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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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
See the assembly of 95- to 425-horsepower tractors in state-of-the-art production facility. Tour the engine works, drive train assembly, and service parts operations. Browse through the Deere Crossing Gift Shop. (Age and footwear restrictions apply.)Waterloo, IA Shoppes
Built in 1860, the old courtroom contains the original judge'Waukon, IA Museums
The immigrant story comes alive at Vesterheim, America's oldest and largest museum devoted to one immigrant group. The downtown historic complex includes the main building, built in 1877 as a luxury hotel; an 1800s farmhouse from Norway; early pioneer immigrant homes;Decorah, IA Museums
Nine-year-old Laura Ingalls moved here with her family in 1876 so her father could manage the Burr Oak Masters Hotel. This is the only childhood home of Laura Ingalls Wilder that remains on its original site. The hotel is restored to its 1876Burr Oak, IA Museums