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where to play                                                                                      LEGEND

                                                                                                                  Charge admission
                                                                                                                   Able to handle group tours
                                                                                                                   National Register Site
                     britt              QUEEN’S GARDENS AND                 cambridge                   centerville
                                        ENGRAVED WALKWAY
           ARMSTRONG HOUSE MUSEUM       Main Ave South               CENTER GROVE ORCHARD         RATHBUN LAKE AREA
           266 2nd St SE / 641-843-3282   641-843-9104 /    32835 610th Ave              (See listings under Rathbun Lake)
           Mem Day Weekend-Labor Day – Sun    May-Oct. All day and night  515-383-4354
           1:30-4 or by appt            Queen’s Gardens dedicated to the Hobo  APPANOOSE COUNTY
           Queen Anne home circa 1896 includes    women whom were elected Queens.   Check website for opening dates and    HISTORICAL & COAL MINING
           two three-story-high corner towers,    Surrounded by engraved walkway, hobo   seasonal hours.  MUSEUM
           multiple upper-story balconies, and    symbols and Hobo Time Capsule. Peaceful,   Pick-your-own/pre-picked apples and
           wrap-around porch. Home of Hancock   beautiful and relaxing.     pumpkins, country store and bakery,   100 W Maple, Hwy 2
           County Historical Society.                                walk-up restaurant, corn and hay mazes,   Sundays 1-4 & Croatian Fest, Pancake Day,
           GEORGE E. STUBBINS HOUSE             brooklyn             Jumping Pillow, farm animals, corn pool,   Mem Day, Labor Day & Homecoming.
                                                                     apple slingshot, rubber duck races, one-
                                                                                                  Former post office houses a pioneer farm
           248 1st Ave SW / 641-843-3647 / By appt.                  room schoolhouse, super slides, Storybook   and village, post office display, and history
           Queen Anne Victorian Home with Gothic   BROOKLYN HISTORICAL MUSEUM  Corner and more. Group outings, parties,   of Appanoose County. Working replica of
           influences, built in 1886. Large central   304 Jackson    group/school tours by appointment.   a coal mine includes mining tools, photos

           foyer, keyhole balustrade, open bridal
                                        641-522-7744 / By appt.                                   and videos of local mines.
                                        Built in 1869, the William Manatt House is   carlisle     APPANOOSE COUNTY
           HANCOCK COUNTY               home to the Brooklyn Historical Museum.                   MUSEUM AND OLD JAIL
           AGRICULTURE MUSEUM &         Historical information, gifts and unique   RANDALEMAN HOUSE/CARLISLE
                                        artifacts from the area are featured.
           PIONEER VILLAGE                                           HISTORICAL SOCIETY           527 N Main St
           Hancock County Fairgrounds   HISTORIC ROUTE 6 ATTRACTIONS                              By appt.
           641-843-4362                    245 Pennsylvania Ave         Built in 1872, the residence is furnished
           Tours by appt.  Also open during county   Historic Route 6 Wall Mural, 118 West  with period articles. Visitors can also see an
           fair, hobo convention, and draft horse show.   Front Street.  Mural was painted in 2015   1847 log cabin.
           Collection of restored farm machinery, tools   dedicated to the Historic Route 6 and   See website for hours
           and related items used in farming during   features an area for cars and motorcycles   Visit this beautiful Victorian treasure, built   APPANOOSE COUNTY
                                                                     at the turn of the 20th Century.  Breakfast

           the 1800s and early 1900s.       to drive up for a photo backdrop.  Old   served 4th Saturday of the month. Guided   FREEDOM ROCK
                                        Standard Station is located on the corner
           HANCOCK COUNTY SPEEDWAY      of Jackson Street and Historic Highway 6.    tours by appointment.  Courthouse Square District
           2210 Jewell Ave              Built in 1930, it was made of glazed block   LOG CABIN MEMORIAL FOR   641-437-4102
           641-843-0214                 and is only one of a few still in existence.    CHARLES F. FOULKE   Part of the Freedom Rock Tour, featuring
     1950’s Replica Standard Station is located                images of Civil War Brig. Gen. Francis
           A .4-mile dirt, semi-banked oval track   at 1675 Old 6 Road just west of Brooklyn on   989 S. 5th St. – Carlisle Cemetery  Drake, the first USS Iowa, and a soldier
           located southeast of Britt.  Historic Highway 6.          515-989-9999                 being greeted by his daughter following
           HOBO MUSEUM                  JOHN WAYNE HISTORIC MARKER   Corp. Foulke (1825-1911) served in   deployment.
                                        Corner of Jackson & East Des Moines St.    Co. D. Iowa 34th infantry.  His life is
           52 Main Ave S                Outdoors                     commemorated with an unusual log cabin   IOWA’S LARGEST HISTORIC
           641-843-9104 /      Life-sized metal sculpture of John Wayne   tombstone.  Annual cemetery walk held in   SQUARE DISTRICT
           Mem Day-Labor Day, Mon-Fri 10-5; Sat by appt.   who lived in Brooklyn briefly as a child.    September with local high school drama   Downtown
           Hobo museum dedicated to the men and                      student depicting historical figures
           women who have lived the hobo way of life.                buried there.                641-437-4102 (Chamber)
           New artifacts added each year. Held annually in   FLAG DISPLAY               
                                                                                                  District includes 119 properties on the
           August for over 100 years, attend the National   Jackson St
           Hobo Convention.  Parade, coronation of king &   641-522-5488 / Year-round outdoors   STAINED GLASS WINDOW AT   National Register of Historic Places in
           queen, concerts, midway, car show, craft fair and   Permanent display of flags featuring a   METHODIST CHURCH   Victorian and Italianate architectural styles,
           museum. Visit for the latest   20-foot by 38-foot US flag on a 50- foot   a Civil War monument and cannon, and a
                                                                     School & 4th Streets         3-story courthouse with a green tile roof.
           information.                 pole. The giant flag is surrounded by flags   515-989-3552  Contact the chamber regarding walking
                                        from all 50 states, armed services, and
           NATIONAL HOBO CEMETERY       other special interest flags.          tours.
                                                                     Tues, Wed & Thurs 8 am-2 pm
           N.E. Diagonal Street                                      Stunning stained-glass window includes list
           641-843-9104 /                                   of soldiers, regiments, and company.  The
           The National Hobo Cemetery has a large                    window was re-dedicated in 2016.
           railroad tie cross. Homemade Hobo
           Headstones mark many of the graves.
           Hobo Memorial Service held every hobo
           day week.
                              did you know?                                             did you know?

                 Sunflower Meadow at Center Grove Orchard near             Charles City’s Whitewater Park is located on the
                    Cambridge is the perfect photo op location.           Cedar River in the heart of downtown Charles City.

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