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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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
Casino offers two decks, 921 slot machines and 30 table games. Guests may relax in the comfort of the Lakeside Hotel, which overlooks West Lake and offers an outdoor swimming pool. The resort also offers a convention center, lounge, gift shop, buffet, and steakhouse.Osceola, IA Casinos
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
Mid-Victorian house with 14 rooms and six closets. Each room is furnished in 1900-1905 period. Also, walk through the country schoolhouse.Lamoni, IA Historic Centers
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 1897Allerton, IA Historic Barns
Low water conditions in the mid-2000's had a negative influence on crappie production in those years. The lake refilled in the spring of 2007 and a large year class of crappies was produced. At this time these fish are running between 7 and 8 inches. These fish should begin to reach 10, IA Fishing Forecast