Manning, Iowa: German "House Barn" Built in 1660

The Hausbarn is a highlight of a local history park, which also includes a boar house for a $20,000 pig and a 100-year-old church.
Address:
12196 311th St., Manning, IA
Directions:
East edge of town. From Hwy 141 turn south onto East St., then make first left onto 311th St.
Hours:
May-Nov. M-Sa 10-4, Su 1-4 (Call to verify)
Phone:
712-655-3131
Admission:
Adults $6.00
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German Hausbarn

The Hausbarn, built around 1660, housed both people and their farm animals in rural Germany. It was disassembled and rebuilt along Highway 141 on the east edge of Manning in 1999. The grounds include a 1915 Mission house built by Manning's millionaire playboy, the carriage house that housed his racing cars, a boar house that was the home of a $20,000 boar from the 1920s, and a 100-year-old church that was moved 11 miles over country roads in 2006.

[Nancy, 08/11/2015]

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