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Effigy Mounds National Monument

The monument covers over 2,500 acres and protects more than 200 American Indian mounds. The monument’s 14 miles of hiking trails will take you past the ancient mounds, through wooded… 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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Wickiup Hill Learning Center and Area

This 751-acre complex just northwest of Cedar Rapids includes the Wickiup Hill Learning Center, which features educational displays highlighting our natural resources and the area’s Native American and archeological past,… 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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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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University of Northern Iowa Marshall Center School

The Marshall Center School is a one-room school museum located on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa that has been restored as it was in the early 1920s,… 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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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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