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  • John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum

    John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum

    Waterloo, Iowa

    Crops don't stand a chance against the mechanical prowess of the John Deere tractor.

  • Boy and the Boot

    Boy and the Boot

    West Union, Iowa

    This Boy has stood indoors since 1955, protected, and still fulfilling his leaky boot duties when his fountain is turned on.

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  • Grotto of the Redemption

    Grotto of the Redemption

    West Bend, Iowa

    A priest promised the Virgin Mary he'd build a wondrous shrine if pneumonia didn't kill him. It didn't, and he did.

  • Albert the Bull

    Albert the Bull

    Audubon, Iowa

    Albert is a 45-ton, 30-foot-tall concrete replica of the perfect Hereford bull. Push a button and he'll tell you his story.

  • Spook Cave: Underground Boat Tour

    Spook Cave: Underground Boat Tour

    McGregor, Iowa

    All-boat, all underground tour. Relax, but don't ignore warnings to duck.

  • Future Birthplace of James T. Kirk

    Future Birthplace of James T. Kirk

    Riverside, Iowa

    A prescient bit of civic speculation for Riverside's future son and Star Trek's original starship captain. Look for the Enterprise replica and other Trek themed fun.

  • Snake Alley - A Very Crooked Street

    Snake Alley - A Very Crooked Street

    Burlington, Iowa

    A combatant in the World's Crookedest Street battle, in an unexpected place. No traffic back-ups to drive down Snake Alley, unlike San Francisco's more famous crooked street.

  • Field of Dreams

    Field of Dreams

    Dyersville, Iowa

    Hollywood baseball tourist attraction in Dyersville, Iowa -- the cornfield diamond created for the Kevin Costner movie.

  • Castles of Ida Grove

    Castles of Ida Grove

    Ida Grove, Iowa

    Byron LeRoy Godbersen, the most powerful man in Ida Grove, built castles all over town -- and had his employees build a half-scale replica of the H.M.S. Bounty as well.

  • Museum of Religious Arts, King of Kings Wax Collection

    Museum of Religious Arts, King of Kings Wax Collection

    Logan, Iowa

    A classic collection of wax Bible scenes, art, and ephemera from the Judeo-Christian world.

  • Trinity Heights: Giant Jesus and Mary

    Trinity Heights: Giant Jesus and Mary

    Sioux City, Iowa

    Towering metal Mary and Jesus, wooden Last Supper, and the Lord created from burlap bags. Sacred Art from household materials!

  • World's Largest Strawberry

    World's Largest Strawberry

    Strawberry Point, Iowa

    This town has erected a big statue, atop a pole, of its namesake.

  • Villisca Ax Murder House and Museum

    Villisca Ax Murder House and Museum

    Villisca, Iowa

    A still-unknown maniac axed the family in this house in 1912. Visitors can tour it, or sleep over if they're feeling fearless. Now heated!

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