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Jefferson, Iowa: Mahanay Memorial Carillon Tower

Dedicated in 1966, the 14-story tower concrete tower contains an elevator, observation deck, and 14 bells which chime every 15 minutes. Annual Bell Tower Festival is in mid-June.

100 E Lincolnway St., Jefferson, IA
Lincolnway St. and S Wilson St., SW corner of the town square.
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Mahanay Bell Tower

There's a great elevator ride to the top of the Carillon Tower, where you can see a new installation of rooftop art.

[Deb, 07/27/2015]
Mahanay Memorial Carillon Tower

This attraction costs $3 to ride to the top to see a beautiful panoramic view of the town and surrounding prairie of Greene County. [Deb, 06/26/2014]
Mahanay Memorial Carillon Tower

168 ft. tall concrete bell tower on the town square. Has an elevator and enclosed observation deck.

[Deb, 12/16/2013]

A bit of a surprise feature on the corner of an otherwise traditional courthouse square. Tower creator Floyd Mahanay's will stipulated that the music mix played each day must be 50 percent patriotic and 50 percent sacred music.

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