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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.

Explore Northeast Iowa

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

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

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

Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony

Classical and pops concerts, family performances, chamber music and chamber orchestra performances.

Cedar Falls, IA Symphonies

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

Seed Savers Exchange/Heritage Farm

Heritage Farm comprises 2,000 heirloom vegetable varieties. Also featured are more than 800

Decorah, IA Farm Life

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

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

John Deere Waterloo Operations

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

Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum

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 1876

Burr Oak, IA Museums

Hayden Prairie

Natural prairie offers 240

Chester, IA Nature Preserves

Effigy Mounds National Monument

View prehistoric American Indian burial and ceremonial mounds, dating from 500 B.C. to 1300 A.D., on more than 2,500

Marquette, IA Monuments

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