Living History Farms - Urbandale,
Learn the amazing story of how Iowans transformed fertile prairies into
the most productive farmland in the world. Visit the 1700 Ioway Indian
village, the 1850 pioneer farm, the 1875 frontier town of Walnut Hill,
and the 1900 horse-powered farm.
Effigy Mounds National
Monument - Harpers Ferry, Iowa
The monument preserves a representative and outstanding example of a
significant phase of the prehistoric American Indian mound building
A. Wallace Country Life Center
The Henry A. Wallace Country Life Center is the birthplace farmstead
of Henry A. Wallace. Includes various exhibits about Wallace's diverse
supported agriculture, a restored prairie, pond, and woodland. Students
can learn about the great achievements of Wallace, who served as U.S.
Vice President, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Secretary of Commerce
and founder of Pioneer Hi-Bred International.
Old Capitol Museum -
Old Capitol has a colorful and varied past. It served as third capitol
of the Territory of Iowa, from 1842 until 1846 and as first capitol
of the State of Iowa, from 1846 to 1857.
The University of Iowa
Museum of Natural History - Iowa City, Iowa Walk through a billion
years of Iowa's natural history in the Iowa Hall gallery, featuring
dramatic dioramas including a Meskwaki village, a nine-foot-tall giant
Ice Age sloth and the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River.
Usher's Ferry Historic
Village Seminole Valley Park - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Take a step back in time to a small Iowa town at the turn of the century.
Seminole Valley Farm in Seminole Valley Park - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Seminole Valley Farm Museum is a restored 1900-era family farm with
outbuildings and history exhibits. It is a re-creation of horse-powered
farming in the years of 1900-1910.
Museum - Marengo, Iowa
See authentic log cabin, pioneer home, schoolroom, depot and historical
Herbert Hoover National Historic
Site - West Branch, Iowa
Visit the small cottage where Hoover was born in 1874, a blacksmith
shop similar to the one owned by his father, the first West Branch schoolhouse,
and the Friends Meetinghouse where the Hoover family worshipped. Also
located on the grounds are the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum,
the gravesites of President and Mrs. Hoover, and a 76-acre tallgrass
Danish Immigrant Museum - Elk
Trace the immigration of the Danes to America, and explore the arts
Center - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Visit the core exhibit at The History Center, "Living Along the
Tributaries." Experience the feel of an archaeological excavation,
the marking of a surveyor's town platting and the music of immigrant
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Park & Museum, Burr Oak, Iowa
This nationally recognized landmark is the only childhood home remaining
on its original site.
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
View works by Grant Wood
Museum, Decorah, Iowa
Visit exhibits designed around the Norwegian immigrant theme, from life
in Norway, through the Atlantic crossing, to life in America, with complete
Norwegian and pioneer homes.
National Czech & Slovak Museum
& Library - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The performing arts, religion, political history, language and immigrant
experiences are just some of the topics visitors will learn about in
Homelands: The Story of the Czech and Slovak People. Visitors can also
tour the Museum's restored immigrant home.
Deere Pavilion - Moline, Illinois
John Deere's vision of building a superior plow to till the land changed
the shape of agriculture forever. The exhibits tell the story of farming
from 1830 to the year 2000, including details about how farms operated
during that period of time and what machinery and equipment were used.
Grout Museum of History and
Science - Waterloo, Iowa
The collection now includes 50,500 items such as tools, house wares,
furniture, farm equipment, clothing, quilts, and American Indian and
early pioneer artifacts. Amid a log cabin, tool shed, blacksmith shop,
carpenter shop, and general store, museum visitors glimpse pioneer life
in Eastern Iowa.
Historical Society of Iowa Museum - Des Moines, Iowa
Permanent Display: "You Gotta Know the Territory"
Examines Iowa's early years as a territory (1838-1846). Explore native
cultures, immigration, farming, town life and human rights. Push a plow,
carry water buckets with a shoulder yoke, and watch a video that narrates
the diary of people moving to Iowa.