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Vinton, Iowa

  • The Ray House

    The Ray House is a three story Queen Anne style house built 1893-4.The entire building,including the attic, was lit by electricity. A motor pumped water from the cistern to a tank in the attic which s...
    The Ray House

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Vinton Country Club

Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 9
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Vinton, IA Golf Courses

The Horridge House

The original Carpenter Gothic-style house was built around 1868 and consisted of locally produced brick. The pressed tin ceiling and walls in the kitchen are believed to have been made by the original owner or his firm. A garage was added to the sunroom to accommodate the wife'

Vinton, IA Museums

The Ray House

The Ray House is a three story Queen Anne style house built 1893-4.The entire building,including the attic, was lit by electricity. A motor pumped water from the cistern to a tank in the attic which supplied hot and cold water to all parts of the house, except the "water closets"

Vinton, IA Historic Homes

Vinton Railroad Depot

The "county seat" style brick and limestone depot was built in 1900 by the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railroad.Later it became a part of the Rock Island system.Placed on National Register of Historic Places in 1990 and designated heritage site for Silos &

Vinton, IA Railroad History

Things to do near Vinton, IA

Rensselaer Russell House Museum - Grout Museum District

This small jewel of mid-Victorian architecture, completed in 1861, is one of the oldest homes in Black Hawk County. Guided to...

FFA Historical and Ag Museum

A visual history of our agricultural heritage and the role of small communities in rural America. Antique farm implements, to...

Fontana Interpretive Nature Center

Nature Center features displays and dioramas that interpret woodlands wetlands and prairies. Hands-on exhibits allow visitors...

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 ...

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...