Ioway Culture Day


11121 Hickman Rd.
Urbandale, IA

Ph. 515.278.5286


The Ioway nation were some of Iowa's first farmers. Explore the tools and technology of this Native American culture which gave Iowa its name. Hands-on activities and guest presenters offer visitors an opportunity to experience the ways the Ioway built their homes, prepared food, and farmed. Taste buffalo jerky, play an Ioway game and try using hand-made tools. Learn a phrase in the Ioway language and listen to some of the cultural stories passed down to Ioway descendants.








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