Best Midwest Free Attractions: Iowa
For history buffs
Amana Colonies These seven villages, settled in 1885 by a German religious society, now are a National Historic Landmark. Free attractions include the Amana Woolen Mill, the general store (left) , the Kolonieweg lake trail and more than 400 historic barns, shops and homes.
Western Historic Trails Center, Council Bluffs Hands-on exhibits and videos show visitors about the region's major pioneer trails, including the Lewis and Clark Trail and the Oregon, Mormon and California trails.