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Regional Museum. Home to Big Bud, largest farming tractor in the world. Allow up to two hours to see everything! Winter hours: call ahead for tours of any size group! Volunteers check out messages every morning.
We went off season and a board member (guide) gave a wonderful tour. He was in no hurry and let us ask any question we had. All exhibits are indoors and many are in time period themed rooms. Everything was neat, clean, and well cared...More
Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dan H
Melody L, Events Coordinator at Heartland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your kind review! We strive to give our guests a great experience and it is good to know we are doing well.
BIG BUD TRACTOR (largest tractor in the world) owners came to visit from MT.the museum.They were blown away by the displays throughout and the cleanliness. Did a good bit of shopping in the unique gift shop.
Talk about a DIAMOND in the middle of nowhere. We were welcomed by two of the nicest ladies. They were very proud of their beautiful museum and have every right to be. Very clean and arranged so elegantly. We loved all the rooms and how...More
Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cindy S
Melody L, Events Coordinator at Heartland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018
Thank you! We strive to be a great experience for our guests!
This was so awesome. I know it is in the middle of nowhere or in otherwords beautiful Iowa but it is worth the detour. Loved it. Amazing collection of old vehicles, toys, horse drawn equipment, wooden models and incredible displays.
Date of experience: July 2018
Melody L, Events Coordinator at Heartland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018
Thank you! We appreciate every visitor we get to share our treasures with!
One step into this museum and you immediately know it is different. VERY clean. Each display appears to be well thought out. You start with visiting several main street stores, and then get to see quite a number of restored tractors, buggies, sleighs, farm equipment,...More
Bud C. was our tour guide. He loved to tell about the many displays. There was something for everyone! Everything from Boyd's bears to renovated store fronts to tractors! Clean, organized, informative! Stop there. Took us 3 hours, but could have spent more time there!
Very helpful and knowledgeable (volunteer) staff who obviously enjoy their jobs. The library inside the museum held many fascinating old books, periodicals, land and tax records, etc. The tractors and buggies were fun to see.
This museum seemed to have something of interest for everyone. Easily walked through with benches for resting for older folks if necessary. Great array of history in there. I recommend it if visiting Clarion, IA.
We took our 3 grandsons to this museum. With a tribute to the history of rural Iowa, this is a must see. The volunteers were able to answer questions, and helped make it interesting for kids. Amazing gem in a small town!