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chariton             STEPHENS FOREST              CHARLES THEATRE              FLOYD COUNTY VETERANS
                                        641-774-5632 (camping info)   409 N Main St               MEMORIAL
           LUCAS COUNTY COURTHOUSE      641-774-4559 (state forester)   641-228-3821              101 S. Main St
           916 Braden                   Year-round                   Enjoy the beautiful 1935 original art deco   Memorial outside of Floyd County
           641-774-4512 / Mon-Fri 8-4   This area provides a forest wilderness   theatre with original golden facade. One   Courthouse honoring Floyd County
           The two story courthouse was completed   experience and recreational activities   of the few theatres of this type left in Iowa.   Veterans.
           in 1894 in Romanesque and is faced with   including camping, 30 miles of equestrian
           18” sandstone. The clock was purchased at   trails, fishing, hunting and backpacking.  HISTORIC HOMES TOUR
           the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair and restored                FLOYD COUNTY MUSEUM
           sidewalks around the building feature a clock   charles city                           401 N. Main St
           motif.                                                    500 Gilbert St (Hwys 18 & 218)   641-228-4234
           LUCAS COUNTY                 ALL IOWA LAWN TENNIS CLUB    Mon-Fri, 9-4:30 year-round &    Mon-Fri 8-5
           HISTORICAL MUSEUM            2667 240th St                Sat 1-4 May-Aug; Sun 1-4, June-Aug   A self-guided audio walking or driving tour
           117 N 17th St / 641-774-4464   Local history of national significance! Two   of the historic homes in downtown.  Over
                                                                                                  25 homes and buildings are on the tour,
           Mem Day-Oct / Sun 1-4, Tues-Fri 1-4 or by appt.   You are invited to play tennis on Iowa’s   floors of exhibits, including a complete
           Buildings include 1900s home decorated   only grass tennis court based on vintage   19th-century drugstore. Archives and exhibit   each having unique historical architecture
           with turn-of-the century items, schoolhouse,   Wimbledon broadcasts.  Advance   of Hart-Parr/Oliver Tractor Corporation, the   and stories to tell.
           church, barn, log cabin, and John L. Lewis   reservations required.  founders of the tractor industry. Emphasis
           Building featuring memorabilia from early   ART ALONG THE CEDAR  on agricultural and industrial heritage of the   MOONEY ART COLLECTION
           mining days in Lucas County.
                                        641-228-4234 /                     106 Milwaukee Mall
           LUCAS COUNTY VETERANS        Anytime, year-round                             
           MEMORIAL PARK                Unique public art sculptures that you can sit   CULTURAL & ENTERTAINMENT   Mon-Thurs 10-8; Fri 10-5; Sat 1-5.
           923 Linden Ave               on along the Cedar River.                                 Original artwork collected by Arthur
                                                                     641-228-4234                 Mooney, including works by Rembrandt,
           This park was recently built. It has an   CARRIE LANE CHAPMAN
           outstanding Freedom Rock, Painted by   CATT GIRLHOOD HOME &   Charles City is one of the original 8   Whistler, Picasso, Manet, Chagall, Dali,
                                                                                                  Cezanne, Matisse, Goya and more. Art spans
           Bubba Sorensen, a large, beautiful mural   INTERPRETIVE CENTER  communities in Iowa with this designation.   from the 15th to the 20th Centuries and is
           of World War II Lucas County Veterans,                                                 housed in a new gallery at the Charles City
           a replica of the Bell of the U.S.S. Iowa, a   2379 Timber Ave
           Purple Heart Memorial projects, and other   641-228-3336/                     Public Library.
           significant memorials. For a small city, this   Mem Day-Labor Day Mon-Sat 10-4, Sun &
           park is very impressive. Park is located   Holidays 12-4 or by appt.
           behind the attractive City Hall building   Girlhood home of Carrie Lane Chapman
                                        Catt, an outstanding pioneer who worked
           located on Main Street.
                                        for women’s rights. Catt was the mother
           MCNAY RESEARCH AND           of the 19th Amendment to the U.S.
           DEMONSTRATION FARM           Constitution, leading the struggle to give
                                        women the right to vote. Interpretive center
           45249 170th Ave.
           641-766-6465 / email:   with interactive exhibits.
           Mon-Fri 8-5 or by appt.      CENTRAL PARK
           Working research farm specializing in cattle
           and sheep. Also, various areas are plotted to   300 Block of N. Main St
           show the effect of agricultural practices. The   641-228-4234/
           McNay facility is the largest research farm   Listed on the National Register of Historic
           operated by Iowa State University. Driving   Places, a perfect place for lunch or to take
                                        a break during your visit to Charles City
           tours also offered.
                                        and view themed public art on each corner
           PIN OAK MARSH & LODGE        and learn the story of the community as
                                        you browse historical timeline. Home to
           1 mile south on Hwy 14, PO Box 78
           641-774-2438 / Tues-Thurs 10-1 or by appt.  numerous events throughout the year.
           Wetland haven for many species of
           waterfowl, wildlife, with spectacular displays
           of migrating birds.  A 130’ concrete trail leads   CHARLES CITY ARTS CENTER
           to a 50’ pier overlooking wetlands. Lodge   301 N Jackson St
           features display room with aquariums and   641-228-6284 /
           taxidermy mounts, library and great room,   Wed-Thurs 1-7pm, Fri-Sat 1-5pm;
           where programs are held for groups, and the   Or by appt
                                        Renovated 1904 Carnegie building houses
                                        artisan’s Galleria, classroom facilities, plus
           RED HAW STATE PARK           local & regional exhibits. Center also hosts
           24550 Hwy. 34                several special events throughout the year,
           641-774-5632                 including: ArtiGras, Art-A-Fest & Beaux Arts.
           Year-round 4am-10:30pm
           This 649-acre park features a sparkling clear
           72-acre lake, sandy beach, and nicely shaded   CHARLES CITY WHITEWATER AT
           campground overlooking the lake. Red Haw   THE RIVERFRONT
           is known as one of Iowa’s premier panfish   641-228-4234
           lakes, and offers spectacular red bud trees in
                                        Outdoors. NEW in 2011-Iowa’s first
           the spring.
                                        Whitewater Park located on the Cedar River
                                        in the heart of Charles City. Offers class II/III
                                        rapids for kayakers, boaters and tubers.

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