History, Historic House, Park, Specialized
Built in 1927 at Dubuque, Iowa by the U. S. Government, the S.S. Thorpe inaugurated barge service on the upper Mississippi . The first of four steamboats built for the revival of river transportation, it was the first to move barges from St. Louis north to St. Paul. It remained in service there until 1940, when it was sold to Armco Steel Corp. and put in service on the Ohio River. Armco renamed it the George M. Verity after their founder.
Art, Culture, General, History, Library
A growing ethnic museum focusing on the German-American in the Midwest. Located in an historic immigrant hotel, this museum explores German American immigration to the United States on the impact these individuals and their descendents had on regional development.
Culture, General, History, Historic House
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Granger House Museum is the only fully-restored, middle-class family home in southeastern Iowa. Occupied by a single family for nearly 100 years, the house contains many of its original furnishings and is arranged to reflect the lifestyle of a successful, late 19th-century middle-class family.
View a continuing exhibit of Grant Wood prints and photos of the original Grant Wood Art Colony in Stone City. Original murals on exhibit by Grant Wood from the old Chieftain Hotel in Council Bluffs. Gift Shop includes Grant Wood prints, books and memorabilia.
Archaeology, Historical Society, Military, Science
A museum to preserve the history of Shenandoah and southwest Iowa featuring the Morman settlement of Manti, and old time radio days with Earl May of KMA and Henry Field of KFNF.
The Grout Museum of History & Science's history collection focuses on the period from 1833, when Iowa was opened for settlement, to the present. The Maytag Car, 1915 Waterloo Boy, Rath Packing Company whistle and Pioneer Hall Mural help visitors envision and understand bygone eras. Planetarium shows are at 11:00am, 1:30 and 3:00pm on Saturdays.