• 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.

  • Vote for People's Choice Site of the Year

    Vote for People's Choice Site of the Year

    Each year, Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) celebrates the best in heritage development by presenting the “People’s Choice Site of the Year”. Voted on by the public, this special honor is presented to only one deserving SSNHA Partner Site.

  • Ag Adventures

    Ag Adventures

    Use our Ag Adventure Tour Loops to help you plan your visit to the Heritage Area!

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

Indian Creek Nature Center

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Drip, drip, drip. Sap from over 200 trees provides the sweet goodness of maple syrup to… Read the full story »