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Mines of Spain Recreation Area

Registered as a National Historic Landmark, the history of the Mines of Spain dates back more than 8,000 years. From prehistoric Indian cultures to the European settlers who gave the… Read the full story »

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The History Center

One of the first SSNHA Partner Sites to be designated in 2001, The History Center dates back to 1969 when it was the Linn County Historical Museum Association. Throughout the… Read the full story »

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Family Museum

Dedicated to enriching the lives of children, the Family Museum, in Bettendorf, is a playground of wonders. With more than 44,000 square feet of exhibit and program space, the museum… Read the full story »

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Froelich General Store & Tractor Muesum

In the small Northeast Iowa town of Froelich, you’ll find a very important piece of America’s agricultural story being preserved. Frustrated with the heavy and bulky steam powered tractors that… Read the full story »

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Iowa’s Dairy Center

The Dairy Center is a learning center for people of all ages.  This 18,000 square-foot education and lab facility is a teaching, research and demonstration center for children, NICC dairy… Read the full story »

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Heartland Acres Agribition Center

Sitting on more than 80 acres along Highway 20 in Independence, Heartland Acres Agribition Center has quickly become a landmark to travelers since its opening in May of 2007. The… Read the full story »

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Four Mounds Inn and Conference Center

Located on a bluff overlooking the grand Mississippi River, Four Mounds is regarded as the only remaining gentleman’s farm in Iowa. Established in 1908 by the Burden family, the property… Read the full story »

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Kinney Pioneer Museum

As summer comes to an end, the leaves begin to turn and apples are at their prime, Kinney Pioneer Museum prepares to celebrate the end of the season with Homemade… Read the full story »

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Waterloo Center for the Arts

Visitors happily wander from milking a cow to driving a tractor through a Grant Wood painting, traveling to countries such as Iran, Mexico or China or setting sail on a… Read the full story »

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Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum

Did you know Presidents’ Day was the first federal holiday to honor an American citizen? Congress enacted the holiday in 1880 to commemorate the birthday of George Washington. In 1971,… Read the full story »

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