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.
Lidtke Mill, also known as the Lime Springs Mill Complex, is a historic building located on the Upper Iowa River located in the “Old Town” area of Lime Springs, Iowa, United States. It is part of the 10 acres Lidtke Park. The mill is an L-shaped structure is composed of limestone covered with a yellow brick veneer.
Come and see the natural beauty of Niagara Cave. Nationally recognized as one of the Top Ten Caves in the United States. On our 1-hour guided tour: Hike one mile underground to depths of 200ft. Discover fossils ~ 450 million years old. See cave formations both delicate and massive. 60ft. Waterfall, wedding chapel, stalactities. Temperature is 48 degrees. Walking shoes are also recommended. Also enjoy: Miniature golf, concessions, gemstone mining, picnic grounds, unique gifts. Open April – October. Located 2 miles south of Harmony, MN on Hwy 139, then two miles west on County Road 30. Just 1 mile north of the Minnesota/Iowa border on Hwy 139 – then west.
Oneota Film Festival’s mission is to inform, inspire, and engage viewers and filmmakers in compelling issues of our time by building and sustaining a community of film lovers through film, discussions, and other media to engage a large and diverse audience in Decorah and surrounding communities.
Apples for everybody. Apples in pies. Apples in doughnuts, rollovers, muffins and bread. Apples in the freshest cider you’ve ever tasted. Open August – November. Horse drawn wagon rides in the fall.
Your Decorah destination for everything garden. Full service garden center. Experienced landscaping design and installation. Don’t forget the bakery. Stop in for sandwiches, homemade fudge, pie and other sweet treats. Fall family fun too! Pumpkin patch, hay rides, playgound, corn maze and more.
McGregor Marquette & Prairie du Chien is known as the Ports of Discovery for good reason. Because there is so much to see and discover. In the heart of the Driftless area is one of the picturesque area of Iowa. With several State Parks, including the original Pikes Peak, and Effigy Mounds.
Prairie du Chien is located just above the confluence of the Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers, and is the oldest European settlement on the Upper Mississippi River. Our history dates back to the 17th century with many sites preserved and open to visitors.
The Prairie du Chien Main Street Team is focused on renewing the historic heart of downtown Prairie du Chien, to create a lively and friendly destination hub for both consumers and businesses. Improving our Downtown is an investment in our community’s future.
Shooting Star Scenic Byway & Shooting Star Regional Trail. Lake Louise State Park. Trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, skiing, snowmobiling. Recreation: Swimming, boating/canoeing, fishing, shaded picnic grounds, scheduled programs, campground.
Experience the Root River by trail or water. So much to do and see. Excellent variety of restaurants, motels & inns, and campgrounds.
Sacred Clay Country Inn is located in Lanesboro; we are a beautiful nine-bedroom bed and breakfast, complete with an amazing wedding barn and grounds for an outdoor wedding.
Nestled in the southeastern corner of Minnesota’s bluff country is the historic town of Spring Grove. In a setting of unparalleled beauty, it is fresh air, endless natural wonder and clean horizons. A small town surrounded by rolling fields and breathtaking views, we are located about one hour from Rochester, Minnesota and La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Nestled in the West side of Decorah, The Landing Market is a modern food hall. We are home to local vendors, assorted craft beverages, grab and go options and so much more! The owners, Pete and Kari Espinosa, wanted The Landing Market to provide opportunities and support for all groups of people in Decorah through positive interactions and inclusion. This vision of warmth and community delivers a comfortable and convenient setting to relax and indulge, while also extending a welcoming opportunity to engage and employ our friends at The Spectrum Network.
Pledge Never to Forget. Experience a lasting and moving tribute to our veterans. Open Monday-Saturday, 8am-4:30pm. Display includes many personal photos and stories. Touch screen monitors provide an interactive experience. The Veterans Hall of Honor.
A national treasure with the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world, plus festivals, classes, store, group tours and more! Open all year in Decorah, IA. Preserving a heritage. Connecting us all.
Three days of celebrations. 850 Arts & Crafts booths. 350 Antiques & Flea Market booths. Cranfest Marsh Tours (Friday and Saturday), 100 Farm Market booths, 100 Food Vendors. Gigantic parade on Sunday at 1.
Farm & creamery tours available! Call ahead or email for appointments (especially for groups!). Creamery, ice cream parlor & retail store. Milk, cheese curds, butter, block cheddar cheese & more!