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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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Traer Historical Museum

Featuring artifacts of northern Tama County and Traer, this museum highlights the life of “Tama Jim” Wilson, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1897 to 1913, record holder for the longest-serving… 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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Montauk Historic Site

Journey into the past at the home of Iowa’s 12th governor, William Larrabee. Enjoy a guided tour where you will see and hear how the Larrabee family furnished and maintained… Read the full story »

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Living History Farms

For over 50 years, Living History Farms has been educating, entertaining, and connecting people of all ages to Midwestern rural life through hands-on, interactive experiences. Set on 500 acres in… Read the full story »

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Iowa State Fair

Nothing compares to the annual August extravaganza that inspired the novel State Fair and is featured in the New York Times best-seller 1000 Places to See Before You Die. The… Read the full story »

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Jackson County History Museum

Enjoy 22,000 sq. ft. of exhibits from period rooms, a country school, bootmaker shop, general store, an authentic replica of a McCormick Reaper, to wildlife and military displays. The museum also… Read the full story »

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