Northeast Iowa has a unique experience to offer all age groups of visitors and Iowans. The non-profit Silos & Smokestacks organization was created to support development of regional heritage tourism and share the story of American agriculture.
Silos & Smokestacks is a 37-county region in Northeast Iowa covering over 20,000 square miles. A federally designated National Heritage Area, it functions as an Affiliated Area of the National Park Service. Silos & Smokestacks is the connecting element of this regional partnership network. The attractions, sites and communities are key partners in developing the Heritage Area.