Wallace Centers of Iowa


756 16th St
Des Moines, IA 50314
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Phone: 515-243-7063

The restored home of Uncle Henry and Nancy Wallace, founding editors of Wallaces’ Farmer, highlights the most influential family of American agriculture. Family and political artifacts include original Ding Darling cartoon and a 1940 presidential inauguration ticket. Documentary available about Henry A. Wallace, the most influential Iowan of the 20th century.

The Wallace Centers of Iowa’s second location is the birthplace¬† farm of Henry A. Wallace, located near Orient, Iowa. The Henry A. Wallace Country Life Center is 40 acres of the original homestead with farmhouse, replica barn, restored prairie with art sculptures, orchard, production gardens and gift shop.


Mon-Fri 9-4 or by appointment. Please call ahead.


Self-guided individual or group tours by donation. After hours or guided group tours by appointment. Fees apply. Please call for info.
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Details for this Attraction:

Aug 29, 2019

Farm to Table Thursdays

Aug 30, 2019

Friday Lunch

Sep 5, 2019

Farm to Table Thursdays

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