25 Years of Sharing Ag 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.

Iowa’s story is the story of American agriculture and the unique way it shaped the nation. No other region in the United States shares our rich agricultural heritage.

Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area, located in Northeast Iowa, is one of 55 National Heritage Areas across America and is a partner of the National Park Service. Spread over 37 counties, our mission is to empower Iowa communities and heritage sites by telling the stories of
agriculture, the agricultural industry, nature, and farm life.

See life through the eyes of a pioneer. Sample wine from the same vineyard where the grapes were grown. Hear the ring of the hammer in a restored blacksmith’s shop … see how electricity was first provided to rural communities … experience what it would have been like to work in a feed mill in the 19th century … discover firsthand where the agriculture industry has been and what it is today.

We cultivate experiences for people of all ages. Whether you want to learn what it was like on the farm at the turn of the century … identify Iowa’s native flora … tour a dairy farm or tractor assembly line … spectate or participate… stay for the day or for the week … Silos & Smokestacks
National Heritage Area has an agricultural adventure to fit your time frame and interest.

To plan your visit, click HERE to explore the hertiage area.

Check back for a list of special events and celebrations!