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South Central Iowa, Iowa

South Central Iowa

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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Rathbun Lake Fishing Info.

The information below is provided by the Corps. of Engineers - thanks for the great information. Fishing Rathbun Lake is an 11,000

, IA Fishing

Red Rock Reservoir Fishing Report

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ACCURATE FISHING REPORTS:

, IA Fishing Reports

Pioneer Ridge Nature Area & Nature Center

This two-story nature center, with displays and a full-time naturalist, has three stocked ponds open for public fishing. There are also 15 miles of hiking, biking and horseback-riding trails and a half-mile paved, handicapped-accessible trail.

Bloomfield, IA Nature Centers

American Gothic House

Iowa artist Grant Wood sketched this house on a 1930 visit and that summer painted it as the background for his world-famous painting, "American Gothic." Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Eldon, IA Arts

Red Rock Reservoir Trails

Red Rock Reservoir has a variety of trails to suit the needs of a family out for a walk, hikers in search of distance and landscape, bikers and an equine trail for the horse enthusiast.

, IA Trails

Pella Opera House Theatre Center

Pella Opera House Theatre Center was built in 1900, and has been completely refurbished. Intimate 324-seat theater with 1920 Barton Theater Organ.

Pella, IA Theatres

The Beach Ottumwa

Wave pool, speed slide, 340

Ottumwa, IA Water Parks

Pella Historical Village and Dutch Windmill

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 1850

Pella, IA Museums

Red Rock Reservoir Camping

There are five campgrounds that are maintained by the Corps of Engineers. Within these parks are a total of 432 campsites. There are boat ramps at Whitebreast and Howell Station Recreation Areas. Showers and playgrounds are

, IA Camping

Round Barn Site

The 93-acre site is home to the fully restored 1912 Round Barn. The 50-foot diameter barn features a spectacular loft free of support columns, made possible by the unique spider web construction. Also see one-room country school built in 1869 and 1887 country church. Restoration in progress on 1897

Allerton, IA Historic Barns

Moravia Wabash Depot Museum

The depot, on the National Register of Historic Places, is an example of a rural combination depot used in the early 1900s. Railroad artifacts are on display with an operating model train layout. Features a restored railroad section car.

Moravia, IA Museums

Nelson Pioneer Farm

Structures include 1853 brick home, 1856 barn listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Oskaloosa, IA Museums

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