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UNI Museums

Imagine a time when breakfast was more than a latte, lunch didn’t come from a drive-thru and dinner was a daily family affair. This summer’s featured exhibit at the UNI… Read the full story »

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Heartland Acres Agribition Center

Sitting on more than 80 acres along Highway 20 in Independence, Heartland Acres Agribition Center has quickly become a landmark to travelers since its opening in May of 2007. The… Read the full story »

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Four Mounds Inn and Conference Center

Located on a bluff overlooking the grand Mississippi River, Four Mounds is regarded as the only remaining gentleman’s farm in Iowa. Established in 1908 by the Burden family, the property… Read the full story »

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Kinney Pioneer Museum

As summer comes to an end, the leaves begin to turn and apples are at their prime, Kinney Pioneer Museum prepares to celebrate the end of the season with Homemade… Read the full story »

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Waterloo Center for the Arts

Visitors happily wander from milking a cow to driving a tractor through a Grant Wood painting, traveling to countries such as Iran, Mexico or China or setting sail on a… Read the full story »

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Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum

Did you know Presidents’ Day was the first federal holiday to honor an American citizen? Congress enacted the holiday in 1880 to commemorate the birthday of George Washington. In 1971,… Read the full story »

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African American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa

In 1994, a small group from Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church began a project to preserve the vanishing heritage of African Americans in Iowa. Thirteen years later, the idea has… Read the full story »

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Heritage Area School Houses

The Heritage Area is home to some of the finest country schools in Iowa. Many have been expanding their programming and interpretation. We would like to highlight just a few… Read the full story »

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Sugar Grove Vineyards & Gatheringplace

Tucked away in the rolling Iowa hills, Sugar Grove Vineyards & Gatheringplace offers something unique to the Heritage Area.  The main building was constructed in 1870 as a small country… Read the full story »

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Farm House Bed & Breakfast

Located in Fredericksburg, the Farm House Bed & Breakfast (B&B) offers comfort, casual enjoyment and a chance to experience a real working farm. Architectural styling of the late Victorian period… Read the full story »

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