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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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Watson’s Grocery Store Museum

Watson’s Grocery Store was built in 1895 and continued, virtually unchanged, until 1989. Soon after, the State Center Historical Society was formed to save Watson’s Grocery as a landmark and… Read the full story »

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Winneshiek County Historical Society-Locust School Museum

Locust School was built in 1854 and operated continuously for 108 years. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Locust School Committee of the Historical Society… 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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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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Tyden Farm No. 6

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this farmstead was originally owned by Emil Tyden, a Swedish immigrant and mechanical genius holding 200 patents during his lifetime. The sixth… 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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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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