List of National Historic Landmarks in Iowa facts for kids

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See also: National Register of Historic Places listings in Iowa

The List of National Historic Landmarks in Iowa contains the landmarks designated by the U.S. Federal Government for the U.S. state of Iowa.

There are 26 National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) in Iowa.

Key
National Historic Landmark
National Historic Landmark District National Historic Landmark District
National Historical Park
National Historic Site
* Delisted Landmark

Current NHLs

Landmark name Image Date designated Location County Description
1 Amana Colonies
Amana Colonies
01965-06-23June 23, 1965
(#66000336)
Middle Amana
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Iowa Amana Villages community, historic and modern.
2 Blood Run Site
Blood Run Site
01970-05-22May 22, 1970
(#70000246)
Granite, IA and Shindler, SD
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Lyon, IA and Lincoln, SD An archaeological site, overlapping into South Dakota.
3 Davis Oriole Earthlodge Site
Davis Oriole Earthlodge Site
02012-10-16October 16, 2012
(#12001018)
Glenwood
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Mills A well-preserved Plains Indian lodge archaeological site; located in Pony Creek Park
4 Grenville M. Dodge House
Grenville M. Dodge House
01961-11-05November 5, 1961
(#66000338)
Council Bluffs
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Pottawattamie
5 Dubuque County Jail
Dubuque County Jail
01987-05-28May 28, 1987
(#72000473)
Dubuque
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Dubuque
6 The Farm House
The Farm House
01964-07-19July 19, 1964
(#66000339)
Ames
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Story Home of agriculturist and teacher Seagram A. Knapp and of U.S. Secretary of Agriculture James Wilson, now on Iowa State University campus.
7 Fort Des Moines Provisional Army Officer Training School
1986 HABS picture
01974-05-30May 30, 1974
(#74000805)
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Polk Training site for black officers in World War I.
8 George M. Verity (towboat)
George M. Verity (towboat)
01989-12-20December 20, 1989
(#89002459)
Keokuk
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Lee One of three surviving steam-powered towboats in the United States, this ship pioneered on upper Mississippi in a certain way, leading to large private industry.
9 William P. Hepburn House
William P. Hepburn House
01976-12-08December 8, 1976
(#73000736)
Clarinda
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Page
10 Reverend George B. Hitchcock House
Reverend George B. Hitchcock House
02006-02-17February 17, 2006
(#77000500)
Lewis
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Cass
11 Herbert Hoover Birthplace
Herbert Hoover Birthplace
01965-06-23June 23, 1965
(#66000110)
West Branch
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Cedar Two-room cottage birthplace of Herbert Hoover, 31st U.S. President.
12 Indian Village Site (Witrock Area)
Indian Village Site (Witrock Area)
01964-07-19July 19, 1964
(#66000888)
Sutherland
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O'Brien An archaeological site.
13 Kimball Village Site
Kimball Village Site
02016-12-23December 23, 2016
(#100000835)
Westfield
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Plymouth Late Prehistoric Plains Village site.
14 Lone Star (towboat)
Lone Star (towboat)
01989-12-20December 20, 1989
(#89002461)
LeClaire
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Scott A towboat.
15 Merchants' National Bank
Merchants' National Bank
01976-01-07January 7, 1976
(#76000804)
Grinnell
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Poweshiek Louis Sullivan-designed bank building on a corner in Grinnell.
16 Julien Dubuque's Mines
Julien Dubuque's Mines
01993-11-04November 4, 1993
(#88002662)
Dubuque
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Dubuque Historic district including Julien Dubuque Monument and archaeological sites relating to early lead mining in area.
17 Old Capitol
Old Capitol
01976-01-07January 7, 1976
(#72000475)
Iowa City
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Johnson It is one of the five-building Pentacrest, another NRHP.
18 Phipps Site Upload image
01964-07-19July 19, 1964
(#66000335)
Cherokee
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Cherokee An archaeological site.
19 Sergeant Floyd (towboat)
Sergeant Floyd (towboat)
01989-05-05May 5, 1989
(#89001079)
Sioux City
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Woodbury Another of just 3 steam-powered towboats surviving.
20 Sergeant Floyd Monument
Sergeant Floyd Monument
01960-06-30June 30, 1960
(#66000340)
Sioux City
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Woodbury Monument to the only member of the 1805 Lewis and Clark expedition who died during the trip. First declared U.S. National Historic Landmark.
21 Terrace Hill
Terrace Hill
02003-07-31July 31, 2003
(#03001036)
Des Moines
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Polk Governor's mansion on hilltop in what is now downtown Des Moines.
22 Toolesboro Mound Group
Toolesboro Mound Group
01966-05-23May 23, 1966
(#66000337)
Toolesboro
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Louisa Mound site.
23 Van Allen and Company Department Store
Van Allen and Company Department Store
01976-01-07January 7, 1976
(#76000753)
Clinton
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Clinton A Louis Sullivan-designed 4 story building, now apartments over commercial space.
24 James B. Weaver House
James B. Weaver House
01975-05-15May 15, 1975
(#75000680)
Bloomfield
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Davis Home of James Weaver.
25 William M. Black (dredge)
William M. Black (dredge)
01992-04-27April 27, 1992
(#82002618)
Dubuque
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Dubuque Sidewheel dredge operated by U.S. Corps of Engineers.
26 Woodbury County Courthouse
Woodbury County Courthouse
01996-06-19June 19, 1996
(#73000744)
Sioux City
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Woodbury One of finest Prairie School buildings in the United States.

National Park Service areas in Iowa

  • Effigy Mounds National Monument
  • Herbert Hoover National Historic Site (also an NHL, listed above)

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