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Great view of Jefferson, Iowa and farms from the top of the 140 foot tower. The bell tower has... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Tucson, Arizona
Great view and sound

Bell Tower in Jefferson IA great place to visit you love the songs playing and the view from the... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Jefferson, Iowa
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220 N Chestnut St, Jefferson, IA 50129-1900
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

Great view of Jefferson, Iowa and farms from the top of the 140 foot tower. The bell tower has beautiful sounding chimes. Very clean. The guide is pleasant and informative. The three dollar fee is a bargain. This is a must see.

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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

There is a tour guide that explains the history of the tower and some sights around town. You can play the piano that plays the bells. Great for piano lovers. Cost is only $3.

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Bell Tower in Jefferson IA great place to visit you love the songs playing and the view from the top of the tower

Thank X7690OHnancyb
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We visited Jefferson a couple weeks ago and it seems to be a nice and clean town. The Bell Tower is one of the main attractions and they have what they call: "BELL TOWER DAYS." We have Grandkids that are planning to move into a...More

1  Thank sunshine2390
Reviewed 21 August 2017

The tower is on the Jefferson square, in the southwest corner of the courthouse property. Check their website for hours and times as it changes with the seasons. There are some tables one can sit at, a piano if you are musically inclined outside, and...More

Thank SillyG2003
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Who knew this would be such a beautiful view? It is wonderfully shared by the volunteers who work there. The children loved the eye-spy game and the binoculars. The adults were impressed by the bells and the 30-miles we could see. Kudos to Jefferson, Iowa!

1  Thank Veva L
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We took our grandkids to the top of the Mahanay Bell Tower for the first time this summer to check out what is new. They always love looking for the eye spy items and now there is another new rooftop art piece. We even brainstormed...More

Thank Peg R
Reviewed 14 September 2016

First timers to Jefferson and was very impressed with the people we met and the city in general. Was in the gift shop across from the bell tower and the proprietor went out of her way to tell us about her city and the area....More

Thank RetiredOhioTravelers
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Our group of 10 cyclists was greeted by Pat from the Chamber of Commerce as we rolled into town. She rolled out the red carpet for us by taking us up the 12 story Bell Tower for a view of the city and countryside. Her...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 24 March 2016

This is a must do if you visit Jefferson. It is a very unique structure for a community of this size in the middle of the cornbelt!

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