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Northeast Iowa, Iowa

North East Iowa

Summer pursuits make a big splash with young and old, while the fall harvest brings a bounty of color. Visit historic river towns, and catch riverboat casino fever. Then check into a charming bed and breakfast inn overlooking the mighty Mississippi.

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Carnegie Cultural Center

Temporary and Permanent exhibits fill this old Carnegie Library building. Permanent exhibits include the Natvig Brothers Circus, life under the big top in models to scale; Billy J's Clown Circus, clown models on parade; Toy Town

New Hampton, IA Museums

Bremer County Historical Society Museum

The Bremer County Historical Society Museum building was built in 1862 as the first large hotel and stagecoach stop in the area and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It now houses pioneer and other artifacts from Bremer County. Visit us on Facebook:

Waverly, IA Museums

Bloomsbury Farm

When you and your family visit Bloomsbury Farm, you will experience a fun-filled day full of outdoor adventure and learning! Bloomsbury Farm is located 4

Atkins, IA Farm Life

Wapsipinicon Mill

This 1867 gristmill, one of the largest in the state, is located on the beautiful Wapsipinicon River in downtown Independence. Museum on second and third floor, new milling displays. Guided tours available by advance reservation.

Independence, IA Historic Mills

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 raised to stockable size and released to 21 streams throughout northeast Iowa. Special tours on Iowa'

Elkader, IA Trout Farms


Marquette Depot Museum, Gift Shop and Information Center

Reconstructed depot includes tourism information center, gift shop, and museum of local and railroad history.

Marquette, IA Museums

Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

Features more than 400 varieties of trees and many special gardens, including hostas, herbs, a trial garden, Buck Rose garden, and a children's garden.

Waterloo, IA Arboretums

Delaware County Historical Museum

Nine-building complex on former Lenox College Campus offers displays on natural history and Civil War history, Civil War monument, farm equipment, depot/caboose, country store, country school, and Deleware County memorabilia.

Hopkinton, IA Museums

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

Bily Clocks Museum/Antonin Dvorak Exhibit

See clocks hand-carved by brothers Joseph and Frank Bily over a 45-year period. Don't miss the Antonin Dvorak exhibit upstairs. Dvorak lived in the building during the summer of 1893

Spillville, IA Museums

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

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