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There is something here to interest everyone! The large main brick building houses 25,000 artifacts in five galleries covering over 21,000 sq. ft. The eye-catching red Heritage Barn contains an extensive collection of early farm artifacts displayed in interesting interpretive exhibits. Directly east of the Heritage Barn is a park and picnic area; several picnic tables rest under tall stately oak trees for a refreshing break on a hot summer day.

Prairie Trails Museum

Across the rolling prairie they came - - Native Americans hunting game, roaming free until 1845...Early settlers in the Iowa-Missouri disputed territory, driving stock to market...Mormon Pioneers trekking west across the prairie wilderness...Pioneer Families eager to farm Iowa's fertile soil...Homesteaders seeking land and a better life...

Surveyors...Merchants...Preachers...Doctors...Teachers...Miners...
By foot...By horseback...By wagon...By stagecoach...By railroad...By automobile...
Some left...Some traveled through...Many stayed to build homes, farms, and communities...