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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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Vesterheim Norwegian – American Museum

This national treasure tells the story of American immigration through the lens of the Norwegian-American experience. Vesterheim’s world-class exhibitions and Heritage Park include farm homesteads, a black-smith shop, a mill,… 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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University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

Explore your world at the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History–Iowa’s gateway to the global environment. Take a trip back in time through 500 million years of our natural… 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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Tabor Home Vineyards and Winery

Tabor Home Winery, Iowa’s oldest estate winery is located on our family’s 1860s Jackson County farmstead. Tabor Home is renowned for distinguished wines that are defining the federally-established Upper Mississippi… Read the full story »

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Riegel Blacksmith Shop

Burkard Riegel, “The Faithful Village Blacksmith”, had a solid background for his efficiency in work. A native of Germany, he came to Clermont in 1931 to set up a business… 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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