Heartland Museum

Heartland Museum, Clarion: Hours, Address, Heartland Museum Reviews: 5/5

Heartland Museum
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Monday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
About
Regional Museum. Home to Big Bud, largest farming tractor in the world. Allow up to two hours to see everything! Winter hours: call ahead for tours of any size group! Tractors, farm and construction toys, Iowa Hat Lady display, main street stores, birthplace of the 4-H emblem schoolhouse.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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joecQ1491SA
Franklin, IN21 contributions
Big Bud
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
So much to see, well worth the stop
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, Georgia3 contributions
Museum visit
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
Seymour434 contributions
Lots of Rare Tractors and Trucks
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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Big B
Iowa Falls, IA5 contributions
Farming and Tractor Museum
Nov 2018 • Solo
Melody was super helpful and a great guide. Lots of old tractors. A hat and teddy bear museum. Lots of cool stuff from the days when farming was a man's job
Written December 26, 2018
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Thanks for visiting! Come back & bring your friends!
Written December 29, 2018
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Dan H
Galveston, TX194 contributions
A must see for 100 years of Iowa and Midwest history! Spend time at this hidden gem!
Oct 2018 • Couples
We went off season and a board member (guide) gave a wonderful tour. He was in no hurry and let us ask any question we had. All exhibits are indoors and many are in time period themed rooms. Everything was neat, clean, and well cared for. From tractors including - Big Bud (largest tractor in the world) to farm equipment, buggies, sleighs, cars and trucks, toys, Lionel trains, bears, fire station, barber shop, soda shop, and more the Heartland Museum really has A to Z of historical items. It is just a pretty phenomenal museum and highly recommended. If you have a person who needs wheelchair assistance they have one for use while in the museum. You can get food right across the street or at several other restaurants in town. They have a gift shop too.
Written November 12, 2018
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Thank you for your kind review! We strive to give our guests a great experience and it is good to know we are doing well.
Written November 14, 2018
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Melanie M
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Heartland Museum Clarion Iowa
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
Took my breath away!!!!
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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John M
Prairie du Chien, WI106 contributions
Great museum!
Aug 2018 • Couples
Traveled about 3.5 hours to see the museum. It was worth the drive. Great people working there and there was a lot of things to see. Plan on at least 3 hours.
Written August 6, 2018
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Thank you! We always tell people at least 2 hours - but we have grown with the 4-H museum!
Written August 8, 2018
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Katherine9828
Princeton12 contributions
Wow
Jul 2018 • Couples
This was so awesome. I know it is in the middle of nowhere or in otherwords beautiful Iowa but it is worth the detour. Loved it. Amazing collection of old vehicles, toys, horse drawn equipment, wooden models and incredible displays.
Written July 9, 2018
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Thank you! We appreciate every visitor we get to share our treasures with!
Written July 11, 2018
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