Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
1614 Antique City Drive
Walnut, IA 51577
Phone: (712) 784-2233
Fax: (712) 784-2235
1614 Antique City Drive, Walnut, IA, US, 51577
- Phone: (712) 784-2233
- Fax: (712) 784-2235
Albert the Bull is the replica and namesake of a Hereford bull. Probably the world's largest bull sculpture at 30 feet (9.144 meters) tall and 33 feet (10.05 meters) long. This cute, gigantic landmark has got baby blue eyes and is framed in steel. It was built as an ode to "Operation T-Bone" for the nation's beef industry in 1964. You will find Albert repainted in different colors according to the various events celebrated here.
After Logan was claimed the county seat of Harrison County, this courthouse was commissioned to be built in 1905. Completed in 1911, the Classic Revival stone structure, stretching to three stories, is work of architect Joseph E. Mills. Worth mentioning are the four murals by Frank Enders, of which one was originally put up in the older Magnolia courthouse.
The Montgomery County Courthouse in Red Oak serves as the third civic building housing the offices of the county government and court functions. Being listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a part of Thematic Research, this Romanesque structure with its verdant grass bed out front makes it a beautiful place to visit.
Located north of Big Lake Park, this site was dedicated in 1936 to honor the 1804 expedition of Lewis & Clark and their historic meeting with Otoe and Missouria tribesmen. Its overlook offers a fantastic view of the Missouri River valley.
The log tabernacle is an authentic replica of the Kanesville Tabernacle, which was built by 200 pioneers in less then three weeks. Here, Brigham Young was a second prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
This is the former 14-room Victorian home of General Grenville M. Dodge, who has been called the greatest railroad builder of all time. The historic home is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and one of only three revolving jails remaining, the unique Squirrel Cage Jail served as the Pottawattamie County Jail from 1885 until 1969. It was one of 18 revolving jails built and the only three-story one.
Space and variety help draw crowds to this riverside park. Fishermen and boaters enjoy marina boat ramps with easy access to the Missouri River. From the baseball diamond to a tennis court and soccer field, there is also plenty to do on land. Pavilions offer a great spot to relax and enjoy a picnic. Other high points include the bike path and camping facilities. The park also offers public restrooms. There is no admission fee.
This is the place for railroad enthusiasts. Showcased here is Union Pacific's famous steam locomotive dubbed Big Boy. Visitors will also see the largest diesel locomotive ever built. Along with the sights comes a history lesson. Audio recordings share the story of how these huge machines came to be. Admission is free. The park is located just one mile north of downtown Omaha.
The Omaha Public Library - Florence Branch, established way back in 1923. Years later the library formed the Florence Branch Library and Recreation Center along with an independent community center. The library is facilitated with computers and the internet for kids as well as adults. The library organizes events and clubs, like the Women & Finance Book Club, as a regular feature so do visit the website as well as the Florence Branch blog for more information.
On the banks of the Missouri river, the spot where Meriwether Lewis and William Clark landed in Omaha during their exploration of Nebraska was named after them. Today the area has grown and developed into a popular visitor destination. A restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining venue as well as entertainment venue is available. The riverfront is full of beach tables and umbrellas making the scene colorful. The landing is connected to Qwest Center Omaha by the Martin Luther King Jr. Pedestrian Bridge. It's home to the Omaha Riverfront Jazz & Blues Festival.
Take a walk along the riverfront in this 31-acre park. Conveniently located in downtown Omaha, visitors will enjoy the breathtaking beauty of a lake and two fountains. The more modern, computerized Heartland of America fountain shoots water 300 feet into the air and features a colorful nighttime light show. A ride on the General Marion tour boat proves interesting, as well as fun. Live concerts add to the relaxed atmosphere on Friday nights in June, July and August. Admission is free.