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Experience What We Have to Offer!

SUMMER HOURS:                                                          SEPTEMBER HOURS:  

   Open May 27th through Labor Day                  Open Labor Day and Saturdays

     Hours:  Monday thru Saturday, 10a-4pm          in September 10-4

OPEN YEAR ROUND by appointment                       PLAN AT LEAST TWO HOURS

 Call 515-602-6000 to set up your                        to view the entire museum

   appointment time, any size group!                       Last admission 2:00 pm


CLOSED:  New Year's Day, July 4,               

Thanksgiving Day, December 25 (Christmas)    

and Sundays.                                                        


  $12- Adults

  $6 Children 5-13

   Free- Children Under 5

*includes the main building, the Heartland Museum Big Red Shed, the Outdoor Learning Center (little red shed), plus the 4-H Schoolhouse Museum!  Guided tours available upon request, please request in advance.

                          (2022 Billboard that was on Interstate 35, just north of Ames)

TOUR GROUPS:  Other ag tours in the area include Hagie/John Deere Manufacturing, 

where they make sprayers and other farm equipment, and Bayer Crop Science, producer of crop protection products.   


SCHOOLS:  Call us to arrange a field trip day during the year.  We offer hands-on learning

Schools may apply for a grant to pay for the field trip! 


Wheelchairs available.

Free parking for any type of vehicle!


Heartland Parking

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Heartland Museum Gift Shop

Places to stay, click on the blue button:

Clarion Hometown Inn   

1001 Central Ave. W

Clarion, IA 50525

(515) 293-6647

Cobblestone Inn & Suites

500 Central Ave. W

Clarion, IA 50525

(515) 602-6634






For additional information on visiting Clarion and places to go:

Call (515) 602-6000 or visit

Clarion Development Alliance  

Restaurants, Food & Beverages





Review us on Trip Advisor!

Gifts for Everyone! 

Select kitchen and dining room items, locally made items; hats, teddy bears, tractors, books, souvenirs, toys, shirts (and more)!

Gift shop is open same hours as the museum, shoppers welcome.

Yes!  Bring your camera!


Davis Rosen of Edinburg, Virginia is the first Stamp Challenge Winner of 2023! Davis said of the 25 sites he has visited that Heartland Museum and Carrie Chapman Catt Girlhood Home were two of his favorites! He also said that all the people he has met in small Iowa communities have been very welcoming. Davis left us a review at the museum:"Incredible job putting this museum together.  The very best I've seen in 50 states!"

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