Let the wind sweep you across the lake or hear you aloft in a spectacular balloon. Fish at some of the state's largest lakes. Or, catch the sprint car races at the famed Knoxville Raceway. One way or another, this region will take your breath away.
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Tour a collage of 21 buildings nestled in a courtyard. Brick paths connect the buildings, some of which are over 140 years old. Some of the establishments include a house, gristmill, church, bakery, and miniature Dutch village. Replica of an 1850Pella, IA Museums
View artifacts in naturalistic settings and Wapello County history exhibits. Don't miss the replica of an early fire station, including a completely restored 1925 America LaFrance fire truck. Also visit a replica of the Ottumwa Coal Palace Industrial Exhibit Hall of 1890-1891.Ottumwa, IA Museums
Built by Pella's founder, Dominie Scholte, in 1847. View original furnishings and fine household items from Holland as well as original family furnishings purchased in America. Colorful gardens contain thousands of tulips and other flowers. Dutch Tea, tour and coffee time available by reservation.Pella, IA Historic Homes
A 24,000 square foot building housing a large collection of antique tractors, horse-drawn equipment, buggies, gas engines, miscellaneous household items, toys, dolls, dishes, large collection of Roy Rogers memorabilia. Large Lionel train layout.Sigourney, IA Museums