Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area

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According to the National Park Service, a National Heritage Area is...

...a region that has been recognized by the United States Congress for its unique qualities and resources. It is a place where a combination of natural, cultural, historic and recreational resources have shaped a cohesive, nationally distinctive landscape arising from patterns of human activity shaped by geography. National Heritage Areas are representative of the national experience through the physical features that remain and the traditions that have evolved in the areas.

The Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area is Iowa's contribution. It celebrates Iowa's role in agriculture, industry, family and communities in the world's economy.

For more information about the area, see the Silos & Smokestacks website.


Bennington No. 4 (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Bigler Building (Fayette County, Iowa)
Brucemore (Linn County, Iowa)
Cedar Falls Ice House (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Coralville Public School (Johnson County, Iowa)
Open by appointment
Four Mounds Estate Historic District (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Former Gentleman's Farm operated by the Burden family, now a facility owned by the CIty of Dubuque
Hurstville Lime Works (Jackson County, Iowa)
Four lime kilns that produced lime from 1870 to 1930.
Julien Dubuque Monument (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Lowell E. Walter House (Buchanan County, Iowa)
Lucius and Maria Clinton Lane House (Floyd County, Iowa)
Modest Victorian brick home southeast of Charles City, Iowa
Mathias Ham House (Dubuque County, Iowa)
19th Century Mansion, Open during the summer months as a museum
Montauk (Fayette County, Iowa)
Italianate mansion of brick and native limestone, built in 1874 for William Larrabee, designed by noted Milwaukee architect, E. Townsend Mix
Motor Townsite (Clayton County, Iowa)
Site of a mill complex on the Turkey River, including a reproduced, two-span through truss bridge
Wapsipinicon Mill (Buchanan County, Iowa)
Enormous timber and brick structure that served as a flour mill for over 100 years, now a museum.
Watson's Grocery (Marshall County, Iowa)
Historic retail store now serving as a museum