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Welcome to Donnellson, Iowa – a charming town steeped in history and brimming with small-town charm. Nestled in Lee County, this quaint community of 870 people offers a delightful escape for visitors seeking a taste of rural Americana.

Donnellson proudly boasts the title of being home to Iowa's oldest county fair, a testament to its rich agricultural heritage and vibrant community spirit. Each year, locals and visitors alike gather to celebrate this cherished tradition, showcasing the best of livestock, agriculture, and local talent.

For those with a passion for history, the Richard Proenneke Museum offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of the legendary wilderness conservationist. Step back in time and explore exhibits dedicated to Proenneke's remarkable legacy, showcasing his pioneering spirit and deep connection to the natural world.

Experience the joys of farm life at Harvestville Farm, where you can pick fresh produce, indulge in homemade treats, and immerse yourself in the beauty of the countryside. From pumpkin patches to apple orchards, there's something for everyone to enjoy at this beloved local gem.

Rev up your engines and head to Lee County Speedway, where adrenaline-pumping races thrill spectators of all ages. Feel the excitement as skilled drivers navigate the track, showcasing speed, skill, and sheer determination.

For those seeking leisurely pursuits, Green Acres Country Club invites you to tee off amidst stunning landscapes and tranquil surroundings. Whether you're an avid golfer or just looking to unwind, this picturesque course offers a delightful retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

No visit to Donnellson would be complete without indulging in the culinary delights of its popular restaurants. From the cozy atmosphere of Charleston Board of Trade to the home-style cooking of Grandma T's, there's no shortage of delicious dining options to satisfy every craving.

As you explore the town, be sure to take in the scenic beauty of Historic Hills Scenic Byway and the Avenue of the Saints. Whether you're driving, cycling, or simply taking a leisurely stroll, these picturesque routes offer breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside, making for a memorable journey through the heart of Iowa.

Come discover the timeless allure of Donnellson, where rich history, warm hospitality, and natural beauty converge to create an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages. Plan your getaway today and experience the magic of this hidden gem in the heart of the Midwest.

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