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Harrison County Historical Village & Iowa Welcome Center

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Address: 2931 Monroe Ave, Missouri Valley, IA 51555-8043
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+1 712-642-2114
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Featuring Lincoln Highway/Loess Hills Interpretive Center with films, road...

Featuring Lincoln Highway/Loess Hills Interpretive Center with films, road demonstration area with Smartphone interpretation, trail and scenic overlook; five-building historical complex including an original log cabin and one-room school; transportation-themed playground, and more! Check out the Iowa travel information and the Iowa-themed gift shop while enjoying a sample of cherry drink that's been mixed and bottled at the facility since the 1930's.

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Owner Hillside Cottages

Fun place to go see and gets lots of ideas. Great views. Cherry drink is delious. Old antiques are fun to see.

Reviewed February 15, 2017
Pam M
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Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Fun place to go see and gets lots of ideas. Great views. Cherry drink is delious. Old antiques are fun to see.

Thank Pam M
Lakewood, Colorado
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4 reviews
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Reviewed February 12, 2017

We were traveling from Omaha to Sioux Falls, an easy day's drive, as part of a road trip vacation. So when we saw the highway sign for the Harrison County Historical Village & Iowa Welcome Center, Next Exit, we exited. Why not? We chuckled a bit - it was about 5 miles down the road, not really a roadside attraction,... More 

Thank kevinwsnyder
Missouri Valley, Iowa
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed October 20, 2016

A very well constructed and operated Welcome Center. Old pioneer buildings relocated to the property. Only one ill-advised thing: this site is about four mile +/- from the Interstate exits, through town. Tourists will find it hard to locate with the very minimal amount of signage that exists directing one to the location.

Thank 1Adam12Retired
Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews
Reviewed September 21, 2016

This place is great! It's similar to Living History Farms, but without all of the walking and grumpy old ladies. We enjoyed going through all of the buildings and seeing all of the antiques. My kids had a wonderful time and we plan to go back and spend the day.

Thank h b
Spencer, Iowa
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2016

Great little stop on the way to Omaha, lots of interesting Ia, Indian, and pioneer history. 3 air conditioned buildings well I guess 2 with walking outside to get to the upper level of the one. and 3 other ones to explore. Nice picnic area and play area for small children. it also has a gift shop and information area.... More 

Thank nwiaguy
Newton, Iowa
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90 reviews
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Reviewed June 27, 2016

This was our second stop on our vacation to South Dakota. We walked in, browsed through the brochures and gift shop. I approached the counter and informed the attendant that we wanted to tour the museum and village. Her response was "The buildings aren't air-conditioned, except the last one." It was very hot and humid (Temperature was around 97 degrees)... More 

Thank MALaehn
Algona, Iowa
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32 reviews
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Reviewed May 16, 2016

Stopped to pick up a map, and ended up walking around the Historical Village also. Lots to see and so many interesting things. School House, general store, lots of great photo opportunities also!

Thank Starwarsgirl40
Cedar Falls
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41 reviews
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Reviewed March 15, 2016

I've been there twice and there is so much to see. The Historical Village is well done and is set up so well that you can walk from building to building which will lead you up to a viewing area that lets you see quite a distance. There is an excellent historical museum inside also with lots of interesting displays... More 

Thank htsteacher
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155 reviews
63 attraction reviews
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Reviewed October 19, 2015

Making our way across the Lincoln Highway, this was one of the suggested places to stop. Sure glad we did! We could have spent a lot more time here than we did, but had to continue our travels. So much to see. Excellent museum on the lower floor, including a video which we didn't get a chance to watch. Don't... More 

Thank Sherry C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2015

I've been visiting the local area for years but never stopped by this gem until last weekend. Wow! Very nice. Very impressive. Friendly greeting when we walked in the door. The displays are good and the outdoor area is welcoming. Definitely stop by.

Thank travelingwurd

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