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where to play                                                                                      LEGEND

                                                                                                                Charge admission
                                                                                                                 Able to handle group tours
                                                                                                                 National Register Site
                 all iowa           MYCOUNTYPARKS.COM            NATIONAL CONGRESS OF OLD     DALLAS COUNTY FAIR
                                    IOWA’S COUNTY                WEST SHOOTIST STYLE          28057 Fairgrounds Rd.
         BLUEGRASS MUSIC ASSOCIATION    CONSERVATION SYSTEM      2 1/2 miles East of Ackley    515-993-3728
         OF IOWA                    1775 Mackenzie Dr.           on Hwy 57          
         641-799-1442               Cedar Rapids, IA 52411       641-847-3601                 July 11-15, 2018
                                                                                              Features carnival; rodeo & bull riding;     515-963-9582                 Mar-Nov, 2nd Sat of each month from 9-4   car racing; truck/tractor and kids’ garden
         Bluegrass shows and festivals scheduled  Camp/meeting site for National Congress   and pedal pulls; mutton busting; bag
         year round at locations throughout   From all 99 counties in Iowa! 1,832   of Old West Shootists, complete with early   toss, and cribbage tournaments; R/C car
         Iowa, see website for dates and details.    parks, natural areas, trails and historic   prairie town and target areas. Established   races; talent show; livestock shows; static
         Dedicated to providing information   sites! Over 193,000 acres with 10,500+   to promote family-oriented activities   exhibit viewing; free parking; and most
         regarding bluegrass shows, festivals,   campsites, 72 nature centers, cabins,   and knowledge of 1865-1899 heritage.
         recording and duplication, bands, and   hundreds of miles of trails, public   Authenticity in weapons, clothing and   entertainment free.
         much more!  BMAI was founded in 2009   hunting and more! County Conservation –   accouterments.        GLISSMAN CONSERVATION
         by Lori King and Uncle Billy Dunbar.  Iowa’s outdoor education leader!  PRAIRIE BRIDGES PARK  AREA
         HEART OF IOWA WINE TRAIL   SILOS & SMOKESTACKS          1/2 mile N of Hwy. 57 on S-56   32185 Panther Creek Rd
                                                                                              515-465-3577   NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA       641-847-3332       
                                                                 Open April-October
         The current Heart of Iowa Wine Trail   Main Office - 604 Lafayette St.  All ages and abilities find outdoor   Conservation area boasts a 7.5 acre pond
         consists of 8 wineries and one Meadery.   Waterloo, IA  50704-2845  enjoyment at this 70-acre multi-use   on 60 acres to hike, fish, bird watch, picnic
         Take a day or weekend trip and sample   319-234-4567    recreation area. 2.5 miles of handicapped   or mushroom hunt. All season lodge with
         some of the best wine in the Midwest.  accessible short looped trails through lush   sleeping for eight, full kitchen and two
         Visit our website for additional   The story of American agriculture comes   prairie, scenic ponds, and a small river.   bathrooms.
         information, regarding wine trail special   to life at more than 100 sites and   Interpretive signage throughout. Shower/
         events, and names and locations of all    attractions within this 37-county region of   restroom facility and bike trail.        HISTORIC TOWN SQUARE
         member wineries.           Northeast Iowa. A National Park                           Downtown, outdoors
                                    Service Affiliate.           SETTLEMENT OF THE PRAIRIE    515-993-5472
         IOWA STATE SNOWMOBILE                                   North Butler St.             Adel’s downtown business district
         ASSOC.                              ackley              641-847-2201                 surrounds the 4-story stone courthouse                                     By appt.                     and features unique building styles. The
         With 61 clubs grooming and   ACKLEY HERITAGE CENTER     Small park depicting a glimpse of early   Square is home to Adel’s annual sweet
         maintaining more than 5,000 miles of                    prairie life. Features 1870 restored Limberg   corn festival in August.
         trail, snowmobiling is a healthy, winter   737 Main St. - Upper level    House, Clutterville Country School, prairie
         recreational activity in Iowa. We invite   of Municipal Bldg   plantings, native Iowa trees & shrubs, and   agency
         you to tour our state by sled this season,   641-847-2201   exhibit of early cash crops.
         visiting our hilly wooded terrain, frozen   Open afternoons or by appt.              CHIEF WAPELLO’S
         rivers and open areas.     Displays and large collection of       adel               MEMORIAL PARK
                                    photographs, featuring local history
         LINCOLN HIGHWAY HERITAGE   and people. East Friesian displays and   DALLAS COUNTY COURTHOUSE  Downtown, outdoors
         BYWAY                      information for genealogists.        801 Court St.        6899 Chief Wapello Rd.
                                                                                              This park marks the site of the first
         c/o Prairie Rivers of Iowa  CORNER SODA FOUNTAIN        515-993-5472                 Indian Agency in Iowa, Chief Wapello
         515-232-0048                                            Mon-Fri 8-4:30, closed major holidays  and General Street’s gravesites, the first             Corner of Main & Mitchell St.   Built in 1902, the courthouse is   Christian service in the interior of Iowa,
         Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the   641-847-2201   considered by architectural historians   and the signing of the treaty for the
         first coast-to-coast improved highway by   May-Sept, 2-5 daily   to be one of the finest examples of civic   purchase of Iowa.
         experiencing all it has to offer in Iowa today.   Restored former Roth Drug & Soda   architecture in Iowa. The French Chateau
         Dining, shopping, picturesque downtowns,   Fountain. 1940s & ’50s malts, phosphates,   modeled courthouse was renovated in   albia
         history and more in over 40 communities   sodas, and sundaes. Exhibits of early   2007 and is surrounded by brick streets
         across 13 counties.        businesses and municipal history.        and a historically significant downtown.
                                                                                              ALBIA CHAMBER CITIZENS

                                                                                              HALL & DOME
                                                                                              18 S. Main St.
                                                                                              Jan-Dec, Mon-Fri 10-3
                                                                                              The newly remodeled Chamber of
                                                                                              Commerce houses the beautifully
                                                                                              renovated Citizens Hall with its exquisite
                                                                                              12' stained glass dome. This dome was

                                                                                              built in the early 1900s.
                                                                                              MONROE COUNTY
                                                                                              HISTORICAL MUSEUM
                                                                                              114 A Ave. East
                                                                                              641-932-3238 or 641-932-5108
                                                                                              May-Oct, Sat & Sun 1-4 and by appt.
                                                                                              Broad spectrum of early Iowa - from
                                                                                              slippers that danced on the Ziegfeld
                                                                                              Follies stage to reconstructed coal
                                                                                              mine shaft with authentic equipment
                                                                                              and real coal. A spacious museum with
                                                                                              numerous authentic historical items and
                                                                                              reconstructed setting of stores, homes,
                                                                                              etc. Adjacent to the museum is the newly
                                                                                              constructed replica of a Monroe County
                                                                  courthouse - albia          country school, and a refurbished 1930s
         10  |  2018 central iowa travel guide                                                Burlington caboose and 1938 Relco
                                                                                              diesel locomotive.
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