Frequently Asked Questions

What is Silos & Smokestacks? Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area is a 37-county region in northeast Iowa that partners with sites and attractions to tell and interpret the story of American agriculture. Currently, there are over 90 sites ranging from dairy farms and museums to vineyards and tractor assembly plants. Silos & Smokestacks is one of 37 National Heritage Areas designated by the United States Congress and is affiliated with the National Park Service.

Where is Silos & Smokestacks? Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area is located in northeast Iowa. Interstate 80 borders it on the south and Interstate 35 borders it on the west. Minnesota and the Mississippi River form the northern and eastern borders.

Do you offer group tours of farms to people coming to Iowa? No, but we can connect you with tour operators in Iowa who are using our itineraries and they will be able to tell you when the next possible tours might be. Also, check tour operators in your area to see if they are offering vacations that include Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area. Also check our brochure for farms that are open to the individual visitor.

For more information on Silos & Smokestacks, visit our website.

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