Restored depot where visitors learn the dramatic story of 15-year-old Kate Shelley'
Keigley Doll Collection includes more than 1,000
Constructed in 1889, this one-room school served residents until 1956. See the original double desks, stage curtain, potbelly stove, textbooks and documents throughout the school.
1857 brick building served as Adel's original schoolhouse. Features period room settings, photographs and memorabilia.
Museum presents the continuing history of Dallas County. Arboretum features a collection of trees from all parts of the country.
Wide range of memorabilia from Feller'
One of the few telephone museums in America, it features many early telephone and switching displays.
The Kellogg Historical Museum complex includes agricultural building, factory/
Museum features Olympic, collegiate and pro wrestling history. Displays on famous athletes include Iowa'
The history of Jasper County is depicted by a 40-foot bas relief mural. Exhibits include washing machine display, Maytag memorabilia, displays from four Newton-based companies, 150
View interpretive exhibits on Marshall County history, from the prehistoric to the present.
Watson's Grocery Store Museum, built in 1895 and continuously operated until the mid 1980'
Two museums house artifacts from the Ankeny area, including military items, several period rooms, a school room with historical items from Ankeny schools, and a nurses'
In a modern glass and granite building, discover an exciting hands-on approach to exploring Iowa'
Learn about Iowa military history from 1846 to the present. See uniforms, flags, trench art, small arms, artillery, UH-1 "Huey" helicopter, AH-63 "Cobra,"
Displays and artifacts depicting the rich history of the Big Creek area. Located in historic city hall building built in 1863 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Art exhibitions; glass, ceramics and art from eastern and western cultures; gallery talks; children's programs.
Built in the 1860s as the first building at Iowa State Agricultural College and Model Farm. More than 6,000 pieces of Victorian decorative art and antique furnishings.
Former jail, built in 1870. American Indian and pioneer artifacts and extensive genealogical library, 1800s Bohemian cabin.
Located in a former general store, with school and military exhibits, annual quilt show, cemetery walk. Learn about Tama Jim Wilson, Secretary of Agriculture from 1897-1913.
Learn the story of early Mississippi-area settlers and the local lumber business. Period furniture and rare manually-powered fire engine.
Railroad artifacts and changing displays.
Exhibit features Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Urban "Red" Faber. One-room school, narrow gauge railroad car, bell collection, artifacts and archives from Dubuque, Jones and Jackson counties.
Changing exhibitions of national, regional and local art.
Tour this 1850 Victorian home, decorated circa 1870-1900. Doll museum has more than 1000 dolls. Also see hand-carved miniature circus, replica of 1850
Newly-expanded museum has two floors with 30,000 farm toys and trucks on display. Diorama illustrates the history and importance of agriculture. Theater offers 10-minute movie.
This 23-room 1856
Century-old residence built of native limestone has 10 rooms and is furnished with fine antiques and turn-of-the-century items. It features a fine collection of china and Parian ware.
Historic stone building on the prison grounds displays artifacts and historical information about Iowa's largest correctional facility.
More than 180 rare and vintage motorcycles dating back to 1903 on display, along with thousands of photos and motorcycle memorabilia. Home of the original Captain America bike from the 1969 movie "
The original site of the first county seat of Jones County from 1840-1847 includes 12
The renovated Hotel Williams, built in 1874
Hands-on museum with interactive exhibits for children and families. Touch a tornado; make a cloud ring;
Permanent exhibits feature Mississippi River history and natural environments of the region as well as worldwide cultures. Changing exhibits, museum store, and 3D IMAX Theater.
Tribute to legendary native "Buffalo Bill" Cody, as well as a memorial to American Indians, pioneers, and steamboat days. View the "Lone Star Steamer, "
Walnut Grove was an 1860s settlement and stagecoach stop, and now includes 18
The Amana Community Church building in Homestead was built in 1865. Hosts guide the visitor through the church, explaining Amana's religious heritage, practices and beliefs.
Three buildings of exhibits portray the story of the Amana Colonies, including religious history and communal life. Video presentation on history gives excellent background of community.
Exhibits of tools, artifacts and photographs depict the role of agriculture in communal Amana. Located in a restored 1860 barn.
Authentic Amana communal kitchen house, including kitchen area and dining room, preserved as it was when the communal system ended in 1932
Exhibits on commerce, architecture, communal-era crafts, and the store's role in the Amana community. Tour the museum's "open storage" areas.
The Industrial Machine Shop Museum dates back to 1860
View 1861 log house, 1856 cabin, 1930 filling station and 1861 Rock Island depot in a museum complex covering half a city block. Large resource library for family histories and Iowa County history.
Two-story horse barn contains 200 miniature replicas built by woodworker Henry Moore, depicting the history of rural America and built to a scale of 1" = 1'.
Restored 1876 schoolhouse contains interactive exhibits, hands-on activities for children. Group tour programs with costumed interpreter by appointment.
One of the country's most important collections of African art serves as the museum's centerpiece. Visitors can also view traveling exhibitions and selections from the museum'
Three major galleries focus on natural science and natural history of Iowa and the Midwest. Newly remodeled Hageboeck Hall features more than 1,000
National historic landmark, located on the University of Iowa Pentacrest, restored to reflect the years it served as the last capitol of the Iowa Territory (1842-1846) and as the first state capitol (
Two-story home features country kitchen, country store, barbershop, antiques and farm equipment. Handmade miniature 1900s farm scene created by Reid Ford.
This 17,000 square-foot museum features the permanent exhibit "Doorways: A History of Iowa's African Americans." The exhibit explores Africa'
The world's largest collection of works by Regionalist artist and Cedar Rapids native Grant Wood. Changing selection from the museum's 5,200
Step into an Old World atmosphere along the Cedar River at the bridge of the lions. Visit an interesting variety of ethnic, gift and specialty shops, bakeries and restaurants. See the National Czech &
See 75 fully restored cars from the 1930s-1970s -- hardtops and convertibles. Gas pumps and memorabilia such as phone booths, wall murals and 1950
The nation's foremost institution interpreting Czech and Slovak history and culture, officially dedicated in 1995
Seminole Valley Farm Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a 1900 farm with farmhouse, outbuildings, and exhibits.
Permanent and changing exhibits, including "Living Along the Tributaries"
Take a step back in time to a small turn-of-the-century Iowa town at Ushers Ferry Historic Village. Located on a beautiful 10-acre site in Seminole Valley Park in northeast Cedar Rapids. More than 30
Museum showcases machinery and memorabilia illustrating the button-making process. The History &
Gathered around the old wooden two-story depot and representing Kalona'
Museum and archives devoted to early Amish and Mennonite cultures and lifestyles, including genealogy books and research materials. Located within the Kalona Historical Village
Home built in 1847 features late-1800
Tudor-style mansion with contemporary additions overlooks Willow Creek and features permanent collection of 19th and 20
View fossils, dolls, ladies'
Visit original turn-of-the-century drugstore and restored 1852
Furnished parlor and bedroom from 1900-1930s era, period kitchen displays, military room with artifacts from many wars. 4H/
Historical displays and pictures, military items, vintage toys, fire equipment.
Local history museum.
Natural history exhibits include more than 250
The Hancock County Historical Society Museum is a beautiful mid-Victorian house built in 1896 that preserves the heritage of northern Iowa with antiques and replicas of rural setting.
The only hobo museum in existence is an intricate weaving of hobo history, railroad memorabilia and the National Hobo convention, which Britt has hosted since 1900
Collection of restored farm equipment and machinery from the 1840s to 1950s. Two floors and more than 115 exhibits. Restroom facilities.
This 12-acre agriculture and household museum houses antique farm implements and machinery of the 1850s-1950s. Goose Creek country schoolhouse, built in 1882, is located on the farm.
Five fully functional antique steam engines: a Reeves 40-140 cross compound tractor, a 1913 Case model 110, a 1910 Phoenix caterpillar loghauler, a 1922 32-hp Advance-Rumley, and an 1878
Large collection of vintage clothing, American Indian artifacts, covered wagon, newspaper collection, Civil War artifacts, 1900s medical office.
The first art museum in Iowa, located in a parklike setting and featuring early 20th century American works and Oriental, African and European works. Hosts music, literary and arts events.
1862 military fort and frontier town with 12 original and replica buildings. Museum displays American Indian, pioneer and military artifacts. Relive the area's history at Frontier Days in early June.<
Collection of photos, clothing and other memorabilia that represents the evolution of community life in Gowrie. Housed in original train depot.
Historic home houses artifacts of Winnebago County history, including vintage clothing, antiques, farm tools, and a collection of Governor Terry E. Branstad's mementoes.
Rural country school used from 1936 to 1954 contains authentic furnishings and books.
Museum complex includes 1880 Italianate building, 1874 country school, Creamery museum, Hanlontown Bank Museum, Kensett Community Church Museum.
Touring art exhibits, murals and artifacts depict life of area pioneers. See restored 1900s house, barn, schoolhouse, and "Andy's Maytag House."
Heartland Museum houses area treasures, the Wright County historical library, opera house meeting room, and a walk down Clarion streets from the 1900
Displays highlighting river history in Lansing from commercial fishing to clamming. Iowa state fish hatchery, ice harvesting, button industry and early days of Lansing.
Built in 1860, the old courtroom contains the original judge'
The original Carpenter Gothic-style house was built around 1868
Exhibit shows how ice was harvested from the Cedar River from the late 1800s to early 1900
Tour Italianate home built in 1863 and restored to elegant 1880 Victorian life. Carriage House Museum houses the Historical Society'
Antique Acres, Founded in 1964
A visual history of our agricultural heritage and the role of small communities in rural America. Antique farm implements, tools, turn-of-the-century artifacts.
A "playground for the imagination," this science center provides fun hands-on exhibits that demonstrate how science affects everyday life. Unravel the mysteries of motion with scientific experiments:
History collection focuses on the period from 1933, when Iowa was opened for settlement, to the present. The Maytag Car, 1915
This small jewel of mid-Victorian architecture, completed in 1861
See artifacts collected by Vern and Marjorie Schield on trips to 70 countries. Also on display is the first Bantam dragline, designed and built by Schield in 1942
The Bremer County Historical Society Museum building was built in 1862 as the first large hotel and stagecoach stop in the area and is on the National Register of Historic Places
This pioneer village consists of 14 buildings from the area. View Dr. Pitts' office (composer of the song "Little Brown Church in the Vale")
Temporary and Permanent exhibits fill this old Carnegie Library building. Permanent exhibits include the Natvig Brothers Circus, life under the big top in models to scale; Billy J'
View one of the best examples of Greek Revival architecture in Iowa, built in 1850
Reconstructed depot includes tourism information center, gift shop, and museum of local and railroad history.
Relive the past with exhibit of 800 heirloom dolls, 40
Operating and fixed displays of Lionel, American Flyer and Marx toy trains and trolleys dating from early 1900
Nine-building complex on former Lenox College Campus offers displays on natural history and Civil War history, Civil War monument, farm equipment, depot/
Tour the old railroad express building and yard office, with refurbished cabooses and engines. Gift shop.
Occupied continously from 1854 to 1964
Nine-year-old Laura Ingalls moved here with her family in 1876
Italianate house with original furnishings. Exhibits of exotic butterflies, South American artifacts. Unique rock wall surrounds the property.
The immigrant story comes alive at Vesterheim, America's oldest and largest museum devoted to one immigrant group. The downtown historic complex includes the main building, built in 1877
See clocks hand-carved by brothers Joseph and Frank Bily over a 45-year period. Don't miss the Antonin Dvorak exhibit upstairs. Dvorak lived in the building during the summer of 1893
View depot, 1900s-era home, military room, small grocery store, laundry room, tool shop and 1875 furnished schoolhouse. Early 1900
Features exhibit on local American Indian history.
Restored 1884 schoolhouse listed on the National Historic Register.
A former school houses 34
Recording studio, musical instruments, period costumes, posters, pictures, awards, jukeboxes, music artifacts and the Hall of Fame Wall of Honor.
View thousands of historic photos and memorabilia from the Iowa Lakes region. Antiques from the farm, home and yard.
This museum of U.S. national banking includes national bank notes (1863-1935) from all over the United States, focusing on those from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota. Also, 16,000 to 20,000
Thousands of items from the early days of Armstrong and Emmet County, including veterans' display.
1870s old mill farmhouse and outbuildings, log cabin, 1883 schoolhouse, jail. Humboldt College and Frank Gotch displays. Doctor'
More than 4,000 natural history specimens on display, with 600
Camp Algona housed up to 10,000 German prisoners of war from 1944 to 1946. A 70
Pioneer tools and farm items, household displays, musical instruments, military uniforms, local history information.
Renovated former Rock Island Depot, caboose, and livery stable. Windmill and Victorian house completely renovated and furnished. Visit a schoolhouse and teacher's house at nearby Lake Pahoja Park.
Displays in historic main street building. Historical items, area history displays, hand tools, small steam engine. Little House is three-room 1882 home.
Civil War display, pioneer artifacts, horse-drawn vehicles, 1908 Sears automobile. Antique clothing.
The crown jewel of Emmetsburg's many Victorian homes. Built in 1883 by a prominent member of the community as a wedding gift to his daughter, the home is part of a four-building museum complex.
LeMars is home to Wells' Dairy, makers of Blue Bunny Ice Cream. Family-friendly museum provides a look at the history of ice cream and the history of Wells'
View antique musical instruments, Civil War-era log cabin, schoolroom, barber and beauty shops, 1940s café, machinery and blacksmith shop, 1940
Historical items, including a military display, tools and equipment from farm and home, and a buffalo robe brought to town by Buffalo Bill.
Catch up on the history of Sac City by viewing costumes, displays of historical items, farm tools and equipment.
A re-creation of Sioux County's first county seat, which was raided in 1872. Records and the county safe were taken to Orange City, the current county seat. View the safe and 15
Built from pink-colored Sioux Falls quartzite in the early 1890
The 1903 post office houses a collection beginning with the settlement period of 1843
The depot, on the National Register of Historic Places, is an example of a rural combination depot used in the early 1900
Railroad artifacts, rural schoolhouse, historical farm and home items.
View artifacts of Clarke County history, country schoolhouse, machine shed, historic log cabin, and Mormon Trail interpretive panel. Research information is available.
Museum includes three floors of unique collections. Historical artifacts and antiques are displayed in various room settings:
Historic 1846 church has been transformed into a toy museum, with collections of airplanes, cars, tractors, dolls, trains, and tin and cast-iron toys.
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
Tour the 1856 Bevington-Kaser House, museum, and 12 other buildings on 18
Structures include 1853 brick home, 1856 barn listed on the National Register of Historic Places
The world's only museum dedicated to preserving the history of "big car"
Tour a collage of 21 buildings nestled in a courtyard. Brick paths connect the buildings, some of which are over 140
Former rail passenger depot houses a variety of exhibits about Pella Corporation, formerly known as the Rolscreen Company, manufacturer of premium-quality windows and doors.
Historical settings of stores and homes, reconstructed coal mine shaft with authentic equipment and real coal. Slippers that danced on the Ziegfield Follies stage.
Visit this 20,000-square-foot museum on 30 acres of an antique airfield. It features various periods of aviation through models, engines, propellers, photos and original art. Approximately 20
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
Contemporary building of unusual design houses a collection of ballooning artifacts and memorabilia depicting the history of hot-air and gas ballooning, ballooning events and personalities.
Museum of pioneer life plus schoolhouse, country store, log cabin, George Washington Carver Museum, rural church, machinery building, meeting house.
"Prairie to Present"
Local history museum.
Historic building on the Mississippi River, dedicated in 1928
Historic house museum with Medical Memories Museum and gift shop.
Traction steam engines, antique tractors, and agricultural implements and tools. Interpretive exhibits on water, electricity, American farm implements and women'
Unique collection of memorabilia from early American popular entertainment. Priceless stage drops, artifacts, computer-catalogued library, scripts and music scores dating from the 1850
This 1909 glove factory/Masonic Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Two floors of exhibits on local and county history, genealogy, the military, agriculture. Period room from 1
This stone house built in the 1840s was part of the Underground Railroad. See the two hiding places used for slaves, and furniture and accessories from the mid-1800s.
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Named for General Winfield Scott, the museum displays a newspaper press, 1950s-1960s schoolroom, and 1920s items from Senator William Carden.
See one-of-a-kind collection of clocks carved by John R. McLain over the last 35 years.
This museum is on the George M. Verity, a retired paddlewheel steamboat built in 1927 and retired in 1960. View its original boiler, machinery, crew quarters and pilot house. Photos of 19
Home of Supreme Court justice appointed by Abraham Lincoln. Federal-style house with 19th century furnishings. Special exhibits include an early dentist'
Artisan, Tony Sanders, has achieved a unique blend of woodworking and history with his collection of over 4,000
Military artifacts, items from local jail and county physician. Icarian artifacts and one-room Icarian schoolhouse. Many old photos and advertisements.
Collection of antique farm machinery and cars includes fully restored 1911 Carter Car. Furniture, dishes, and musical instruments also on display.
Antiques and historical memorabilia from Cass County displayed in an 1800s bank that is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Multiple-building complex features American Indian room, general store, drug store fountain from 1863 Penn Drug, toys, clothes, farming equipment and genealogy records. See the 1890
American Indian Earth Lodge and collection of artifacts from the Earth Lodge People, who lived in the area between 800 and 1200
Completely restored 1903
Display of early county history, Thomas D. Murphy "A Legacy of Calendar Art," restored 1884 barn with agricultural history exhibits. Schoolhouse and 1853
View a large number of automobiles dating from 1909, and primitives from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. The Villisca Axe Murder House is the scene of one of the Midwest's oldest unsolved crimes.
Museum features history and origin of 4
Artifacts, displays and videos of early KMA/Earl May, KFNF/Henry Field and their nurseries. Sterling McLaren collection of mammoth, bison and elk bones from 10,000 years ago. Relive life in the 1850
Large taxidermy collection of animals from all over the world. Historical displays, collection of 1899-2005 Danish plates.
Victorian house museum built by Grenville and Mrs. Dodge in 1869-70
Explore 140 years of American railroad history, from the origins of the nation's first transcontinental railroad in 1862
See old firefighting equipment, furniture, clothing, two-headed calf, farmstead furnishings and two 100-year-old log cabins.
Shows all phases of life in southwest Iowa, beginning with prehistoric animals. Collection of dolls, tools, wrenches and prehistoric rocks. See old-time ice wagon and traveling coach.
Late 1880s farmstead and 80
Discover the area's German heritage and farming history in this former Masonic Lodge with Masonic emblems and original tin ceiling.
View actual workable press and Linotype. The museum includes a genealogical center and other local historical items.
Visit the restored Cornwall Pioneer Home, Hazel Glen Rural school, and National Old Thresherman's Hall of Fame.
Four-acre complex with 110-year-old log cabin, furnished rural schoolhouse, restored caboose and old depot, museum building, print shop and bank building, and small chapel. Rare, historic round barn.<
1890s village furnished with period items. Includes caboose, schoolhouse, church and 1896 barn.