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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Visit the 1900s home (which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places), an old schoolhouse and a church. Explore the 1800s barn and 1850 log cabin, and enjoy fresh-roasted peanuts during the annual Peanut Day and Cider Day celebrations.Chariton, IA Museums
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