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Brown Opera Block Stage Paintings

A complete set of five backdrop paintings restored with assistance from the National Endowment for the Arts, one of the finest in existence in the Midwest. On display at the Riceville Public Library.

Riceville, IA Arts

Lidtke Mill Historical Site

The mill has working turbines and is located on the Upper Iowa River. Visit a furnished house from the 1900 period. A gift shop and restrooms are available.

Lime Springs, IA Historic Sites

Lylah's Marsh

Wildlife abounds in natural marsh northwest of Elma. This 155-acre site offers camping, picnicking, and three-mile trail to the marsh.

Elma, IA

Howard County Log Cabin Museum

Occupied continously from 1854 to 1964, this cabin features original hand-hewn logs, and is now located in Beadle Park and furnished with early artifacts. Also at the park, see the Cresco Railway Company's collection of locomotives and cars.

Cresco, IA Museums

Hayden Prairie

Natural prairie offers 240

Chester, IA Nature Preserves

Cresco Country Club

Course Access: Private
Holes: 9
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Cresco, IA Golf Courses

Maple Heights Golf & Country Club

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

Riceville Country Club

Course Access: Public
Holes: 9
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Riceville, IA Golf Courses

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