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.
Explore Southwest Iowa
Completely restored 1903Red Oak, IA Museums
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
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