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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

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

Mennonite Museum and Archives

Museum and archives devoted to early Amish and Mennonite cultures and lifestyles, including genealogy books and research materials. Located within the Kalona Historical Village

Kalona, IA Museums

Indian Creek Nature Center

Restored savannas, prairies and woodlands cover 210 acres. Cedar Greenbelt Recreation Trail and Sac and Fox National Recreation Trail cross the property. Buildings include auditorium, "maple syruping"

Cedar Rapids, IA Nature Centers

Granger House

Late 19th century middle-class home displays many antique furnishings. Don't miss the 1879 brick carriage house. Both buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Marion, IA Historic Homes

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Depot

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

Wilton, IA Railroad History

Grant Wood Gallery

Original artwork by Iowa native Grant Wood, including 23 charcoal sketches and two oil paintings, on display at the 1903 Carnegie Library. Marvin Cone and other artists also represented.

Tipton, IA Galleries

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

Amish By-Ways Tour

A 90 minute tour of Kalona's Amish countryside with visits to local shops. An "insider's" view of Amish life.

Kalona, IA Tours

African American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa

This 17,000 square-foot museum features the permanent exhibit "Doorways: A History of Iowa's African Americans." The exhibit explores Africa'

Cedar Rapids, 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

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