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Central Iowa, Iowa

Central Iowa

Arts and cultural pursuits are central to this region. A day of roller coasters followed by a night of baseball is sure to thrill. And for a glimpse of the area's rich past, visit a 19th century farm and village and a wildlife refuge where buffalo still roam.

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Kellogg Historical Museum

The Kellogg Historical Museum complex includes agricultural building, factory/bank, original one-room schoolhouse, country church, machine shed and blacksmith shop, along with two-story museum building, the former Simpson Hotel, constructed in 1909

Kellogg, IA Museums

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

Allsup's Pumpkinville and Corn Maze

Pumpkinville is one of the best Fall outings you will find in Central Iowa. We have lots of groups and individuals come visit our fifth generation family farm. Both the young and old find something to have fun doing. Create your own traditions and family memories that last a lifetime.

Mitchellville, IA Mazes

Binford House

Italianate-style 1874 home with Italian marble, curved staircase, walnut built-ins. Listed on National Register of Historic Places. Catered refreshments and meals available by arrangement.

Marshalltown, IA Famous Homes

Octagon Center for the Arts

Local, regional and national art exhibitions and juried art shows, classes and workshops for all ages. Octagon Shop offers Midwestern arts and crafts for sale. The Octagon's Art Festival is held each September.

Ames, IA Art Centers


Salorville Lake Trails

This is a link to the Polk County\'s Conservation site with parks and trails information. Nice information.

, IA Trails


Maytag Dairy Farms

The manufacturer of world-famous Maytag Blue Cheese, Maytag Dairy Farms, welcomes visitors to a cheese shop overlooking the cheese plant and farm. View a 10-minute video covering the history of this famous cheese, and enjoy samples at the end of the tour.

Newton, IA Agriculture

Des Moines Playhouse

The Playhouse presents 12-14 musicals, comedies, dramas and family shows each year.

Des Moines, IA Theatres

State Historical Building

In a modern glass and granite building, discover an exciting hands-on approach to exploring Iowa's past. This showcase of the State Historical Society of Iowa includes native wildlife, American Indian and pioneer artifacts, political and military items, and a new permanent exhibit entitled "Mammoth:

Des Moines, IA Museums

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