• Silos & Smokestacks Summer Bus Tour

    Silos & Smokestacks Summer Bus Tour

    Leaving from Decorah, Iowa at 9 a.m. and visiting four unique Heritage Area Attractions and a stop in beautiful Clermont, Iowa for lunch. The bus will return to Decorah at 5 p.m. Cost is $60/person and includes lunch. Click HERE to register!

  • Iowa Eats Food & Drink Festival

    Iowa Eats Food & Drink Festival

    The Iowa Eats Food & Drink Festival is the first and only event in Eastern Iowa to feature all Iowa foods, products, chefs, authors and agriculture. Taking place April 1, 2023 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Waterloo Convention Center, attendees will enjoy a one-day celebration with food and beverage tasting, cooking and product demonstrations, live entertainment and more. Click HERE for more information!

  • Capture the Heart of America Photo Contest

    Capture the Heart of America Photo Contest

    From day-to-day life on the family farm to the ever-changing industry, agriculture has proven to be one of America’s most compelling stories. Click HERE to enter!

  • National Heritage Areas

    National Heritage Areas

    A National Heritage Area is a region that has been recognized by the United States Congress for its unique qualities and resources. Click here to learn more.

  • Experience the Heart of America

    Experience the Heart of America

    From dairy farms and museums to vineyards and tractor assembly tours, the story of American agricultural comes to life at more than 100 sites and attractions in this 37-county region of Northeast Iowa.

Begin Your Agriculture Adventure Today!

Experience agriculture hands-on by visiting one of Silos & Smokestacks’ 115 partner sites. Learn about the history and rich culture of farming in America, get up close with livestock and animals, or discover new and amazing innovations in the agriculture industry!

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Spotlight Site

Ackley Heritage Center

Established in 1987, the Ackley Heritage Center has a long history of preserving the story of Ackley for future generations…. Read the full story »