Art, History, Historic House, Specialized
Strike your own American Gothic pose in front of the house that inspired Iowa artist Grant Wood to begin his most famous painting. Costumes and pitch fork are provided by the American Gothic House Center!
An unexpected wonder located in the scenic backroad country of northeast Iowa - not to be missed!
An operating historical railroad museum running on 11 miles of track across the Des Moines River Valley. Home to "The Iowan", the last commercially produced steam locomotive in the world
Art, Culture, General, History, Library, Park, Specialized
The Danish Immigrant Museum will tell the story of the Danish immigrants and the Danish-American experience and is organized to collect, preserve, study and interpret their material, culture and traditions.
Harpers Ferry, Iowa
A unit of the National Park System established to preserve prehistoric Indian burial and ceremonial mounds and the environment where they are found.
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.
Devoted to national banking in the US. National bank notes and memorabilia from Iowa and adjoining states. Research facilities.
The museum interprets the history of Iowans in the military from 1846 to the present.
Arnolds Park, Iowa
Displays the unique nautical history of Lake Okoboji and the Iowa Great Lakes through a collection of wooden boats and memorabilia.
Photos, documents, artifacts all pertaining to coal mining, labor history and John L. Lewis who was a labor leader born 1 mile from Lucas, Iowa.
Iowa City, Iowa
Through exhibits of photographs, artifacts and interactive displays, the story of health care in Iowa is used to illustrate the history of medicine in general.
Mississippi and national river history, local history, National Rivers Hall of Fame, archives
History, Library, Science, Specialized
Come and surround yourself in history and the "Beginning of the Space Age" with Ballooning from 1783 to the present. Learn about many of the Pioneers of Ballooning from our Hall of Fame and Women in Ballooning displays. The Children' Learning Area will entertain and teach them about ballooning through simulated video games, videos , balloon pictures and books.Our collection covers gas,smoke and hot air balloons as well as airships, blimps and Zeppelins and their memoribilia.
Established in 1986, this museum offers an array of farm toys, trucks and banks manufactured world-wide. Farm scenes illustrate the importance of agriculture throughout history. Enjoy our large pedal tractor display and 10 minute movie in a 45-seat theatre.
As the motorcycle industry continues to change with technology, it is critical that the transformation be captured and preserved.
When you walk through the doors you will be transported back in time as you marvel at the extensive collection, dating back to 1903. Cruise in and experience over 170 vintage motorcycles, from Ariels to Zundapps, thousands of photographs, posters, postcards, and pieces of motorcycle memorabilis, plus a fabulous collection of antique motorcycle toys, and more!
World's only museum dedicated solely to preserving the history of the sport of sprint car racing.
Sioux City, Iowa
Dry-docked 1932 Army Corps of Engineers work boat with exhibitions related to Siouxland maritime history; also serves as an official Iowa and Nebraska State Welcome Center
Mount Pleasant, Iowa
Culture, History, Specialized
Built and maintained by the Midwest old Settlers and Threshers Association, Inc., the Museum of Repertoire Americana officially opened September 1, 1973, reflecting the long-time dream of repertoire theatre company owners and actors Neil and Caroline Schaffner. The museum is dedicated to the preservation of memorabilia and artifacts of early repertoire theatre.
Several burial mounds of the Hopewell Culture, 200 BC to 400 AD. Visitors Center with exhibits.
Features operating toy trains and displays of Lionel trains and accessories. The exhibit represents three eras of time: frontier, steam and diesel.