Colo, Iowa is a small, family-style community of under 1,000 in population situated in the Ames Metropolitan area. It is a clean community lined with beautiful old trees which welcomes visitors and residents alike as they come into this family town.

Speaking of coming into town, you won't miss the Reed/Niland Corner; you'll be taken back in time where this corner was the "one stop" destination of many travelers during the 1940s. As you walk along the pathways, you will learn its history and view the actual motel facilities and gas station with its artifacts.

Relax and fish at Hickory Grove Park or stay longer at the campground and swimming area. Like to golf? Twin Anchors Golf Course offers a challenging 9 hole public course with luscious green fairways and manicured greens. Once a year in July, the whole town and all the neighbors get together downtown for the Crossroads Festival with music, parade, food, games and down home fun.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Reed/Niland Corner Historic Hotel/Cafe

Travel the Lincoln or Jefferson Highway to the "one-stop" destination of many travelers during the 1940's. The Reed/

Colo, IA Historic Buildings

Twin Anchors Golf Club

Twin Anchors Golf Club features a public, daily fee course located near Colo, Iowa. We offer a welcoming yet challenging 9-hole, par 34, regulation golf course with low prices and friendly service. From the back tees, the course plays over 2206 yards, with a slope rating of 113. Opened in 1994

Colo, IA Golf Courses

Things to do near Colo, IA

Lincoln Highway Bridge

Built in 1915 as part of the first U.S. transcontinental highway, this is the only Lincoln Highway bridge still in existence....

Bob Feller Museum

Wide range of memorabilia from Feller's Hall of Fame baseball career with Cleveland Indians. Old uniforms, photographs, troph...

Boone County Historical Center

Experience the drama of the Kate Shelley story. View a coal mine replica, extensive gun and military collection, mounted wild...

Maytag Dairy Farms

The manufacturer of world-famous Maytag Blue Cheese, Maytag Dairy Farms, welcomes visitors to a cheese shop overlooking the ...

Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace

Frame house with restored summer kitchen and furniture from Mamie's family. Master bedroom includes bed in which Mamie was bo...