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Heartland Acres Agribition Center

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Address: 2600 Swan Lake Boulevard, Independence, IA 50644
Phone Number:
+1 319-332-0123
08:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:30

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Tons of activities

This attraction is right off of highway 20 which makes it a great place to stop for a few hours. There are lots of things to do including animals and many building activities.They... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Independence, Iowa

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Independence, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This attraction is right off of highway 20 which makes it a great place to stop for a few hours. There are lots of things to do including animals and many building activities.They have old cars and activities especially for children. They also have a scavenger hunt and a walk through historical farm timeline.

Thank mat211
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This was great, they change things around every so often and you get to tour the whole thing along with the kids getting to do the Halloween activities.

Thank Mary W
Tripoli, Iowa
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Lots and lots of exhibits and very knowledgeable staff. Everything is displayed very well with a wide range of antiques.

Thank lwstein22
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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159 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Went through the museum with some friends of ours named Barb and John Maxwell who have a 1917 maxwell car in the museum. Place is loaded with cars (even a solar car), corn items and much, much more. Old schoolhouse is also on this property as well as quite a few farm animals and one very large long horn steer.... More 

Thank NanaFradette
Mount Pleasant, Iowa
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

Having never been to the Center before, it was nice to find that it was just down the 'street' from the Best Western Inn, easily arrived at from Hwy 20.. The facility was spacious and provided tech facilities (double screen for sync) for the presentation.

Thank Sherrill M
Quasqueton, Iowa
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22 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is on my one of the things to do list. Have heard many good things about here but have never visited. Have been invited to wedding receptions and meetings but have not had the opportunity to attend and visit the museum.

Thank Wapsieyorkies
Independence, Iowa
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

Excellent displays of agricultural history. Also an automobile display that is excellent for a small town museum. Great place for a family visit.

Thank SFF727
Independence, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

Great variety of activities and very personable staff. Lots of historical items, farming education for kids, animals such as chickens, long horn cattle, old schoolhouse still set up, worlds largest tractor "big bud", numerous classic cars, lots of antiques including tractors, Penny press.

Thank Mark M
Marion, Iowa
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2014

We took our grandchildren here more than once. Super place for the kids to explore, but also interesting for the adults. Big Bud is an amazing tractor!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2011

Heartand Acres is a well organised and well laid out farm museum. There is a good selection of indoor displays and some small animals for young ones to pet. The exhibits are well laid out and easy to get around with lots of information available for each one. There are quite a number of vintage tractors on show alongside the... More 

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