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Visiting Charles City, Iowa, is fun and relaxing whether you decide to come by car, plane, train, or even bicycle! Bring everyone along.
For information about local restaurants and accommodations, visit the Charles City Area Chamber of Commerce website. We also have a city map showing the Museum's location, and the latest local forecast from the Weather Channel. And for award-winning local and area news online, go to the Charles City Press. Check out additional community and area information below, including links to other nearby sites of interest, as well as state and area tourism information.
Charles City is America's Hometown! Enjoy over 300 acres of parks, including historic Wildwood Park and Golf Course, developed during the 1930s as a federal public works project. The park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
At right: Limestone bridge, Wildwood Park
Courtesy National 19th Amendment Society
Other nearby points of interest include:
Fossil & Prairie Park and Center at Rockford, Iowa, featuring geological wonders from the Devonian Period, 350 million years ago.
Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, renowned worldwide by the famous nineteenth century hymn "Church in the Wildwood," by William Pitts.
Carrie Chapman Catt Girlhood Home and Museum in rural Charles City. Catt founded the League of Women Voters after women won universal suffrage in 1920. Built in 1866, the home is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The following sites are on the National Register of Historic Places:
The Charles City Arts Center, housed in a 1904 Carnegie Library building, at 301 North Jackson Street
Main Street's Charles Theater, featuring a 1935 art deco facade
1906 Suspension Footbridge at the west end of Clark Street
For more information:
City of Charles City
Central Iowa Tourism
Iowa Division of Tourism
Floyd County Official Web Site
Charles City Area Chamber of Commerce
The information throughout this Web site is provided as a public service. The author of this Web site assumes no responsibility for any missing or incorrect information.
Bicycle club, 1894
Charles City, Iowa
L to R: Charles E. Harding, Dr. G.W. Von Berg, Dean Balch, Arthur Mooney, A.B.C. Dodd, Allene (Dot) Kellogg, unidentified, E.W. Holbrook, Harvey Kellogg.
Floyd County Historical Society
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