History & Culture

Calling All History Buffs

With a history steeped in Native American and pioneer cultures, Iowa’s past offers a unique insight into our rivers, communities and people.

Gather all the amazing facts behind Iowa’s railroad history at the Union Pacific Railroad Museum and also stop by the one-of-a-kind Squirrel Cage Jail

Learn about famous Iowans at the Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum, John Wayne Birthplace Museum and Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. Experience the stories behind Iowa's settlers at the Museum of Danish America or the Vesterheim, The National Norwegian-American Museum

You can even enjoy a drink or delicious meal inside historic restaurants, catch a live show at historic theaters or tour a variety of historic homes. 

See Iowa from a Whole New Perspective

Whether you're seeking rest and relaxation, outdoor exploration or family adventures, the opportunities are endless.