Marshalltown, Iowa: The Big Treehouse

It has 12 levels and 14 porch swings, to give some sense of why it merits the adjective Big.

Address:
2370 Shady Oaks Rd, Marshalltown, IA
Directions:
Three miles east of Marshalltown on Hwy 30, then a quarter mile north on Shady Oaks Rd.
Hours:
Only by appt. and on dry days during fair weather months. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
641-752-2946
Admission:
$5
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
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Treehouse sculpture.

The Big Treehouse

The address isn't 100% correct. The attraction, however, is located just off of highway 30 in the Shady Oaks Campground. We popped in, but it wasn't open until June.

[Aaron Tomlinson, 05/29/2010]
The Big Treehouse

The Big Treehouse is huge! It has 12 levels and towers 55 feet around a tree. It's complete with music, electricity, telephone, microwave oven, refrigerator, running water, grill, 14 porch swings, Shady Oaks Museum, a spiral stairway, and a lot of other interesting stuff. It's open by appointment only.

[Matt Rainwater, 04/13/2005]

Constructed by Mick Jurgensen and family.


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