Nearby Attractions

A white gazebo with flags in front of historic commercial downtown block.

The West Branch Commercial District includes 16 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.

NPS Photo

Area Information

To learn more about visiting West Branch, contact Main Street West Branch, a community organization that promotes West Branch's businesses, culture, history, architecture, and commitment to progress.

The Eastern Iowa Tourism Association (EITA) has information on area attractions and events and offers planning services for tour operators.

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance (ICCA) has over 100 members representing arts and cultural organizations in east central Iowa (the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas). The ICCA has information on local events, activities and attractions.

The Iowa City/Coralville Convention & Visitors Bureau (ICCCVB) is an excellent resource for visiting nearby Iowa City and Coralville.

The foggy Mississippi River overlooked with bluff in full fall color.

Sunrise at Fire Point Overlook in the fall is one of many spectacular views of the Mississippi River at Effigy Mounds National Monument.

NPS Photo by Ken Block

Effigy Mounds National Monument

Effigy Mounds National Monument near Marquette, Iowa preserves over two-hundred American Indian mounds. Thirty-one are effigies in the shape of bears and birds and are found along hiking trails offering magnificent views of the Mississippi River. Learn more »

Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area

Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area is a network of historic and cultural sites in eastern Iowa that tell the American story of farm life, agribusiness, and rural communities, past and present. Learn more »

Other Federal Recreational Lands

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