There is a place where the wild woods grow, the rivers wander, grasslands meet bluffs and rolling hills turn amber in fall. It is a place to live, work and raise a family...where people privately vacation outside their own back doors. This is not an imagined place, it is Allamakee County. Tucked away in the heart of America in Northeast Iowa, it is a safe and serene place. The meandering trout streams, rugged sandstone bluffs, and springs appeal to the nature lover in all of us. This is a place to enjoy plentiful wildlife and scenic rivers with sandy islands, panoramic valleys, historic towns and timbered hills. Allamakee County also has many privately owned attractions and recreational opportunities.
Experience a lifestyle where the horse and buggy still provide transportation, the home is lighted with kerosene lamps and water is heated on a woodburning stove. Van tours, car tours, group bus tour. Spring through fall. Winter tours by appointment. No Sunday tours. Enjoy an exciting tour with one of our knowledgeable guides. Located in BReaKeRs at the Village Green.
Based in Houston, Minnesota, The Apollo Music Festival (AMF) is a classical music festival focusing mostly on chamber music. It was founded in 2013 by pianist Garret Ross, a native of Houston.The Apollo Music Festival offers all of its concert and educational programming free to the community. As such, it is mightily supported by the Southeastern Minnesota community. Each year, individual donors give generously to AMF to help off-set the significant costs of producing concerts of such high caliber.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.Check our websites four tour dates and times.
Arms, Armor and Art. Come and see a world class museum on the Great River Road. Authentic arms and armor used by Grecians, Romans, Dark Age Warriors, Vikings, Crusaders, and Renaissance "Knights in Shining Armor." Open 1-4 Fridays and Saturdays year round. Sundays Memorial Day to Labor Day. Group days by appointment.
Enjoy a visit to Chickasaw County, located in northeast Iowa, where the prairies transition to the rolling hills. Towns include Alta Vista, Fredericksburg, Ionia, Lawler, Nashua and New Hampton, the county seat. Conveniently located between Rochester, Minnesota and Waterloo, Iowa and not far from the mighty Mississippi River. We're accessible by US highway 63 and the Avenue of the Saints, and Iowa highways 18 and 24.
Nestled along the Root River on US Highway 52, Chatfield is home to outdoor escapes and the only traffic light for 100 miles. Although we're sure you'll find plenty of other reasons to stop...whether for a day, a weekend or a lifetime.
Our 9-hole course is nestled in the Chosen Valley of Southeast Minnesota. Open to the public and conveniently located approximately 25 miles south of Rochester along US Highway 52, the CVGC offers scenic views and rolling terrain making for challenging play at a reasonable prices for golfers at every skill level. The course plays 2,933 yards from the deepest tees for a par of 35.
An abundance of trails and waterways to explore throughout the driftless region. Hike, bike, kayak, fish, boat, snowshoe, and more! Shop, eat, and sleep as well. Enjoy the drive. Stay for the fun!
Preston Minnesota is located along the Root River in scenic Historic Bluff Country! Also known as "Minnesota's Trout Capital", Preston is a family-fun destination offering visitors a variety of entertaining, educational, and recreational activities to choose from. We are home to the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery and we are the future home of a Minnesota State Veterans Home. We pride ourselves in being a Veteran Friendly Community. Visit us for a day, weekend or better yet, make Preston your home!
We’re in the Driftless, a part of the country the glaciers missed, leaving hills, rivers and limestone bluffs that draw outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. When you visit, be sure to bring your bike, your binoculars, a kayak or two, and an interest in all things Norwegian. And don’t forget to pack your fly fishing gear, along with your love of craft beer, bald eagles, charming downtowns, and your passion for Laura Ingalls Wilder.
DreamAcres is an off-the-grid, organic farmstead that offers educational and cultural programs, and grows and produces darn good food. The farm hosts school and family retreats, and facilitates custom-planned workshops in appropriate and alternative technologies. In addition, the farm is home of the Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative which puts on Flourish Summer Camp, True Leaf and Thunderground Retreats along with many other events and performances, and plays throughout the summer months.
Let our professional guides help you reach new heights! Take the challenge. Explore our high ropes. Savor the view. Zip back and forth. For individuals, families and groups.
Open daily April 1 to October 31. Weekends only in November. Home tours 359 days a year. Ghost Sundays in July and August. Team of Dreams event in September. Check our website for all event details.
1840s military camp, cannon drills, 5k walk/run on Saturday, conestoga wagon, tepees & lodges, hunter, trappers, blacksmith, trade blankets, potter, scrimshaw artist, rope maker, basketmaking, spinning, period instruments & music, 1840s kids games, skillet throw, flint & steel contest, and so much more!
Located by Houston County Fairgrounds - Open year-round! Flatten-Swenson log home, Sheldon Presbyterian Church, Daley School, Agriculture Building, Mayville Town Hall. Other displays of Houston County in the new museum.
Norman Borlaug Boyhood Home. Iowa Wresling Hall of Fame. Over 35 Unique Bronze Statues. Multiple Full-Serive Campgrounds. Three Scenic and Challenging Golf Courses. Visit www.crescochamber.com too
Cruise the Mississippi. Daily sightseeing cruises. 3-hour cruises. Pizza cruises. Lunch cruises. Sunday brunch cruises, Weekend dinner cruises with entertainment, Charters and Group Tours from April to October for conventions, receptions, reunions and groups.
Hand-carved carousel. Toy Workshop. LARK-made toys, outdoor mini-golf. Gifts, toys galore, bookstore, games, puzzles. Antique toy museum. Llamas. Fudge & candy, food & ice cream.