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Southwest Iowa

Southwestern Iowa exudes its western flair with a championship rodeo and superb game hunting. Visit a one-room schoolhouse for a glimpse of prairie life a century ago. Or, camp at the edge of a lake, and let peace and tranquility wash over you.

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Hitchcock House

Restored station on the Underground Railroad, featuring special exhibits, country music events. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Lewis, IA Railroad History

Lake Manawa Trails

Trails Lake Manawa trails are perfect for a hike, leisurely walk or bike ride. There are seven miles of paved trails. The trails connect to the trail system that runs throughout Council Bluffs including the Wabash Trace Trail and the Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge.

, IA Trails

Historic General Dodge House

Victorian house museum built by Grenville and Mrs. Dodge in 1869-70 is a National Historic Landmark. Dodge was a Civil War General, railroad builder, banker and politician. Holiday decorations include 25 Christmas trees in a variety of styles. Summer garden walk each July, annual fall tea.

Council Bluffs, IA Museums

Promenade Around Clarinda

Self-guided tour with brochure available at Nodaway Valley Historical Museum. Join a walking tour of the 1853 original plat of Clarinda, with its 100-foot-wide street called the "Promenade" located two blocks outside the public square on all sides. Private residences are not open to the public.

Clarinda, IA Tours

Diagonal Printing Museum

View actual workable press and Linotype. The museum includes a genealogical center and other local historical items.

Diagonal, IA Museums

Patriotic Rock

Young local artist paints a new patriotic theme on this large rock each year as a tribute to the armed forces serving our country.

Greenfield, IA Historic Sites

Carstens 1880 Farmstead

Late 1880s farmstead and 80

Shelby, IA Museums

Mid America Motorplex

Auto racing, bike racing, drag racing, concerts, car shows.

Pacific Junction, IA Motorplexes

Adams County Speedway

NASCAR weekly racing series.

Corning, IA Speedways

Montgomery County History Center

Display of early county history, Thomas D. Murphy "A Legacy of Calendar Art," restored 1884 barn with agricultural history exhibits. Schoolhouse and 1853

Red Oak, IA Museums

Lake Manawa Fishing

Iowa\'s DNR has said that the lake has had good to excellent shore fishing. This is good news not only for the regular angler but also for families and kids who are just starting out and do not have a boat for lake access. There are boat rentals at the lake.

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