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Slideways Karting Center - Iowa's Premier Go-Karting Facility- Come Race Sprint Car Style Go-Karts! You won't get an experience like this at any other Track!

Nelson Pioneer Farm & Museum - Founded in 1844, the Nelson homestead is one of the premier historic attractions in Mahaska County. The property, maintained by the Mahaska County Historical Society, Inc., a non-profit, educational institution, now features historic buildings from all over Mahaska County, providing visitors a glimpse of what life was like for Iowans in 19th century America.

The Birthplace of John Wayne - Step back in time and picture the life of a young Midwestern boy and his family near the turn of the century. This modest four-room home has been restored to reflect its appearance in 1907, the year of the Duke's birth.

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum - A museum that features Sprint Cars. If you like Race Cars, this is the place for you to come see the best of the best. The museum is dedicated to promoting the future by preserving the past.

Beach Ottumwa - Offers exciting, full-sized waterpark attractions. At the center of the park is a Wave Pool featuring over 300,000 gallons and 22,000 square feet of exciting wave action and tube-riding fun. Other attractions include the Otter's Den, a 200' speed slide plunge, 340' body slide, kayaking and paddle boats, sand volleyball, an indoor aquatic facility and lots more.

Pella Historical Village - Throughout the year Pella's Historical Village and Scholte Gardens preserve the spirit of Dutch heritage. Exhibits feature Old World antiques and the Miniature Dutch Village. Wooden shoe makers, Dutch food, flower shows, traditional Dutch crafts, steam engines and a churning grist mill crown the animated scene of old Holland.

Airpower Museum - Over 20,000 square feet of display and storage space. The Airpower Museum features a large collection of aircraft, many of which are flown regularly.

Appanoose Historical and Coal Mining Museum - The museum itself is an artifact! The gorgeous 1903 Georgian style masterpiece was the Centerville Post Office from 1904 until 1977, when the facility on North 10th street was built. The building features many lovely arched windows, terrazo and marble floors, and beautiful woodwork.

Winterset Art Center - This art center is housed in a Beautiful restored 1858 brick home and features an art gallery of local artists that is sure to impress.

Knoxville Raceway - Come and experience the thrill of racing here at the Knoxville Raceway. With over 60 years of racing history, it has developed a reputation that is known world-wide and has become an icon for what others strive to be.