Des Moines is the largest city in Iowa, and home to the state government, the State Historical Society Museum, and other cultural attractions, including the annual Iowa State Fair. Adventureland is an amusement park located in Altoona just northeast of Des Moines. Terrace Hill is located in Des Moines and is the official residence of the governor. Ames is the home of Iowa State University. The Meskwaki Settlement west of Tama is the only Indian settlement in Iowa and is host to a large annual Pow-Wow. The Clint Eastwood movie The Bridges of Madison County took place and was filmed in Madison County. The John Wayne Birthplace and museum is in Winterset. Other communities with vibrant historic downtown areas include Indianola, Pella, Knoxville, Fort Dodge, and Marshalltown.
Iowa City prides itself on being a cultural destination, and is home to the University of Iowa. The Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum are located in West Branch. They contain the birthplace and grave of former president Herbert Hoover along with his Presidential museum. The Amana Colonies are a group of settlements of German Pietists comprising of seven villages. Other communities with vibrant historic downtown areas include Cedar Rapids, West Liberty, Fairfield, Mount Pleasant, Fort Madison, Mount Vernon, Davenport, and Wilton.
Abandoned Building to be Community Center
Locals in Coggon, Iowa are happy to hear that an abandoned school is being turned into a community hub. The Coggon Area Betterment Association has worked hard to “bring new life” to the old building. There is cracked paint and evidence of aging everywhere in the building. Many volunteers have worked with the association to help in cleaning the building. There will be many different activities available in this building. It will also include a 24 hour fitness center and a thrift store.
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