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

Dive into all sides of history with the Grout Museum District, which includes the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum, the Grout Museum of History and Science and the Bluedorn Science Imaginarium

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.