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This was so awesome. I know it is in the middle of nowhere or in otherwords beautiful Iowa but it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!

One step into this museum and you immediately know it is different. VERY clean. Each display... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Clarion, Iowa
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Regional Museum. Home to Big Bud, largest farming tractor in the world. Allow up to two hours to see everything! HOURS ARE FOR MAY 26- 2018 THRU SEPT. 1. Winter hours: call ahead for tours of any size group.
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119 9th St SW, Clarion, IA 50525-1333
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Katherine9828
Melody L, Events Coordinator at Heartland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! We appreciate every visitor we get to share our treasures with!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank sixsisters2018
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

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!

Thank jodajoda1
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Joyce F
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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.

Thank CYearsley
Reviewed 22 October 2016

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!

1  Thank Carly2210
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic collection of tractors, machinery, toys, dolls an lots of more stuff. It's worthy the drive, the money and the time!

1  Thank Eirik B
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

After a Google search informed us that the Big Bud tractor was located at this museum, we made an appointment (as we visited before the museum was open for the season), and stopped in. Staff was incredibly friendly and knowledgable, our tour was entertaining and...More

Thank Kryshia Q
Reviewed 6 June 2015

I grew up in this town. All the things they have in the Heartland Museum are awesome works by the farmers in the area. They continue to show how farming has changed over the years.

Thank Jeleane S
Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

The Big Bud tractor is at this museum now and is quite a site to see, not to mention about 100 other restored antique tractors!

Thank Melanie M
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