Heartland Museum
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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Monday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Regional Museum. Allow up to two hours to see everything! Winter hours: call ahead for tours of any size group! Over 80 restored tractors, 5,000+ farm and construction toys, Iowa Hat Lady display, main street stores, birthplace of the 4-H emblem schoolhouse. We offer hands-on experiences, something for everyone! CALL FOR APPOINTMENT DURING FALL/WINTER/SPRING.
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Denise S
Chesterfield, MO6 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
This museum has something for everyone-detailed Main Street from the Victorian era through the 50s, historical documents, meticulously built model ships and airplanes, and beautifully restored vehicles of all ages and farm implements. It’s obviously been built with love and is ever evolving. Highly recommended.
Written June 1, 2021
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Karen W
Clarion, IA6 contributions
May 2014 • Couples
This block-long museum, fully staffed by volunteers, has under its roof - an extensive hat collection; tractor & farm equipment one-of-a-kind finds; an international teddy bear museum; more than 6,000 farm toy collection; and a walk down the streets of old.
Written May 16, 2014
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Melanie M
2 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
BIG BUD TRACTOR (largest tractor in the world) owners came to visit from MT.the museum.They were blown away by the displays throughout and the cleanliness. Did a good bit of shopping in the unique gift shop.
Written November 6, 2018
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Cls
DeWitt, IA10 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Talk about a DIAMOND in the middle of nowhere. We were welcomed by two of the nicest ladies. They were very proud of their beautiful museum and have every right to be. Very clean and arranged so elegantly. We loved all the rooms and how they were decorated. So much to see. We will definitely return when our grandchildren are older if not before. Thank you it was well worth our trip to find this.
Written August 6, 2018
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Thank you! We strive to be a great experience for our guests!
Written August 8, 2018
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Carly2210
Clarion, IA14 contributions
Sep 2016 • Family
We took our 3 grandsons to this museum. With a tribute to the history of rural Iowa, this is a must see. The volunteers were able to answer questions, and helped make it interesting for kids. Amazing gem in a small town!
Written October 22, 2016
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Eirik B
7 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
This is a fantastic collection of tractors, machinery, toys, dolls an lots of more stuff. It's worthy the drive, the money and the time!
Written July 23, 2016
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joecQ1491SA
Franklin, IN27 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
We came to see Big Bud before it left. The 4H exhibit and the museum are still worth the visit when it’s gone. There’s something for everyone to enjoy there.
Written July 31, 2020
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CountryMomx2
Adrian, MO136 contributions
Aug 2019
We stopped at the Heartland Museum mainly to see the Big Bud tractor. Oh my goodness! There was so much to see!!! This was probably my favorite stop on our family vacation and it was a stop we only planned to be at for an hour. We spent close to 3 hours and probably could have spent more time. Such a neat place to visit. We did get to see Big Bud, but there is so much more. Lots of tractors, horse drawn carriages, equipment, etc. There were also rooms staged to emulate the Victorian ere, the 1930's and 1950's. Lot's of things to see and learn. Did you know the main designer of Boyd's Bears is from Clarion? Or how about the "Hat Lady" with a collection of thousands of hats? Yep, she's from Clarion too! Parts of their collections are all on display. Did you know the 4-H emblem was founded in Clarion? Lot's of cool, cool stuff to see. We highly recommend the stop and will be going back ourselves.
Written August 16, 2019
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Thank you! We are so delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Please do come back - bring some friends!
Written August 20, 2019
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2emptynester2013
Atlanta, Georgia4 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
We visited this museum while we were in Clarion. I wish we had had more time as it is excellent! We spent a little over an hour here, and could have easily spent at least 2.
Written July 30, 2019
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Thank you - we hope you will come back to spend more time with us!
Written July 31, 2019
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jrperkins3
Seymour535 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
There is real quality antiques here. Lots of equipment from the 1920s through 60s and lots of older stuff too and a few newer tractors. There is lots of older tools and stuff for the ladies too like hats and household items.
Written June 6, 2019
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Thank you for visiting! Is there anything we could have done different to rate 5 stars?
Written June 7, 2019
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