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Must Do's
Home to various staple attractions, Carroll offers a full itinerary. Catch a Carroll Merchants baseball game at the historic Merchants Park. Dive into railroad history with a visit to the Chicago at Northwestern Railroad Depot & Park. Step back into Iowa's agricultural past by touring the Swan Lake Farmstead Museum or learn even more about all area history at the Carroll County Historical Museum

Then, sit back and relax with a local craft brew at Carroll Brewing Company or  a whiskey spirit at Legendary Rye, and discover the flavors of western Iowa at Santa Maria Vineyard and Winery.

Outdoor Adventures & Exciting Eateries
Grab life by the handlebars and explore the 30-mile Sauk Rail Trail, which is the first recreational trail in Iowa to connect two state parks (Black Hawk and Swan Lake State Parks).

When you're hungry, indulge in a homemade Italian dish at Napoli's Italian Restaurant, a classic American lunch at Kerp's Bar & Grill or savory burgers and pizza at Brothers on Main. Recharge with a delicious caffeinated beverage from Queen Beans Coffeehouse

Community Highlights
Be sure to explore Carroll's vibrant retail district to discover various boutiques and specialty stores. Otherwise, spend the day with your family and friends lounging around Carroll's aquatic center. When you're hungry, try out one of our more than 30 restaurants, and when it's time to call it a day, our local lodging options promise a good nights rest. 

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