See historic bridges and wildlife on this 38.6-mile paddle through America’s heartland. Close wildlife encounters are an unexpected perk of both boat travel and Iowa’s little-known Middle River. The easy current delivers us past rolling farmlands, beneath historic bridges, and by animals unaccustomed to human presence. In summer, the river is low, so we find […]
Located just off Greenfield’s Historic Downtown District, this restored 1920s hotel offers boutique lodging for 21st Century guests. With meeting facilities and 20 guest rooms and a guest suite, the hotel provides modern amenities amid original historic features. A restored historic boutique hotel, Hotel Greenfield was built in 1919 and first opened its doors in 1920. It […]
Travel the White Pole Road This scenic and historic byway runs parallel to Interstate 80 from mile marker 76 to 100, connecting the communities of Adair, Casey, Menlo, Stuart and Dexter. Follow the more than 700 painted white poles, explore Americana, and enjoy the view. https://www.whitepoleroad.com
The Adair County Historical Society Complex, located on the west edge of Greenfield, features a country schoolhouse, Penn Avenue Church, depot, former home of Governor George Wilson and two museums with farm history and historical treasures, including “Cold Turkey” movie memorabilia and Mormon Trail displays.Open May – October Monday-Saturday 1-4:30 pm, November – April, by […]
Camping, hunting, fishing, golf, Adair County has many outdoor recreation opportunities available. Adair County is fertile territory for many types of hunting, particularly pheasant and whitetail deer. Our lakes are well stocked with several species of fish. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources provides regulation and license information. Mormon Trail Lake & Park – This […]
Artist Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II began his Freedom Rock Tour in Adair County, his home. The Original Freedom Rock® sits in Adair County and is painted anew each year by Sorensen in tribute to U.S. Armed Forces. Several of Sorensen’s murals can also be found around the county. The Freedom Rock ® PO Box 97 […]
Adair County is Iowa’s Garden County. Flowers, vegetables, and specialty crops all flourish in the rich prairie soil, and join traditional agriculture in creating our foundation and our connection to nature. You’ll want to come every season to see what we grow here. Visit the Farm Henry A. Wallace Country Life Center – Native prairie, […]
Henry A. Wallace, 33rd Vice President of the United States under Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was born in Adair County in 1888. Wallace also served as Secretary of Agriculture, founded Pioneer Hi-bred Seed Corn and served for a time as editor of his family’s publication Wallaces’ Farmer. Today his birthplace is home to 10 acres of […]
Located at the Greenfield Municipal Airport, the Iowa Aviation Museum is dedicated to preserving Iowa’s aviation heritage. Vintage aircraft and aviation artifacts celebrate the early days of flight in Iowa through the Iowa Aviation Museum’s collection of civil and military aircraft including early gliders and rare examples of the early flying machines from the 1920s, […]
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