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                                                                                                                   Able to handle group tours
                                                                                                                   National Register Site
                   all iowa             SILOS & SMOKESTACKS          PRAIRIE BRIDGES PARK         DALLAS COUNTY FAIR
                                        NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA       1/2 mile N of Hwy. 57 on S-56   28057 Fairgrounds Rd.
           HEART OF IOWA WINE TRAIL     305 West Park Ave            641-847-3332 / Open April-October   515-993-3728
           heartofiowawinetrail.com     Waterloo, IA  50701          All ages and abilities find outdoor enjoyment at   dallascountyfair.com
           The current Heart of Iowa Wine Trail   319-234-4567       this 70-acre multi-use recreation area. 2.5 miles   July 7-11, 2021
           consists of 8 wineries and one Meadery.   silosandsmokestacks.org  of handicapped accessible short looped trails   Features carnival; rodeo & bull riding; car
           Take a day or weekend trip and sample   The story of American agriculture comes to   through lush prairie, scenic ponds, and a small   racing; truck/tractor and kids’ garden and
                                                                     river. Interpretive signage throughout. Shower/
           some of the best wine in the Midwest. Visit   life at more than 100 sites and          pedal pulls; mutton busting; bag toss, and
           our website for additional information,   attractions within this 37-county region of   restroom facility and bike trail.        cribbage tournaments; R/C car races; talent
           regarding wine trail special events, and   Northeast Iowa. A National Park.   SETTLEMENT OF THE PRAIRIE   show; livestock shows; static exhibit viewing;
           names and locations of all                                                             free parking; and most entertainment free.
           member wineries.                      ackley              North Butler St.
                                                                     641-847-2201 / By appt.
           IOWA GOLF ASSOCIATION        ACKLEY HERITAGE CENTER       Small park depicting a glimpse of early prairie   GLISSMAN CONSERVATION AREA
           1605 N. Ankeny Blvd, Ste 210                              life. Features 1870 restored Limberg House,   32185 Panther Creek Rd
                                                                     Clutterville Country School, prairie plantings,
           Ankeny, IA 50023             737 Main St. - Upper level    native Iowa trees & shrubs, and exhibit of early   515-465-3577
           888-388-4442 / iowagolf.org  of Municipal Bldg            cash crops.                  dallascountyiowa.gov/conservation
           The Iowa Golf Association is the governing   641-847-2201                              Conservation area boasts a 7.5 acre pond
           body for golf in the state of Iowa and exists   Open afternoons or by appt.  ackworth  on 60 acres to hike, fish, bird watch, picnic
           as a nonprofit organization to preserve,   Displays and large collection of            or mushroom hunt. Lodge with sleeping for
           protect, and promote the best interests and   photographs, featuring local history     eight, full kitchen and two bathrooms.
           spirit of the game. See website for directory   and people. East Friesian displays and   BANK SWALLOW BEND FEDERAL
           of member golf courses and links to these.  information for genealogists.        WETLAND  HISTORIC TOWN SQUARE
           LINCOLN HIGHWAY HERITAGE     CORNER SODA FOUNTAIN         12565 168th Ave / 515-961-6169   Downtown, outdoors
                                                                                                  515-993-5472
                                                                     warrenccb.org / Daily 6 am-10 pm
           BYWAY                        Corner of Main & Mitchell St.   This wetland attracts wildlife and migrating   Adel’s downtown business district surrounds
                                        641-847-2201 / May-Sept, 2-5 daily
           c/o Prairie Rivers of Iowa   Restored former Roth Drug & Soda   waterfowl.  There’s also an eagle’s next and   the 4-story stone courthouse and features
           515-232-0048                 Fountain. 1940s & ’50s malts, phosphates,   colony of bank swallows on this 543-acre   unique building styles. The Square is home
           iowabyways.org               sodas, and sundaes. Exhibits of early   habitat.  Bank Swallow Bend is a great place to   to Adel’s annual sweet corn festival in August.
           Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the                    hike!
                                        businesses and municipal history.
           first coast-to-coast improved highway by
           experiencing all it has to offer in Iowa today.   NATIONAL CONGRESS OF OLD   WOODLANDS MOUNDS PRESERVE  agency
           Dining, shopping, picturesque downtowns,                  19587 Kirkwood St.
           history and more in over 40 communities   WEST SHOOTIST STYLE  515-961-6169 / warrenccb.org  CHIEF WAPELLO’S
           across 13 counties.          2 1/2 miles East of Ackley    Daily 6 am-10 pm            MEMORIAL PARK
                                        on Hwy 57 / 641-847-3601     Native Americans lived along the South River
           IOWA’S COUNTY CONSERVATION   Mar-Nov, 2nd Sat of each month from    in Warren County for thousands of years. The   Downtown, outdoors
           SYSTEM/MYCOUNTYPARKS.COM     9-4 Camp/meeting site for National   Woodland People constructed these conical   6899 Chief Wapello Rd.
                                        Congress of Old West Shootists,    mounds as part of their culture, and as sacred   This park marks the site of the first Indian
           PO Box 400                   complete with early prairie town and   places.            Agency in Iowa, Chief Wapello and General
           Hiawatha, IA  52233          target areas. Established to promote                      Street’s gravesites, the first Christian service
           515-963-9582                 family-oriented activities and knowledge   adel           in the interior of Iowa, and the signing of the
           MyCountyParks.com            of 1865-1899 heritage. Authenticity                       treaty for the purchase of Iowa.
           All 99 counties in Iowa!  2,034 parks,   in weapons, clothing and accouterments.
           natural areas and historic sites!  Over                   DALLAS COUNTY COURTHOUSE               albia
           215,000 acres with 11,100+ campsites, 75                  801 Court St. / 515-993-5472
           nature centers, over 250 cabins, 1,900+                   Mon-Fri 8-4:30, closed major holidays  ALBIA CHAMBER CITIZENS HALL
           miles of trails, public hunting and more!                 Built in 1902, the courthouse is considered
           County conservation – Iowa’s outdoor                      by architectural historians to be one of the   & DOME
           education leader!                                         finest examples of civic architecture in Iowa.   18 S. Main St.
                                                                     The French Chateau modeled courthouse was   641-932-5108
                                                                     renovated in 2007 and is surrounded by brick   albiachamber.org
                                                                     streets and a historically significant downtown.    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
                                                                                                  country school, and a refurbished 1930s
                                     Pammel Park - winterset                                      Burlington caboose and 1938 Relco diesel
                                                                                                  locomotive.
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