Marshalltown, Iowa: The Big Treehouse

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

2370 Shady Oaks Rd, Marshalltown, IA
Three miles east of Marshalltown on Hwy 30, then a quarter mile north on Shady Oaks Rd.
Only by appt. and on dry days during fair weather months. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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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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