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Maquoketa, Iowa: Two-Butted Lamb

Two-headed lambs? We've seen 'em. But a two-butted lamb? That's a true rarity. On display in the historical society museum.

Jackson County Historical Society Museum

1212 E. Quarry St., Maquoketa, IA
Jackson County Historical Society Museum. On the northeast edge of town.
Tu-F 10 am - 4 pm, Sa-Su noon - 4pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Free, donations accepted.
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Two-Butted Lamb

We stopped for the freak animals, but the historical society has 2 locations with varied stuff. There is also a Clinton museum and railroad car and station that were cool. In all a good stop!

[Greg, 06/22/2023]

2-butted lamb.

Two-Butted Lamb

Jackson County Historical Society Museum -- a treasure at the Fairgrounds.

[Ron Renken, 08/02/2022]

Two headed calf.

Two-Headed Calf, Two-Butted Lamb

We visited the museum that features the 2-butted lamb and 2-headed calf.

[Jackie Ruston, 09/09/2006]

2-butted Lamb.

Two-Butted Lamb

Just wanted to provide a picture of the "Lamb with Two Butts" in Jackson County. The little guy is stuffed, enclosed in glass and sits right next to the calf with two heads. Other than being dusty and looking more like a stuffed-animal stitched together by some warped person, I am still really proud to say I saw a Lamb with Two Butts.

[Joe Tamony, 01/29/2006]
Two-headed Calf

There is a display of a 2-headed calf and a 2-butted lamb in the small roadside museum just before you reach Maquoketa Caves State park in Jackson County. Worth a good giggle.

[S2handley, 08/19/1998]

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