SW Iowa Attractions ~ There is such a wide variety of activities and events in the northwest Iowa area -- way too many to list all. We have listed the most popular attractions below and will add new ones as they grow in popularity.
The Guthrie County Historical Village located in Panora, Iowa features a research library, historic photos, newspaper articles, and many artifacts documenting the history of Guthrie County, IA. For history buffs, this is an attraction worth the visit.
General Dodge House - Council Bluffs' most famous residents, Gen. Grenville M. Dodge has been called "the greatest railroad builder of all time." Dodge built his handsome Victorian home at 605 Third Street in Council Bluffs, Iowa, at the cost of $35,000, a lavish sum for that day. Tours are given Tuesday - Saturday.
The Union Pacific Railroad Museum - The Union Pacific Railroad Museum houses one of the oldest corporate collections in the nation. It includes artifacts, photographs and documents that trace the development of the railroad and the American West. Located at 200 Pearl Street, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503. Call for more information: (712) 329-8307.
Museum of Religious Arts - Located 7 miles northeast of Missouri Valley, IA on Highway 30, or 1 1/2 miles south of Logan, Iowa. The Museum offers a variety of religious exhibits, some on a rotating and others on a permanent basis.
Burlington Northern Depot & WWII Memorial Museum in Red Oak, Iowa.
Danish Windmill at Elk Horn - The Danish Windmill Museum is for all people interested in Denmark, Danish Customs, Scandinavian traditions and, of course, windmills. Elk Horn's Danish Windmill is America's only authentic working Danish Windmill.
THE DANISH IMMIGRANT MUSEUM is home to the permanent exhibit "Across Oceans /Across Time" exhibit tells the story of Danish immigrants leaving their homeland and settling across America. Located in Atlantic, Iowa.
The Hitchcock House was once a stop on the underground railroad. This interesting tourist attraction is located in Lewis, Iowa. Telephone: 712-769-2323