• Celebrating 25 Years of Sharing Agriculture Heritage

    Celebrating 25 Years of Sharing Agriculture Heritage

    In 2021 Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area is celebrating 25 years of sharing the story of American Agriculture. Click for HERE for event details!

  • 25th Anniversary Picnic & Grand Opening

    25th Anniversary Picnic & Grand Opening

    Join Silos & Smokestacks for a family-friendly outdoor picnic on Sunday, Aug. 1 from 1-3 p.m.at Riverloop Expo Plaza in downtown Waterloo. Featuring live music by Tank Anthony Band and an appearance by TikTok famous Gucci the Cow! Purchase tickets HERE.

  • 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

Indian Creek Nature Center

Indian Creek Nature Center is Iowa’s largest and only nonprofit Nature Center and has been a leader in sustainable practices… Read the full story »