Historical Sites around Akron, IA

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Arbor Lodge State Historical Park

2600 Arbor Avenue
Nebraska City, NE
This beautiful estate in Nebraska City was home to J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day. From its beginning in 1855 as a four-room frame house,...
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Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park

86930 517th Ave
Royal, NE
About 12 million years ago, a volcano in southwest Idaho spread a blanket of ash over a very large area. One or two feet of this powdered glass cov...
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Brown V. Board of Education National Historic Site

1515 SE Monroe Street
Topeka, KS
The story of Brown v. Board of Education, which ended legal segregation in public schools, is one of hope and courage. When the people agreed to be...
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Fort Atkinson State Historical Park

201 S 7th St
Fort Calhoun, NE
The first U.S. military post west of the Missouri River, Fort Atkinson was established in 1820 on recommendation of the Lewis and Clark Expedition....
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Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park

82038 Fort Avenue
Burwell, NE
Located near Elyria, Fort Hartsuff is typical of Plains infantry outposts. It stood as a buffer between settlers and Indians in the North Loup Rive...
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Fort Kearny State Historical Park

1020 V Rd
Kearney, NE
Built to protect Overland Trail travelers, Fort Kearny SHP near Kearney was a stage station, home station for the Pony Express, outfitting depot fo...
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Fort Ransom State Park

5981 Walt Hjelle Parkway
Fort Ransom, ND
History:The snap and creak of harnesses, the precision of furrows newly turned in the earth, the rich smell of food being prepared for harvest crew...
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Fort Sisseton Historic State Park

11907 434th Avenue
Lake City, SD
Named after the nearby Sisseton Indian Tribe, this historic fort is now a picturesque state park that unfolds the area's past. Walk the grounds whe...
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Guthrie County Historical Village

206 west South Street
Panora, IA
The Guthrie County Historical Village, located on a beautiful 4-acre complex near the Middle Raccoon River and old Lenon Mill Park on the southwest...
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Historic Valley Junction

137 5th Street
West Des Moines, IA
Historic Valley Junction will serve as an historic link to West Des Moines’ past and as a fun, shopping district in the present and future. T...
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John G. Neihardt State Historic Site

306 W. Elm Street
Bancroft, NE
The John G. Neihardt Center is located on the property occupied by John Neihardt when he lived and worked in Bancroft, Nebraska. In the early 1960s...
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Rock Creek Station State Historical Park

57426 710th Rd
Fairbury, NE
Rock Creek Station might have faded into obscurity, like so many other stage and Pony Express stations, except for one fateful day in 1861. On &nbs...
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Sibley Historic Site

1357 Sibley Memorial Highway
Mendota, MN
The Sibley House Historic Site: The Sibley House Historic Site features four limestone buildings from the era when the American Fur Company opera...
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The Hitchcock House

63788 - 567th Lane
Lewis, IA
On February 17, 2006 Gale A. Norton, Secretary of the Interior, announced that the Rev. George B. Hitchcock House has been designated as a National...
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Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site

3616 Belleview
Kansas City, MO
Thomas Hart Benton's life is present in both his home and his paintings, and both are preserved at Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Histori...
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Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site

26600 Park Road North
Lawson, MO
Stepping on to the grounds of Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site is like stepping into 19th century pastorale. Many of the buildings...
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