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Beautiful Tower and View

The attendant was super friendly and helpful. She took us up the elevator and explained the... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
Davenport, Iowa
Glad we stopped in

This was a nice place to spend an hour. Our guide was very dynamic and interesting! She shared... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2018
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220 N Chestnut St, Jefferson, IA 50129-1900
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

The attendant was super friendly and helpful. She took us up the elevator and explained the history of the tower and described the surrounding buildings and towns we could see. We heard the bells ring and I wished I knew how to play the piano....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

This was a nice place to spend an hour. Our guide was very dynamic and interesting! She shared several stories and history of the tower, courthouse and town! It did have an elevator that took you to a glass enclosed viewing area. The view was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank lorijdear
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Great view of Jefferson, Iowa and farms from the top of the 140 foot tower. The bell tower has beautiful sounding chimes. Very clean. The guide is pleasant and informative. The three dollar fee is a bargain. This is a must see.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank AZ1912
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

There is a tour guide that explains the history of the tower and some sights around town. You can play the piano that plays the bells. Great for piano lovers. Cost is only $3.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank N1885AHkellym
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Bell Tower in Jefferson IA great place to visit you love the songs playing and the view from the top of the tower

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

We visited Jefferson a couple weeks ago and it seems to be a nice and clean town. The Bell Tower is one of the main attractions and they have what they call: "BELL TOWER DAYS." We have Grandkids that are planning to move into a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank sunshine2390
Reviewed August 21, 2017

The tower is on the Jefferson square, in the southwest corner of the courthouse property. Check their website for hours and times as it changes with the seasons. There are some tables one can sit at, a piano if you are musically inclined outside, and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank SillyG2003
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Who knew this would be such a beautiful view? It is wonderfully shared by the volunteers who work there. The children loved the eye-spy game and the binoculars. The adults were impressed by the bells and the 30-miles we could see. Kudos to Jefferson, Iowa!

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Veva L
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

We took our grandkids to the top of the Mahanay Bell Tower for the first time this summer to check out what is new. They always love looking for the eye spy items and now there is another new rooftop art piece. We even brainstormed...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Peg R
Reviewed September 13, 2016

First timers to Jefferson and was very impressed with the people we met and the city in general. Was in the gift shop across from the bell tower and the proprietor went out of her way to tell us about her city and the area....More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank RetiredOhioTravelers
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October 16, 2018|
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3.00 for adults