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With a history steeped in Native American and pioneer cultures, Iowa’s past offers a unique insight into our rivers, communities and people.
Gather all the amazing facts behind Iowa’s railroad history at the Union Pacific Railroad Museum and also stop by the one-of-a-kind Squirrel Cage Jail.
Learn about famous Iowans at the Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum, John Wayne Birthplace Museum and Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. Experience the stories behind Iowa's settlers at the Museum of Danish America or the Vesterheim, The National Norwegian-American Museum.
You can even enjoy a drink or delicious meal inside historic restaurants, catch a live show at historic theaters or tour a variety of historic homes.
Go back to school by visiting these museums ranging from Aviation to Zen.
With a history that reaches into all aspects of the Midwest - railroads, river transportation, agriculture and the Underground Railroad - Iowa's historic homes offer an opportunity to step back in time and appreciate how far we've come.
Head to Mason City for one of America's best displays of architecture.