"Iowa's leading visitor attraction and National Historical Landmark
with over 475 historial sites and buildings, including five museums. The
seven villages are spread out for convenient access to the huge farm fields,
and they are placed about an hour's ox-cart drive apart. Their names are
Amana, Middle Amana, East Amana, West Amana, South Amana, High Amana, and
Homestead. Each village is laid out in classic, old-world style, resembling
the German "Dorf" of the Fatherland, with one long street and
several offshoots. At one end are the barns and sheds, and at the other, the
factories and workshops were gathered. On either side are orchards,
vineyards and gardens. Each village has its own church, school, bakery,
dairy, wine cellar, post office, and general store."
"Located on scenic bluffs overlooking the Mighty Mississippi. This is
a city rich in history, with roots dating back to 1805. The site of Iowa's
first territorial capital, Burlington has numerous exciting attractions
including Snake Alley, "the crookedest street in the world," and
Catfish Bend Riverboat Casino."
"Site of the annual Buddy Holly Tribute. The Tribute has been held
annually at the Surf since 1979 to commemorate the Winter Dance Party held
at the Surf in 1959. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big
Bopper" Richardson played their final concerts at the Surf before their
deaths in an airplane accident just north of Clear Lake."
"In the Heart of NE Iowa. From canoeing to fishing, and from skiing
to Nordic Fest in July, Decorah offers the perfect destination spot for
recreation and vacation. The local Norwegian-American Museum has been
recognized as being one of the outstanding structures of Norwegian-American
culture existing in the world, outside of Norway."
"A trip to Dubuque can set you wandering, as you hike, bike, downhill
and cross-country ski, and antique shop. Or pondering as you visit
historical and art museums, tour Victorian architecture, and run bases at
the Field of Dreams movie site. And it can also set you for life. Hit the
jackpot when you visit our proud, pretty river city at our dogtrack or
"like the changing hues of a quilt, the hues of Iowa City and
Coralville evolve midwestern-style. Ducks yield to ice skaters and jazz
musicians trade places with holiday carolers. From one season to another,
one festival to another...It's the best of the Midwest... It's the best of
Iowa...It's Iowa City and Coralville!"
"Considered one of the most stately courthouses in Iowa, the Marshall
County Courthouse was designed by the same architect as the State Capitol
Building and was constructed in 1884 to 1886. It has retained its original
"Explore the history of the washing machine at our museum (Newton is
the home of Maytag), soar with the Newton Air Show each year in July or use
Newton as a great "home base" as you enjoy our Dutch neighbors in
Pella, the sprint cars in Knoxville, the old world charm of the Amana
Colonies, the outlet mall in Williamsburg, Prairie Meadows racetrack and
casino, neighboring Des Moines or the Bridges of Madison County."
"Visiting Pella is almost like making a quick trip to Holland. Come
to Pella and enjoy all the rich Dutch heritage Pella has to offer, by
strolling through our Historical Village, founders home, restored Opera
House and restored fire station."
"Recognized nationally for its history and rich culture, Pella offers
visitors and residents Dutch pastries and old world meat markets, European
lace and handmade crafts, beautiful tulip gardens, antiques and
collectibles, six outstanding recreational facilities, nearly 50 quaint
shops, seven museums (including the boyhood home of the legendary Wyatt Earp)
and an array of interesting dining and lodging options."
"The . . . rush of life races the blood, but the quiet life restoreth
the soul . . . the quiet life is what you will find when you visit the
Villages of Van Buren County, in southeast Iowa. Off the beaten path, but
near to history, nature and the spirit of America's heartland. Visitors say
life in the Villages moves at a slightly different pace, that friendliness
is a virtue among residents and that village heritage is sacred ground. The
Villages are a unique cluster of towns in Van Buren County. It is simple to
relax as you drive through the countryside, picnic in a park, hike the
trails, stroll through the shops, enjoy the historic architecture, or relax
and take in the solitude and beauty of the surroundings. "
"You'll find Waterloo filled with fun and activities...historic
sites, attractions, sporting events, biking and hiking trails and museums.
In addition, there is a wide variety of festivals and special events."