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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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Scenic City Empress Boat Club

The Empress Boat Club, a 1937 log cabin, is situated on the Iowa River and is home to the Empress Riverboat. Come enjoy our public cruises or book a private… 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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State Historical Building

The State Historical Building features the state’s flagship museum showcasing Iowa’s rich history, including our use of the land, through a variety of exhibitions. The historical library and state archives… Read the full story »

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Strawberry Hill Farm & Garden

Be a farmer for a day: learn the history of the farm, play in the Story Time Pine’s playground, visit the working dairy goat farm, meet all the animals by… Read the full story »

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Northern Iowa River Greenbelt Scenic Drive

Enjoy a scenic drive of 50+ miles following the course of the Iowa River as it winds thru Franklin and Wright counties. Oak savannahs, rolling hills, glacial moraines and much… Read the full story »

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Plum Grove Historic Home

Plum Grove is the home of Iowa’s first territorial governor, Robert Lucas, and his wife Friendly. Once a 360-acre farm, the home is now on a four-acre tract gently surrounded… Read the full story »

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Putnam Museum & Science Center

The 115,000 sq. ft. museum includes changing and permanent exhibits: Black Earth/Big River; Hall of Mammals; River, Prairie and People; Hall of Minerals; and more. The museum includes newly-reimaged Science… Read the full story »

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Reiman Gardens – Iowa State Universtiy

Since 1914, a “garden laboratory” has been an essential teaching tool at Iowa State University. Today, the 17-acre Reiman Gardens incorporates academic and practical concepts with lessons from crop rotation… Read the full story »

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