Partner Resources

Partner resources are available to help your community or organization preserve and share your part of America’s agricultural story. Click here to download a printable Partner Resources sheet to share with your volunteers and staff.

COVID-19/disaster resources for Partner Sites

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25th Anniversary Media Kit

Silos & Smokestacks is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2021! We are thrilled to share several events and program opportunities with you. Click the link above for more information.

Interpretive Plan

The story of agriculture in Iowa is the story of American agriculture and the expanding capacity of the American farms to feed the nation and the world. The Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area, comprised of 37 counties in northeast Iowa, was formed to support the interpretation of the region’s heritage to its residents and visitors. Silos & Smokestacks does so by supporting and working to strengthen interpretive attractions and sites in their efforts. The goal is to build a balanced and cohesive interpretive presentation across the Heritage Area. This Interpretive Plan presents the approach and means Silos & Smokestacks will use to achieve this goal. Download full interpretive plan.

SSNHA Interpretation Manual

The SSNHA Interpretation Manual follows step-by-step how to go about creating an interpretation strategy at your site that links to your larger themes and mission. Click here to download a free copy of the manual.


Show your relationship with this National Park Service Affiliate Program by including the Silos & Smokestacks logo on your program or marketing materials. The logo is available to use by:

  • Designated Partner Sites
  • Heritage Area Communities
  • Collaborative Projects

Events Calendar

Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area is dedicated to preserving, sharing and celebrating America’s agricultural story in a federally designated 37-county region of Northeast Iowa. Share your events with Heritage Area visitors. Click here to find out how!

Silos 101

Silos & Smokestacks 101 is a hospitality training session led by SSNHA staff. We will come to you and help explain what Silos & Smokestacks is, how to help your visitors understand the Heritage Area and introduce you to various tools available to help you prepare for your visitors. Click on the link above to learn more!

Resource Links

Links to additional resources to help Heritage Area partners tell their stories.

Attraction listings on website and in Visitor Guide

Beginning July 2018 all attraction listing updates are to be updated annually by, you, the staff of designated partner sites using an online Attraction Editor account. Attraction listings on the Silos & Smokestacks website will be used to update the 2020-2021 Visitor Guide.

Your listing must include a physical address, phone number, hours of operation and/or instructions to schedule an appointment. In addition, to appear in the printed visitor guide, your description must be 70 words or less, must describe your site’s connection to Silos & Smokestacks (i.e. the agriculture story) and it may not include any third-party travel websites.

To log in to your account click HERE. If you do not have an account and would like to request one, click HERE.


Attract visitors to your site or business, while helping Silos & Smokestacks share America’s agricultural story!

Bulk Visitor GUide Order

To order visitor guides for your site or organization, please click the link above.

Economic Impact Study

In 2018 Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) completed an Economic Impact Study to get an accurate look at the collective impact SSNHA has across the heritage area. To view a complete copy of the Economic Impact Study, CLICK HERE.