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SILOS SMOKESTACKS NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA 20122013 Visitors Guide IOWA Come Touch the Heart of America TM

Silos Smokestacks National Welc There is a special corner of the universe where tall fields of corn dance to a windblown melody...where summer days are measured in funnel cake and barbecued ribs...and children squeal with laughter at the sight of a newborn calf kicking up its heels for the first time. This is Silos Smokestacks National Heritage Area in Northeast Iowa, a 37county, 20,000squaremile storybook that tells a vivid and enthralling tale, capturing the imagination of visitors of all a

Heritage Area CONTENTS Welcome Why Northeast Iowa is considered the Heart of America. come Silos Smokestacks is the connecting thread in this colorful fabric of agricultural experiences. Designated as Americas Agricultural Heritage Partnership, Silos Smokestacks is affiliated with the National Park Service. No other region in the United States shares our rich agricultural legacy. From dairy farms and museums to vineyards and tractor assembly tours, there are practically endless agricultural

Come Touch the Heart sceNic routes leave traffic and your cares behind as you meander through picturesque landscapes, taken straight from a Grant Wood painting. tucked away within the rolling hills and gentle valleys, discover historic communities and farmsteads, seemingly untouched by time. Historic sites relive the story of an era, rich in history, within the sites and communities of the region. Many have been restored to their original splendor and are listed on the National register of Hist

of America TM silos smokestacks National Heritage Area 20122013 Visitors Guide explore the connections between the land and the people as you stroll down a nature trail, through tall grass prairies and over historic country bridges. the preserved prairies, wetlands and forests are reminiscent of scenes captured in the writings of laura ingalls Wilder. PArks NAture ceNters FAirs Delight in the sights, sounds and smells of a traditional iowa summer, featuring family entertainment and a wide

silos smokestacks National Heritage Area 20122013 Visitors Guide 1876 coralville schoolhouse 37 johnsoncountyhistory.org 310 5th St, Coralville 3193515738 Built in 1876, this tworoom red brick schoolhouse served the children of the coralville area until 1951. Visitors experience a typical classroom that would have been familiar to rural and smalltown students in the late 19th century. relive life at an ungraded schoolhouse through a variety of interactive exhibits. Hours Open by appointment. A

SITES ATTRACTIONS SITES B the seven villages of the Amana colonies were settled by a German religious group in the 1850s. they established a communal villagebased agricultural system that is a marked contrast to the Midwest family farm tradition. the story of Amanas past and present is told by its landscape and historic buildings that include barns, stores, churches and communal kitchen houses. Hours Amana Heritage Museum AprOct, MonSat 105, Sun 124 Mar, Nov, Dec, Sat 105. Communal KitchenCoo

silos smokestacks National Heritage Area 20122013 Visitors Guide Bennington No. 4 school 100 Corner of E Bennington and Sage Roads, Bennington Township, Waterloo 3192334974 Bennington No. 4 is a oneroom school built in 1911. listed on the National register of Historic Places, it is located on its original site amid active farms in rural Bennington township. experience 20th century life from 19451955 at the school and three outbuildings. Hours By appointment only. Admission Free. RH Brucemore

SITES ATTRACTIONS SITES B C Features permanent exhibits of models and miniatures focusing on rural culture and small town life including uncle Joes Farm Bobs Minimachines, Paths Power, the railroad room Bens old time Autos, Natvig Brothers circus, toy town, Billy Js clown circus, carts carriages, and Jerrys World. New temporary exhibits every 68 weeks. Housed in 100yearold carnegie building. Hours JuneAug, WedFri 126, Sat 104, Sun 14 SeptMay, Thurs 126, Sat 104, Sun 14 or by appointment. C

silos smokestacks National Heritage Area 20122013 Visitors Guide cedar Falls Historical society 18 www.cfhistory.org Ice House Museum, W 1st St Franklin St Victorian Home Carriage House Museum, 308 W 3rd St George Wyth House, 303 Franklin St Little Red Schoolhouse MuseumBehrensRapp Visitor Information Center, W 1st St Clay St, Cedar Falls 3192665149 the cedar Falls Historical society preserves and interprets the history of cedar Falls through five historic buildings and a research library.

SITES ATTRACTIONS SITES C D recreational, cultural and educational opportunities abound at this developing 74acre site. Features a dozen picturesque gardens, 450 trees and 12 acres of prairie, childrens garden and model railroad garden. Hours Apr 1Oct 1, SunriseSunset. Admission Free. RH 101 cedar Valley Arboretum Botanic Gardens cedarvalleyarboretum.org Hawkeye Community College, 1927 E Orange Rd, Waterloo 3192264966 located near clintons beautiful riverfront Park, the clinton county Hist

silos smokestacks National Heritage Area 20122013 Visitors Guide Dysart Historical center 55 dysartiowa.comMuseum.htm 612 Crisman St, Dysart 3194764949 the Dysart Historical center features a complex of three buildings A historical museum, a oneroom rural school, and a new agricultural museum and interpretive center. experience the displays, narratives, and programs designed to share the inspiring stories of iowas rich agricultural heritage and culture. iowa Agriculture, A Growing experience.

SITES ATTRACTIONS SITES D F An interactive childrens museum emphasizing the arts and sciences for children age eight and younger and their adult caregivers. the Family Museum includes AMAZiNG Acres, a permanent exhibition devoted to teaching young learners about the importance of agriculture, food production and weather impact on growing regional crops. Hours Memorial Day thru Labor Day, MonSat 95, Sun 125 Labor Day thru Memorial Day, MonThurs 98, FriSat 95, Sun 125. Admission 7 visitors 359 y

silos smokestacks National Heritage Area 20122013 Visitors Guide Floyd county Historical society 30 Museum www.floydcountymuseum.org 500 Gilbert St, Charles City 6412281099 the tractor industry started in charles city when, in the winter of 1901, charles Hart and charles Parr built the first factory for tractor production. the museum tells that story, along with all facets of early pioneer life in their home, school, church and businesses. Hours Yearround, MonFri 9430. JuneAug, Sat Sun 14. Ad

SITES ATTRACTIONS SITES F F the Four Mounds estate, a National register Historic District and a city of Dubuque landmark site, is a remarkably intact 1908 gentlemans farm along the Mississippi river bluffline. the site features the farm and grounds, riverview hiking trails, arts and crafts style and colonial Bed and Breakfasts, a small conference center, challenge ropes course and more, including whole house rentals and the perfect site for an intimate wedding. Hours SunriseSunset. Tours of th

silos smokestacks National Heritage Area 20122013 Visitors Guide Froelich General store and tractor Museum 63 www.froelichtractor.com 24397 Froelich Rd, Froelich 5635362841 the Froelich village includes an 1866 restored rural school, 1890 restored blacksmith shop, 1891 general store museum and 1892 working replica of the first tractor. John Froelich invented the first gasoline powered tractor, which propelled backward and forward. this was the forerunner of the John Deere tractor. Hours Memori

SITES ATTRACTIONS SITES F H the Grout Museum District offers four distinct museums to discover our past, present and future. reach for the stars in the only public planetarium in Northeast iowa. experience Victorian elegance in iowas finest example of italianate architecture. step inside the stories of iowa Veterans. Pet a 12foot python or watch a science demonstration to satisfy your curiosity about science. Hours TuesSat 95. Admission Grout MuseumIowa Veterans Museum 10 adults, 5 children 14

silos smokestacks National Heritage Area 20122013 Visitors Guide Hartman reserve Nature center 19 www.hartmanreserve.org 657 Reserve Dr, Cedar Falls 3192772187 this over 300acre wooded isle boasts the Hartman interpretive center and six miles of trails leading to lakes, prairies, forest, the cedar river and the American Discovery trail. Hours Trails Daily, SunriseSunset. Interpretive Center MonFri 8430, Sun 15. Admission Free. RHG Hawkeye Buffalo ranch 62 www.hawkeyebuffalo.com 3034 Pembroke

SITES ATTRACTIONSI SITES H learn about iowas only president at the Herbert Hoover Museum. Hoover campaigned on the platform to restore prosperity to American farmers. His first action as president was to call a special session of congress to pass the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1929. the museum is one of the twelve such institutions operated by the National Archives and records Administration. Hours Daily 95, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. Admission 6 adults, 3 seniors 62,

silos smokestacks National Heritage Area 20122013 Visitors Guide the ion exchange, inc. www.ionxchange.com 1878 Old Mission Dr, Harpers Ferry 5635357231 or 8002912143 68 this nursery specializes in the production, harvesting, cleaning and marketing of wildflowers, grass seeds and plants native to iowa and the Midwest. Hours Tours by appointment only. Admission 10 adults, children under 10 yrs free. RG iowa Gold star Military Museum 81 iowanationalguard.com MuseumMuseum.htm 7105 NW 70th Ave,

SITES ATTRACTIONSJ SITES I Featured in the New York times bestseller 1000 Places to see Before You Die, the iowa state Fair features one of the worlds largest livestock shows, mouthwatering foods, fabulous free entertainment and zany contests. Get ready to bite into all the foods, fun and festivitiesits Fairlicious Nothing compares August 919, 2012. Hours Iowa State Fair Aug 919, 2012. Fairgrounds Open yearround. Admission 10 adults, 4 children 611 yrs, children 5 yrs and under free. Halfprice

silos smokestacks National Heritage Area 20122013 Visitors Guide Jenison Meacham Memorial Art 12 Museum Farm www.belmondartscenter.org 1179 Taylor Ave, Belmond 6414444635 this site is comprised of an art centermuseum, prairie farmstead, rural schoolhouse, working farm and machinery museum featuring educational programs and demonstrations. Prairie Homestead show third full weekend in August, Frisun. Hours MayOct, Sun 130430 or by appointment. Admission Free. Donations welcome. RH John Deere W

SITES ATTRACTIONS SITES J M Iowa i contr s a ib Most o utor to th major e f U.S. corn i corn marke down the M ississ s transpor t. throu ted ip gh th e port pi River a nd of New Orlea ns. camps ilos.o rg Fun Fa cts our museum has over 8,000 sq. ft. of innovative and educational exhibits that celebrate the history, art and culture of our community, state and nation. our lower level is dedicated to our agricultural heritage. it documents the role of agriculture and rural America in building o

silos smokestacks National Heritage Area 20122013 Visitors Guide Mathias Ham House Historic site 51 www.rivermuseum.com featureshistoricsites.cfm 2241 Lincoln Ave, Dubuque 5635579545 this stately villa is a living reflection of its owner, Mathias Ham, one of Dubuques earliest lead mining entrepreneurs. living history demonstrators and interpreters share the rich history of Mathias Ham and lead mining in Dubuque. Venture the grounds to explore a oneroom schoolhouse, original 1833 log cabin, win

SITES ATTRACTIONS SITES M N Motor Mill, built in 1869, preserves the story of flour milling and wheat production in Northeast iowa. the mill also demonstrates the struggles farmers, businessmen and laborers faced in a remote rural river setting, as well as the challenges faced in the development of a large agribusiness. Hours Buildings may be viewed yearround. Tours MaySept, two weekends a month. Call for tour schedule. Admission Free. R 59 Motor Mill Historic site www.motormill.org 23002 Gr

silos smokestacks National Heritage Area 20122013 Visitors Guide National Mississippi river 53 Museum Aquarium www.rivermuseum.com 350 E 3rd St, Dubuque 5635579545 or 8002263369 the highly interactive museum and aquarium includes the Mississippi river center and the National river center. experience dynamic stateoftheart exhibits, a 3D4D theater, animal programs, a National landmark vessel, and more the National Mississippi river Museum Aquarium is a smithsonian institution Affiliate and is

SITES ATTRACTIONS SITES N R With 101 acres of wildlife, woodlands and prairie, the park offers opportunities for visitors to enjoy nature at its best. camping with electrical hookups, fishing in six ponds, three miles of trails for walking, biking or driving, disc golf course, restrooms, showers and shelter house provide a fun family experience. the park offers 24hour services within city limits, just 14 mile from downtown. Hours Park Yearround. Call ahead to reserve campsite. Admission Park F

silos smokestacks National Heritage Area 20122013 Visitors Guide riegel Blacksmith shop 35 www.clermontia.org 210 Mill St, Clermont 5634237295 Burkard riegel, the Faithful Village Blacksmith, had a solid background for his efficiency in work. A native of Germany, he came to clermont in 1931 to set up a business that was exclusive in many fields. the shop was recently restored, to preserve this unique building for future generations. As restoration efforts are finished up, visitors to the site

SITES ATTRACTIONS SITES R U in this 1870s rejuvenated grange hall, framed by rolling hills, vineyard, pond and elk, visitors may learn the history of the Grange Movement and social significance of the local club. iowa wine and beer are featured. Features public summer concert series, fall dinner show and private events. Hours AprDec by appointment and during public events. Admission Free. RH 91 sugar Grove Vineyards and Gatheringplace www.sugargrove.com 6602 Ginger Ave, Newton 6418313843 ta

silos smokestacks National Heritage Area 20122013 Visitors Guide university of Northern iowa Marshall 20 center school uni.edumuseummcsindex.html 23rd St Indiana St, Cedar Falls 3192732188 the Marshall center school is a oneroom school museum located on the campus of the university of Northern iowa that has been restored as it was in the early 1920s, including original furnishings and period artifacts. An active reminder of iowas historically prominent role in quality education, the school sh

SITES ATTRACTIONS SITES U W the restored home of uncle Henry Wallace, founding editor of Wallaces Farmer, highlights the most influential family of America agriculture. Group reservations available for programs including Hearts Homes Historic teas. Hours MonFri 92 or by appointment. Please call ahead. Admission Selfguided or group tours by donation. After hours or guided group tours 2 per person. RH 46 the Wallace centers of iowa www.wallace.org 756 16th St, Des Moines 5152437063 the Wapsi

SITES ATTRACTIONS SITES W Wickiup Hill learning center Area 97 www.LinnCountyParks.com 10260 Morris Hill Road, Toddville 3198926485 the 683acre complex includes the interpretive center and surrounding wetlands, reconstructed prairie, savanna, timber and five miles of trails. Numerous outdoor recreation opportunities such as hiking, snowshoeing, crosscountry skiing, bird watching and wildlife observation are available. educational displays in the center highlight Wickiup Hills natural resource

enjoy our Festivals events From a summer filled with fairs to the harvest festivals of the fall, the agricultural heritage of the region is celebrated yearround. Whether it be tasting farm fresh foods or finding products made by local artisans, nearly every weekend in the Heritage Area holds a different adventure. Below you will find just a sampling of the events in the Heritage Area. Visit our website for a complete listing. Be sure to call ahead for times and admission. DAte April 21 April 2

National Park Service service Passport Program Silos Smokestacks National Heritage Area participates in the National Park Services NPS Passport Cancellation Stamp Program. Your passport can be stamped at any of 16 participating partner sites in Silos Smokestacks National Heritage Area. National Heritage Areas A National Heritage Area is a region that has been recognized by the United States Congress for its unique qualities and resources. It is a place where a combination of natural, cultural

SITES ATTRACTIONS Includes Site Number Map Coordinates, Listed Alphabetically by Community 1 B3 2 B3 3 B3 4 D1 5 A2 6 A2 7 F2 8 D3 9 E2 10 E3 11 A3 12 A3 13 F1 14 A2 15 D4 16 D4 17 E2 18 C3 19 C3 20 C3 21 D2 22 D2 23 D2 24 D2 25 D2 26 D2 27 D2 28 D2 29 C4 30 C4 31 A3 32 A3 33 B4 34 D3 35 D3 36 F2 37 D1 Site Map Number Location Ackley Heritage Center Carson Art Gallery Prairie Bridges Park Amana Heritage Society Museums Ackley Ackley Ackley Amana Colonies 38 D1 39 D1 40 F1 41 D4 42 D4 43 D4

Map is for representational purposes only. Please reference a local or IDOT map for navigation. 4 Other National Park Service Sites A Mounds National Monument 1 EffigyHighway 76 151 Harpers Ferry Map E4 5638733491 B 1 Herbert Hoover Site National Historic 33 94 West Branch Map E1 3196432541 29 30 89 60 48 110 12 11 31 32 49 2 3 80 78 79 56 88 1 64 65 67 66 61 62 3 19 20 102 18 101 103 100 104 106 105 72 82 55 98 2 96 5 6 14 109 95 69 81 99 91 93 90 1 46 44 45 83 A B C

Fowler Building 604 Lafayette Street Suite 202 Post Office Box 2845 Waterloo, IA 507042845 2012 Silos Smokestacks National Heritage Area Entries accepted MaySeptember silosandsmokestacks.org

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