• 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.

  • 2019 Golden Silo Awards

    2019 Golden Silo Awards

    Congratulations to our 2019 Golden Silo Award recipients! Click here to learn more about this year’s winners honored at the 15th Annual Golden Silo Barn Party on November 8, 2019.

  • Open the Doorway to the Heritage Area

    Open the Doorway to the Heritage Area

    This is an exciting time in Silos & Smokestacks history. We're moving! Click here to help us open the doorway to the Heritage Area.

  • Ag Adventures

    Ag Adventures

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

  • 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

Heartland Museum

CLARION, Iowa — Heartland Museum, located in Clarion, continues to increase in number of visitors each year, achieving over 2,000… Read the full story »