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East Central Iowa, Iowa

East Central Iowa

Step back in time and across oceans for a taste of Old World tradition. Visit seven authentic German villages to sample wines, beers and delicious fare. Or, shop for master-crafted furniture and clocks. Then fast-forward to the 21st century for a thrilling evening of stock car racing.

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The Historic Englert Theatre

The Englert Theatre opened in downtown Iowa City on September 26, 1912

Iowa City, IA HistoricTheatres

Sutliff Bridge

The massive iron bridge, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was constructed in 1898 at the crossing of Sutliff'

Sutliff, IA Historic Bridges


Industrial Machine Shop Museum

The Industrial Machine Shop Museum dates back to 1860 and was the original repair shop for the Amana Woolen Mill. The museum still contains equipment original to the building. Machinery was driven by a central line shaft and was powered by the water wheel turned by the millrace canal.

Amana, IA Museums

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

The nation's foremost institution interpreting Czech and Slovak history and culture, officially dedicated in 1995 by presidents of the U.S., Czech Republic and Slovakia Republic. Homelands exhibit tells the 500-year story of Czech and Slovak people. Restored 19

Cedar Rapids, IA Museums

Museum of Natural History

Three major galleries focus on natural science and natural history of Iowa and the Midwest. Newly remodeled Hageboeck Hall features more than 1,000 birds. Mammal Hall displays nearly every order of mammal from aardvark to zebra, including a 48

Iowa City, IA Museums

Amana Woolen Mill and Salesroom

Iowa's only operating woolen mill, with looms in operation Monday through Friday. Self-guided tours available daily.

Amana, IA Mills

South Amana Barn Museum

Two-story horse barn contains 200 miniature replicas built by woodworker Henry Moore, depicting the history of rural America and built to a scale of 1" = 1'.

South Amana, IA Museums

High Amana General Store

Original village store appears much as it did 150 years ago, and offers a variety of merchandise. An Amana Heritage Society museum store.

Amana, IA Shoppes

Science Station and IMAX Dome Theatre

More than 130 hands-on exhibits for all ages, educational programs, IMAX Dome Theatre.

Cedar Rapids, IA IMAX



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