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where to play                                                                                      LEGEND
                                                                                                                  Charge admission

                                                                                                                   Able to handle group tours
                                                                                                                   National Register Site
                  ames cont’d                  aplington                    blakesburg            DAVIS COUNTY MUSEUM COMPLEX
                                                                                                  & HISTORIC COUNTRY CHURCH
           HOGGATT SCHOOL               PEPPERCORN PANTRY            BLAKESBURG COMMUNITY         Franklin Street
           18th St & Burnett Ave        911 Parriott St              MUSEUM                       641-664-1104 / visitdaviscounty.com
           515-232-2148 / ameshistory.org   319-347-2797             205 North Main Street        Mem Day-Labor Day  / Sat 1-4 & by appt.
           June-Aug, Sat & Sun 2-4:30   peppercornpantry.com         641-777-5092                 Housed in the Dr. William Findley house which
           First schoolhouse in Ames vicinity, built   The Peppercorn Pantry provides an elegant   Tues - Thurs 9-12  was built in the 1860s, the museum complex
           in 1861 before the city of Ames was   dining and shopping experience while   blakesburghps.org   includes a Mormon cabin built of hand-hewn
           established. Restored as a one-room school   maintaining its small town charm.  The gift    This small museum is curated by the   logs in 1848, a one-room school, livery
           museum. Furnishings, fixtures, textbooks   shop is full of wonderful gifts, home décor,   Blakesburg Historical Preservataion Society.   barn and mural depicting the northernmost
           and other artifacts are authentic to the period   purses, scarves, jewelry, lotions, coffee, teas    Located in the original US Post Office and   Confederate raid.
                                        & more!  The restaurant is known for its
           of the 1880s.                                             with a focus on preserving the history of the
                                        delicious entrees and decadent homemade                   DAVIS COUNTY WELCOME CENTER
           IOWA STATE CENTER            desserts.  Enjoy the elegant surroundings    community. No admission fee.
                                                                                                  301 N Washington
           Suite 102 Scheman Building, Corner of   and friendly service.     bloomfield           641-664-1104 / visitdaviscounty.com
           Lincoln Way & University Blvd.                                                         Apr-Oct: Mon-Fri 9-5; Sat 9-1
           515-294-3347 or                       attica                                           Nov-March: Mon-Fri 10-4 & Sat 9-1
           Toll Free 877-The-Center (877-843-2368)                                                1910 mail-order Sears & Roebuck home
           center.iastate.edu           NORTH CEDAR CREEK            DAVIS COUNTY COURTHOUSE      houses the Welcome Center, featuring local
           Main office open Mon-Fri 8-5   HAMMOND COVERED BRIDGE     Town Square / 641-664-2101    crafts—some of which are made by the nearby
           On the ISU campus, this four-building                     Mon-Fri 8-4:30 or by appt.   Amish community—and a collection of prints of
           complex serves the cultural and conference   170th Place, south of Attica, just off of G-76  This unique 1877 Second Empire structure   the Davis County area by P. Buckley Moss. Iowa
           needs of Iowa. Stephens Auditorium   641-828-2257 / redrockarea.com / Outdoors   features its original, furnished courtroom, a   tourism brochures available.
           (concerts, performing arts, comedians);   The 19th-century Hammond covered bridge   mansard roof, and a graceful clock tower that
           Scheman Building (conferences, trade shows,   has a 60-foot single span. With its single   houses a rare, completely restored 1879 Seth   HISTORIC BLOOMFIELD
           weddings); Hilton Coliseum (ISU athletics   gabled roof and barn-and-batten wood walls,   Thomas clock and 1500 pound bell cast in   DRIVING TOUR
           and concerts); and Fisher Theater (ISU   this 1870 bridge is a quiet reminder of the old   1879 in Troy, New York.
                                        Iowa countryside.                                         310 N. Washington St
           Theatre and Dance shows).
                                                                                                  641-664-1104 / visitdaviscounty.com
           OCTAGON CENTER FOR THE ARTS           beaman                                           Take the “Self-Guided Historic Bloomfield
           427 Douglas Ave                                                                        Driving Tour” of eight historic buildings
           515-232-5331 / Mon-Sat 10-5 & Sun 2-5   BEAMAN HERITAGE MUSEUM                         including the Davis County Courthouse.
           A major regional art center featuring local,                                           Brochure with map available at the Davis
           regional, and national art exhibitions. Tours   227 Main St / 641-366-2804             County Welcome Center or online.  Follow the
                                                                                                  map to a site, then call 641-664-1017 from
           and art programs. Museum gift shop offers   Mon-Fri 8-11am and by appt.
           works by Iowa and midwest artists. Year-  Collection of artifacts and history from Beaman, which   your cell and follow the prompt.
                                        is one of the oldest communities in Grundy County.
           round art education for all ages.
           OLD TOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT           belmond
           515-233-2415
           visitames.com/docs/Old-Town-Historic-
           District-Brochure.pdf        BELMOND HISTORICAL MUSEUM
           Located north of downtown Ames, the   223 E. Main St.
           Old Town Historic District encompasses   515-571-3264 / belmondmuseum.org
           historically and architecturally significant   Mon, Wed & Fri 9-12 year-round. All other
           homes dating from the 1880s to the mid   times by appt.
                                        Explore the Belmond area’s history through
           1900s. Perfect for a walking tour.
                                        exhibits and the extensive reasearch library.
           PERFECT GAMES                Large photo collection and Belmond
           515-233-2415                 newspapers digitized.
           1320 Dickinson Ave           COUNTRY SCHOOL
           515-598-BOWL                 River Park, Hwy 69 / 641-444-4111 or
           perfectgamesinc.com          641-444-4058 / By appt.
           Sun-Wed 11am-12am Thur-Sat 11am-1am   Typical turn-of-the-century one-room
           Ames and Iowa State’s favorite place to play
           with 24 lanes of bowling, two floor laser   schoolhouse.
           tag arena, arcade, restaurant and sports bar   JENISON-MEACHAM MEMORIAL
           with 3 monster 10 foot big screens to watch   ART CENTER & MUSEUM

           the big game.
                                        1179 Taylor Ave, 2 miles north of town
           REIMAN GARDENS               641-444-4635
                                        Sat-Sun 1:30-4:30 or by app
           1407 University Blvd – ¼ mile N of Hwy 30   Mural depicting the westward move to
           515-294-2710                 Iowa. Seasonal art displays and exhibits.
           reimangardens.com
           Open daily year-round.       1930s farmhouse and barn.
           The Gardens change annually around a
           theme. Beautiful botanical garden features   blairsburg
           17-acres of outdoor gardens, an indoor
           tropical plant Conservatory with seasonal   BLAIRSBURG OPERA HOUSE
           displays, a Butterfly Wing with hundreds    Just off Main St
           of live exotic butterflies in flight, and a    515-325-6456

           Gift Shop.                   Restored turn-of-the-century opera house
                                        available for group meetings, events or
                                        stage productions. Facility once offered
                                        silent movies and “literary and musical
                                        entertainment.” Local entertainment by
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