A vacation doesn’t have to take up days and days of your time! Explore a corner of the state in just one morning or afternoon. You'll be able to get the kids off the couch and away from the video games for a half-day of learning and activity - get the whole family moving and create memories along your (short) journey.
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Iowa Aviation Museum
Take your family to see 15 different early aircrafts, including one-of-a-kind models and two military aircrafts. All are displayed alongside aviation memorabilia.
Henry A. Wallace Country Life Center
Learn about Iowa's agricultural roots at the birthplace of Henry A. Wallace, founder of Pioneer Hi-Bred. You'll be able to tour the entire Wallace farm, including the restored home, gathering barn and outdoor sculptures on a short walking trail.
America's French Icarian Village
An educational stop for the whole family, America's French Icarian Village features Icarian history, artifacts and genealogy. The restored schoolhouse, buildings and cemetery will bring you back in time.
Stop for lunch or an afternoon treat at the Fickle Frog in Corning. Their homemade menu features everything from sandwiches, salads and soups to desserts like Red Velvet Fudge Pie.
History/Mystery Self-Guided Tour
Families with older kids can feed their interest in the freaky and learn about the famous 1912 unsolved axe murder, along with Villisca's military history, town folklore, railroading and more.
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