Harrison County Historical Village and Welcome Center

Place/Event: Harrison County Historical Village and Welcome Center
Location: 2931 Monroe Ave, Missouri Valley, IA 51555
Cost: Free
Grade/age range: Prek-12
Group size: large or small
Hands-on: Yes
Stroller friendly: Yes
Bathrooms: Yes
Food: No

When you think of an Iowa Welcome Center, you don’t think full-scale awesome history museum! You could truly spend hours here. There is a large exhibit on agriculture history, a peddlers wagon (something I had never seen before), a log cabin, schoolhouse and general store…and tons more!

Harrison County Historical Village and Welcome Center Museum

There was so much to look at and learn about

 

Harrison County Historical Village and Welcome Center ROADS

this outdoor exhibit teaches how the Lincoln Hwy changed from a dirt road to a paved road.

A nice side-walk connects all the outdoor buildings, including the little houses you can see on the right in the picture. This area was like a little play village for the kids. There was a side walk “road” which they could “drive” on.

Harrison County Historical Village and Welcome Center Lincoln HWY map

Next time we will plan a picnic here and  bring the kids scooters so they can race around on the little village roads.

Harrison County Historical Village and Welcome Center Overlook

Lincoln Hwy Overlook

***This stop had some wonderful brochures about the Loess Hills and Lewis and Clark! If you stop by, I would love for you to share….Did you know there were so many different types of barbed wire?

 

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