Iowa's National Historic Landmarks

Iowa’s rich history is preserved in the state’s 25 National Historic Landmarks. Step back in time and discover Iowa’s origins, as well as the role the state played in the history of our nation.

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Immerse yourself in the history of Iowa with these trip ideas. Expect historic villages, museums celebrating yesteryear and stays in lovingly restored turn-of-the-century accommodations.

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Journey back in time and discover Iowa's indispensable role in connecting the young nation with ribbons of steel.

 

From actors and
musicians to a president
and first lady, Iowa boasts its fair share of famous citizens.

 

Iowa was an integral part of the Underground Railroad from the 1840s to 1860s.