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Watch kaleidoscopes being made. See wood turning demonstrations. Learn about the "magic" inside a kaleidoscope by seeing one completed right before your eyes. Visit the free Steven Kaleidoscope Museum housed inside.
I had read about this in Iowa's Travel Guide and knew we would be passing through and figured I'd see what it was all about. My husband is really into cribbage and I had read that they had cribbage boards for sale there. We weren't...More
Leonard Olson was the artisan who shared his story and how he came to love being a kaleidoscope maker. He started with a square of walnut , turned it on a lathe into an egg shape. He allowed me to pick out stones to design...More
Terrific Experience! I have always wanted a good quality kaleidoscope and now I have one made by THE MASTER OF KALEIDOSCOPES-Mr. Leonard Olson! The highlight of the day was chatting with Leonard...he is so interesting, funny, mellow and cordial. We stayed for over two hours...More
We pulled into town after dark on our way to a campground and thought we'd see if the Kaleidoscope Factory would be open the next day. I looked through the glass door and low and behold a little old man with a long white beard...More
Neat wooden kaleidoscopes, puzzles, games and toys. We were just pasting through town - really glad we stopped in. We got a make your own kaleidoscope kit and a wooden airplane for our 4 year old son (he loves it).
The shop keep was delightful!
Very interesting experience. I always wondered what made a Kaleidoscope so pretty inside. After assisting with making one now I know. If you are near Pocahontas stop in and see this amazing place. Leonard, the owner, was a very interesting fellow so we talked a...More
Leonard Olson and his shop were recently featured on TV so we just had to visit the place when we were in town. He welcomes everyone in and has a friendly spiel that is great for kids. He'll make a little egg-shaped kaleidoscope while you...More