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Harrison County Historical Village & Iowa Welcome Center

2931 Monroe Ave, Missouri Valley, IA 51555-8043
+1 712-642-2114
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Little Museum on the Loess Hills

This is an awesomely interesting step back in time! You can use it for information on what to do in... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
readinglady123
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Jefferson City, Missouri
Fun Stop

This isn't your typical visitor center. Outside features information boards about the Loess Hills... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Leonard S
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United States
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Featuring Lincoln Highway/Loess Hills Interpretive Center with films, road demonstration area with Smartphone interpretation, trail and scenic overlook; five-building historical complex including an original log cabin and one-room school; transportation-themed playground, and more! Check out the Iowa travel information and the Iowa-themed gift shop while enjoying a sample of cherry drink that's been mixed and bottled at the facility since the 1930's.
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  • Average8%
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2931 Monroe Ave, Missouri Valley, IA 51555-8043
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

This is an awesomely interesting step back in time! You can use it for information on what to do in Iowa (it is an excellent resource!), but if that's all you do, you are missing out on 90% of the fun. Inside the main building,...More

Thank readinglady123
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

This isn't your typical visitor center. Outside features information boards about the Loess Hills and history about U.S. 30. Also, boasts of three Lincoln Highway markets, a large "map" showing the Lincoln Highway across Iowa and the U.S. Walk up a few stairs outside for...More

Thank Leonard S
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

What a great place to stop to see friendly faces, get the latest on travel information and enjoy their clean restrooms. I always buy some of their Iowa products. This is a must stop - enjoy the museum, travel there on Thursdays in the summer...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Fun place to go see and gets lots of ideas. Great views. Cherry drink is delious. Old antiques are fun to see.

Thank Pam M
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

We were traveling from Omaha to Sioux Falls, an easy day's drive, as part of a road trip vacation. So when we saw the highway sign for the Harrison County Historical Village & Iowa Welcome Center, Next Exit, we exited. Why not? We chuckled a...More

Thank kevinwsnyder
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

A very well constructed and operated Welcome Center. Old pioneer buildings relocated to the property. Only one ill-advised thing: this site is about four mile +/- from the Interstate exits, through town. Tourists will find it hard to locate with the very minimal amount of...More

Thank 1Adam12Retired
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

This place is great! It's similar to Living History Farms, but without all of the walking and grumpy old ladies. We enjoyed going through all of the buildings and seeing all of the antiques. My kids had a wonderful time and we plan to go...More

Thank h b
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Great little stop on the way to Omaha, lots of interesting Ia, Indian, and pioneer history. 3 air conditioned buildings well I guess 2 with walking outside to get to the upper level of the one. and 3 other ones to explore. Nice picnic area...More

Thank nwiaguy
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

This was our second stop on our vacation to South Dakota. We walked in, browsed through the brochures and gift shop. I approached the counter and informed the attendant that we wanted to tour the museum and village. Her response was "The buildings aren't air-conditioned,...More

Thank MALaehn
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

Stopped to pick up a map, and ended up walking around the Historical Village also. Lots to see and so many interesting things. School House, general store, lots of great photo opportunities also!

Thank Starwarsgirl40
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