Iowa Historic Buildings

  • Iowa State Capitol

    Century-old building features 275-foot gold-leafed dome flanked by four smaller domes, grand staircase and beautiful woodwork. See legislative and old Supreme Court chambers, Governor'

  • Fenelon Place Elevator

    Also known as the Fourth Street Elevator, this is the world's shortest, steepest scenic railway. Erected in 1882, the lift is 296 feet in length, elevating passengers 189

  • Wilton Candy Kitchen

    Housed in an 1856 building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Wilton Candy Kitchen is considered the oldest ongoing ice cream parlor/soda fountain/

  • Mavis and Conner Dummermuth Historical Building an

    Historical Building contains a collection of farm and home antiques along with vintage seed and feed sacks. The Historical House depicts a turn-of-the-century farm home.

  • Chautauqua Building

    Built in 1908

  • Union County Visitors Center

    This renovated 1931 Phillips 66

  • Greef General Store

    Greef General Store

    The Greef General Store was built of brick and stone in the early 1840's, it was once the largest store in the county, and housed the Greef brothers' banking operations.

  • Big Grove Village

    Big Grove is a bed and breakfast but was first built on an 1850 Log cabin hidden within its walls. Also tour the one room schoolhouse Garner #3 and the 1890 Wedding Chapel.

  • Reed/Niland Corner Historic Hotel/Cafe

    Reed/Niland Corner Historic Hotel/Cafe

    Travel the Lincoln or Jefferson Highway to the "one-stop" destination of many travelers during the 1940's. The Reed/