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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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    Putnam Museum & Science Center

    Ignite your potential! The 115,000 sq. ft. museum includes changing and permanent exhibits: Black Earth/Big River; Hall of Mammals; River, Prairie and People; World Culture Gallery; Science Center; and more…. Read the full story »

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    REA Power Plant Museum

    The REA Power Plant Museum depicts “before and after” eras of electricity in rural areas. The Plant was the first to receive a generation and transmission loan from the Rural… 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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    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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    National Farm Toy Museum

    Check out the place where agricultural history is on a roll!  The National Farm Toy Museum houses memorabilia and farm toys of today and yesterday.  The museum’s mission is the… Read the full story »

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    National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

    Part museum, part aquarium, part science center, the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium includes 3 buildings housing historic artifacts and exhibits, terrestrial habitats, aquariums, and hands-on activities as well… Read the full story »

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    La Porte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum

    Established by the La Porte City FFA Chapter in 1970, the museum is recognized as the first of its kind in Iowa. Exhibits are located in a renovated 1914 auto… Read the full story »

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    Living History Farms

    For over 50 years, Living History Farms has been educating and connecting all peoples to the many stories of Midwestern rural heritage through hands-on, interactive experiences. Set on 500 acres in Urbandale,… Read the full story »

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    Matthew Edel Blacksmith Shop

    Once an establishment in every community, the Matthew Edel Blacksmith Shop preserves the story of the ingenuity and role the local blacksmith played in rural Iowa. The shop preserves the… Read the full story »

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