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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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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

The Historic Englert Theatre

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

Iowa City, IA HistoricTheatres

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Depot

Visit this renovated 1898 brick depot listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Wilton, IA Railroad History

Amana Community Church Museum

The Amana Community Church building in Homestead was built in 1865. Hosts guide the visitor through the church, explaining Amana's religious heritage, practices and beliefs.

Amana, 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

Coe College Permanent Collection of Art

Stewart Memorial Library and Galleries display extensive collections by Marvin Cone, Grant Wood, Conger Metcalf and others.

Cedar Rapids, IA Arts

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

The world's largest collection of works by Regionalist artist and Cedar Rapids native Grant Wood. Changing selection from the museum's 5,200-piece collection and traveling exhibitions from other museums. "Art in Roman Life" exhibit includes more than 50

Cedar Rapids, IA Museums

Coralville Lake Camping

Coralville Lake has three campgrounds with just over 500 campsites for your outdoor enjoyment that are managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Getting a single campsite or a loop for your group camping outing at Coralville Lake (or any Corps of Engineers campground nation-wide)

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Amana Arts Guild Gallery

Former church building houses attic gallery with changing exhibits. Sales shop features authentic, handcrafted folk art produced by Amana artisans. Quilts, baskets, lackwork, tinware, pottery, needlework, woodwork and fine art.

Amana, IA Galleries

Wickup Hill Outdoor Learning Center

This 10,000-square-foot learning center is set among a diverse system of trails and natural habitats. See replicas of historic and prehistoric artifacts, a full-size replica of a wickiup and American Indian family, and a "Hall of Habitats" highlighting Iowa'

Cedar Rapids, IA Nature Centers

Pioneer Heritage Museum and Historical Resource Library

View 1861 log house, 1856 cabin, 1930 filling station and 1861 Rock Island depot in a museum complex covering half a city block. Large resource library for family histories and Iowa County history.

Marengo, IA Museums

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