Ply the waters past the prehistoric contours of the land. Walk through a tallgrass prairie. Pay tribute to a frontier settlement. Follow the best of legendary musicians. And, visit a city square dedicated to early 20th century movie magic.
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Heartland Museum houses area treasures, the Wright County historical library, opera house meeting room, and a walk down Clarion streets from the 1900s to present. A favorite exhibit features many hats and memorabilia from Alvina Sellers, the Iowa Hat Lady, with 302 of Alvina's 6,000+ HatsClarion, IA Museums
Tour the furnished 1907 country schoolhouse honoring the birthplace nationally recognized 4-H four-leaf clover emblem. The former Lake Township #6 rural schoolhouse houses 4-H memorabilia, past 4-H uniforms, and other county history. The birthplace of the 4Clarion, IA Historic Schoolhouses
Lake Cornelia is a 246 acre glacial lake, stocked with Walleye, Large Mouth Bass, Perch, Crappie, Bluegill, Bullhead, White and Yellow Bass, Channel Catfish. Day use and Overnight boat docking is available in the marina. The Park has a 70 Site Campground with 20-30-50Clarion, IA Campgrounds
Visit the corner drug store with working soda fountain, and see displays and artifacts. Personal history files and videos, school pictures and publications, and historical photographs on exhibit at Heritage Center office on second level of Municipal building. Also on site are an 1870Ackley, IA Museums