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where to play                                                                                      LEGEND

                                                                                                                  Charge admission
                                                                                                                   Able to handle group tours
                                                                                                                   National Register Site
               bloomfield cont’d        BOONE COUNTY FAIR            SEVEN OAKS RECREATION                 bouton

                                        1601 Industrial Park Road    1086 222nd Dr
           HISTORIC TOWN SQUARE         515-432-5899                 515-432-9457 / SevenOaksRec.com   DAYTON STAGECOACH INN
                                        boonecountyfairia.com        May-October: Full service canoe, kayak & tube
           Downtown                     July 15-18, 2021, check website for activities.           14750 Pecos Ct.
           641-664-2309                                              river floats. Spring, Summer & Fall months:   515-465-3577
           Bloomfield’s square comprising 43 buildings   For over 90 years the Boone County Fair   Tent camping; lodge rental for reunions,
                                        has been home to 4H, FFA, and Open Class
           is listed on National Register of Historic                receptions, meetings, weddings & more.   dallascountyiowa.gov/conservation
           Places. The buildings were constructed   exhibits and shows. Exciting grandstand   Paintball at Seven Oaks by reservation!    Available to rent May 1-Oct 31, plus April &
                                        shows, commercial exhibits, delicious fair
           between the Civil War and the early 1900s                 Rental equipment available include markers   Nov. when conditions permit
           and retain most of their 19th century charm.   food, and the carnival make our fair one   and face protection. Winter snow skiing,   The restored historic Stagecoach Inn
                                        you won’t want to miss! Free gate and
           Many have been restored and feature   parking. Facility rental available year round.   snowboarding - Wednesday, Thursday   is available for overnight rentals. Fully
                                                                     & Friday 4-9pm; Saturday 10am-9pm;   equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms with ADA

           second story housing.
                                                                     Sunday 11am-8pm; Holidays 10am-6pm.   showers, 3 bedrooms that sleep 9. Outdoor
                                        Campgrounds open March-October.
           IOWA THEATRE                 BOONE COUNTY FREEDOM ROCK    Trails groomed daily, lighted runs, rental   deck, table, & fire ring. Only a few minutes
           107 S Washington St                                       equipment, free mini lessons, & lodge with   drive to recreation trails.
                                                                     lounge & fast food restaurant. Snow tubing
           641-664-9588                 201 State St – Courthouse Square  – Wednesday & Thursday by reservation;
                                        Boone County’s freedom rock features
           Films, stage plays and musical events in a                Friday 4-9pm; Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday
           vintage theater restored to its pre-1940    Mamie Doud Eisenhower and is located at
           splendor. Saturday evening and Sunday    the County Courthouse.  11am-8pm; Holidays 10am-6pm
           matinees from September-May, and    COLE SCHOOLHOUSE
           special events.
                                        843 R Ave
           WORKING AMISH COMMUNITY      515-432-6588 or 515-298-2212
                                        This one room schoolhouse is listed on the
           South & West of Bloomfield, around
           Drakesville                  National Register of Historic Places.  Call to
           641-664-1104 / visitdaviscounty.com   schedule a visit and hear about what it was
           Open most Mon-Sat 8:30-5;    like to attend a rural school.
           This large Amish community has over 90
           businesses that include several woodworking    BOONE COUNTY
           and furniture shops, large produce auction,   HISTORICAL CENTER
           country stores, greenhouses in season, bakeries,   602 Story St
           stables, harness and buggy shops plus more.   515-432-1907
           Maps at most Amish businesses and Welcome   Year-round, Mon-Fri 1-5; June-Aug,

           Center in Bloomfield.        Mon-Sat 1-5; or by appt.
                                        This original Masonic Temple, built in 1907,
                  bondurant             is home to collections of the Boone County
                                        Historical Society, which preserves the
                                        flavor and excitement of local history. The
                 (SEE DES MOINES)       dramatic story of Kate Shelley, a 15-year-old
                                        who prevented a rail disaster in 1881, is
                     boone              told.

                                        KATE SHELLEY HIGH BRIDGE
           BOONE & SCENIC VALLEY        3-1/2 miles northwest of Boone
           RAILROAD                     800-266-6312                          seven oaks recreation - boone
                                        Outdoors
           225 10th St
           800-626-0319 or 515-432-4249   Completed in 1901, this is longest and
           bsvrr.com                    highest double-track bridge in the world. It
           Train departures: Daily, Memorial Day   stands 185 feet above the Des Moines River
           weekend through the end of October.    and runs for 2,685 feet. Over 60 trains from
           Weekdays at 1:30; weekends are Saturday   the Union Pacific Railroad cross this bridge
           1:30 & 4 and Sundays 1:30.  Dinner   each day.
           Train Saturdays at 5:30 April through 2nd
           Saturday in December and Fridays June-Oct.    MAMIE DOUD EISENHOWER
           Holiday trains in the winter. Enjoy a 1-3/4   BIRTHPLACE
           hour train ride (2-1/2 hour dinner train)   709 Carroll St
           through the scenic Des Moines River Valley,   515-432-1907
           across the 156-foot-high Bass Point Creek   Call for information
           High Bridge. Steam, diesel, and electric train   The restored birthplace of First Lady Mamie

           power.                       Doud Eisenhower, wife of Dwight David
                                        Eisenhower, 34th President of the U.S.
           BOONE COMMUNITY THEATRE      Completely restored Victorian home with
           705 Story St                 original family furniture, museum, library

           515-303-0393                 and gift shop.
           Visit boonecommunitytheatre.org for
           performance information.
                              did you know?
                   The Kate Shelley High Bridge is the longest &
                    highest double-track bridge in the world!
                                                                        Boone & Scenic valley railroad - boone
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