• SSNHA Offices to Close Temporarily

    SSNHA Offices to Close Temporarily

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in alignment with CDC recommendations for public health and safety, Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area Headquarters & Offices will close to the public effective immediately.

  • 2020 Virtual Golden Silo Barn Party

    2020 Virtual Golden Silo Barn Party

    The Golden Silo Barn Party is going virtual! Celebrate Iowa agriculture and heritage with Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area. Join us for the online awards ceremony and live concert by Flash in a Pan!

  • 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.

  • 2020 Capture the Heart of America Photo Contest

    2020 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. Through the contest, photographers from across the country can share their own piece of this important story as they see it through their camera lens.

  • 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’ 117 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

Seed Savers Exchange

Imagine a magical place amid the scenic bluffs of Decorah, Iowa, boasting an array of beautiful gardens that draw thousands… Read the full story »