Connie's Century Corner Bed and Breakfast
322 2nd Street East, Cresco, Iowa, United Stateshttp://www.conniescentury.com(563) 547-3350
Wilder Memorial Museum
123 West Mission Streetwww.wildermuseum.org(563) 933-4615The Wilder Memorial Museum is one of Northeast Iowa's greatest treasures. Containing artifacts which rival those found in much larger communities, our visitors are astounded in the vast size, and quality, of our collections. During your visit you will find miltary items dating to the Revolutionary War, Victorian art glass and furniture, including a collection of forty hanging lamps, and correspondence from well known individuals such as Lyndon Johnson, Will Rogers Jr., and Helen Keller. An amazing collection of Meissen and Dresden porcelain as well as a large exhibit of Impressionist paintings by local artist Myrwyn Eaton make this museum worthy of many return visits. While touring the museum, make sure to look for our connections. Not only between various artifacts within the museum, but also to your own history. It is these connections that make the Wilder Memorial Museum and the community of Strawberry Point feel like home to our many visitors.
Cresco Fitness Center
316 3rd Avenue Easthttp://www.cityofcresco.com/fc-tp.html(563) 547-3443
Cresco Country Club
22005 115th Streethttp://www.crescocountryclub.com(563) 547-2374This scenic course is located just outside Cresco along the Vernon Mill Pond. Rolling terrain and spectacular views make this course quite appealing to the beginner and seasoned golfer. Several greens are protected by water as is its signature hole, #9, a par 4 with a towering oak guarding the green.
Cresco Bowling Lanes
308 3rd Street(563) 547-3680Bowling Alley, Sports Complex
Howard County Historical Society Museum
8328 Court Avenuewww.howardcountymuseum.org(410) 461-1050Featuring a vast array of artifacts, exhibits, and history unique to Howard County, many of the displays are 'one-of-a-kind items. The main room reflects the rich agricultural heritage and includes big and small equipment as well as feature stories on items created and manufactured right here in Howard County. Individuals featured at the museum include Dr. Norman Borlaug, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Cresco's Five Admirals, Ellen Church, the world's first stewardess, and Dr. George Kessel. The Historical Society was established in 1927 and works to preserve artifacts of this area as well as record the history of its people. The museum is open anytime by appointment; 563.547.3434 and every day during Fair week; the third full week in June.
115 2nd Avenue Westhttp://www.crescotheatre.com(563) 547-4292Built by the community in 1914 as a facility for vaudeville and showing 'moving pictures', this historic theatre was re-purchased in 1978. After opening debt free, it was donated to the city of Cresco who now manages the property. In 1999, the exterior was tuck-pointed and new windows were installed. The interior was decorated and gold leaf was used extensively to give the auditorium the rich appearance it deserves. The Opera House is on the National Register of Historic Places and today continues to have nightly 'moving pictures' and live performances throughout the year as well as tours, rentals, private parties, free Holiday movies, community productions and special events.
Howard County Courthouse
137 North Elm Street(563) 547-3860Built in 1880. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981 as a part of the County Courthouses in Iowa Thematic Resource.
Bily Clock Museum Antonin Dvorak Exhibit
323 South Main Streethttp://www.bilyclocks.org(563) 562-3569It is a genuine suprise when visitors to the Bily Clocks Museum of Spillville, Iowa see the large display of unique wooden clocks. Beginning in 1913, the brothers employed the idle hours of long winter days and evenings with their skills of woodcarving. In 1915 and 1916, they built the Apostle Clock from which the Twelve Apostles appear on the hour.During the period on 1923-1927, the Bily Brothers added their masterpiece to the collection, The American Pioneer History Clock. A memorial clock to Charles Lindbergh was carved in 1928 commemorating his historic flight.
Winneshiek Wildberry Winery
1966 337th Streetwww.wwwinery.com(563) 735-58094 beautiful acres of vineyard for guests to tour as well as a patio for enjoying the scenery and sipping wine. Inside the winery is a beautiful wood furnished tasting room, complete with a majestic oak bar. The gift shop is the perfect place to pick up a unique hand crafted gift for yourself or someone you know. Many of the pieces are handmade by local crafters within the tri-state area.
Seed Savers Exchange
3074 North Winn Roadwww.seedsavers.org(563) 382-5990Join Us and help preserve our garden heritage. Become a Member » Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds. Since 1975, our members have been passing on our garden heritage by collecting and distributing thousands of samples of rare garden seeds to other gardeners.
14951 Mill RoadThis mill, on the Upper Iowa River, is one of the few remaining examples in Iowa of an old flour mill. The mill has working turbines. On the mill grounds is a 1900 Victorian style home which has been furnished in the Late Victorian décor. At one time, it not only milled grains but also provided hydroelectric power to surrounding communities. The footprints of a worker nearly electrocuted there can still be seen in the floor of the control room. The mill is now open as a museum.
Teluwut Grille House & Pub
104 North Elm Street(563) 547-3300