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Vinton Railroad Depot

Located in Vinton, Iowa, this 1900 railroad depot tells the industrial stories of how the railroad provided the infrastructure to allow industry to grow in Benton County. The railroad provided… Read the full story »

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Wapsipinicon Mill Museum

The Wapsipinicon Mill is one of Iowa’s largest grist mills, towering six stories above the Wapsipinicon River. This museum interprets the grist milling process from 1870 to the 1940s and… Read the full story »

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Wallace Centers of Iowa

The buildings at both historic sites are closed to the public at this time. The grounds at the Country Life Center are open for walking. The restored home of Uncle… Read the full story »

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Ushers Ferry Historic Village

Located near Seminole Valley Park, Ushers Ferry offers nine restored homes, businesses and civic buildings that are ADA accessible and open to tour in an early 20th century village setting… Read the full story »

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Seed Savers Exchange

Heritage Farm, the headquarters of Seed Savers Exchange, is an 890-acre living museum of our garden heritage. Display gardens surrounding the Visitors Center grow hundreds of heirloom fruits and vegetables,… Read the full story »

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Special Collections & University Archives, ISU Library

The Iowa State University Library Special Collections and University Archives collects, preserves, and shares documentation of the experiences, achievements, and memories of people and organizations reflecting the university’s major research… Read the full story »

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Sugar Grove Vineyards and Gatheringplace

In this 1870s rejuvenated grange hall, framed by rolling hills, vineyard, pond and elk, visitors may learn the history of the Grange Movement and social significance of the local club…. Read the full story »

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Richardson-Jakway Historic Site

The Richardson-Jakway Historic Site provides a look back at a 19th century home, farmstead and community. The site features the 1851 Richardson-Jakway House and the now defunct pioneer community of… Read the full story »

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Motor Mill Historic Site

Motor Mill, built in 1869, preserves the story of flour milling and wheat production in Northeast Iowa. The mill also demonstrates the struggles farmers, businessmen and laborers faced in a… Read the full story »

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Museums of Story City

The four museum sites in Story City share the unique and rich heritage of an agrarian community settled largely by Scandinavian immigrants. Experience the past by visiting a pioneer school… Read the full story »

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