Adair County

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Contact The County

Adair County Tourism
PO Box 23
Greenfield, IA 50849
info@visitadaircounty.org
641-221-0034

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For Group Tours

Greenfield Chamber/Main Street
641-743-8444
info@greenfieldiowa.com

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EVENTS

March 19: Roy Orbison Tribute Band, Greenfield

April 9: Grant Wood: Prairie Rebel by Tom Milligan, Greenfield

April 23: Bonnie & Clyde Run/Walk, Dexter to Stuart

June 3-5: Kids Free Fishing Clinic, Adair Co.

June 18: David Casas – Magician, Bridgewater

June 18: Good Egg Days, Stuart

June 18: Bridgewater Round-Up Day

July 4: 4th of July Celebration, Greenfield

Sept. 9-11: Greenfield Swap Meet, Greenfield

Sept. 11: Exotic Animal Presentation, Greenfield

Sept. 15: Annual Pancake Supper, Greenfield

Sept. 18: Long’s Park Celebration, Greenfield

Sept. 24: Des Moines Irish Session Band, Greenfield

Oct. 5: Garden Classroom: African Violets, Wallace Farm Orient

Oct. 8: Arbour season, Greenfield

Oct. 9: Garden Classroom: Growing Giant Pumpkins in Iowa, Wallace Farm Orient

Oct. 29: Artifact Show, Greenfield

Oct. 31: Spook the Loop & Trunk or Treat, Greenfield

Nov. 12: M*A*S*H Game Show Greenfield

Nov. 13: Saluting our Korean War Veterans, Greenfield

Nov. 18: Cover That Band, Greenfield

Nov. 25: Festival of Lights, Greenfield

Dec. 3: Holiday Extravaganza, Greenfield

July 12-16, 2023: Wednesday-Sunday Adair County Fair

ATTRACTIONS

Adair County Health & Fitness Center

202 North Townline Road
Greenfield
641-743-2881
www.adaircountyhealthandfitness.com

Adair County Heritage Complex

May 1-Oct. 1, Mon-Sat 1-4:30 p.m. Or by appointment
2393 S. Lakeview Dr.
Greenfield, IA
641-743-2232

Bridgewater Farm

2409 Brown Avenue
Bridgewater
641-745-5368
www.bfproduce.com

Freedom Rock

The Original Freedom Rock
I-80 and Hwy. 25
641-343-7110
www.thefreedomrock.com

Greenfield Public Square Historic District

Public Square
Greenfield, IA
641-743-8444

Wallace Farm

2773 290th St.,
Orient
641-337-5019
www.wallace.org

Historic Bandstand

Fontanelle City Park
Fontanelle

Iowa Aviation Museum and Hall of Fame

Iowa Aviation Hall of Fame
April-December
M-F 10 am – 5 pm, Sat-Sun 1 – 5 pm
2251 Airport Road
Greenfield, IA
641-343-7184
www.flyingmuseum.com

Jesse James Historical Site

1156 Anita-Adair Road
Adair

Neely-Kinyon Research and Demonstration Farm

2557 Norfolk Avenue
Greenfield
www.farms.ag.iastate.edu

Nichols Farms

2188 Clay Avenue
Bridgewater
641-369-2829
www.nicholsfarms.biz

Purdy Sports Complex

202 N. Townline Road
Greenfield, IA
641-743-2881

Saints Center for Culture and the Arts

320 N. Fremont Street
Stuart, IA
515-523-2921
www.saintscenter.com

Schildberg Antique Car Collection

E Iowa & NE 2nd Street
Greenfield
515-327-9213

Sixteen Oaks Event Center

1308 Main Street
Fontanelle
641-745-5271
www.16oaks.com

Slayton's Rock

1174 Fontanelle Road
Casey
641-746-2693

Veterans Memorial

Adair County Courthouse Courtyard
Greenfield

Warren Cultural Center

156 Public Square
Greenfield, IA
641-343-7337
www.warrenculturalcenter.com

Ed & Eva's

In the Warren Cultural Center
on the Greenfield Square
641-743-2566

PLACES TO STAY

America's Best Value Inn

I-80 Exit 93, Stuart
515-523-2888
www.abvi.com

AmericInn Lodge & Suites

I-80 Exit 93, Stuart
1-800-634-3444
www.americinn.com

Hotel Greenfield

110 E. Iowa St., Greenfield
641-343-7323
www.visithotelgreenfield.com

Budget Inn

I-80 Exit 76, Adair
641-742-5552

Super 8 of Adair

I-80 Exit 76, Adair
641-742-5251
www.super8.com

Stuart Motor Lodge

I-80 Exit 93, Stuart
515-523-8045
https://www.facebook.com/stuartmotorlodge

Warren Cultural Center Guest Suite

154 Public Square, Greenfield
641-343-7337
www.warrenculturalcenter.com
Airbnb

PARKS/CAMPGROUNDS

Mormon Trail Lake & Park

1 1⁄2 miles east of Bridgewater. Follow signs south from Hwy 92.

Rex Sullivan Wildlife Area

1453 330th Street, 8 miles southeast of Bridgewater.

Lake Orient Recreation Area

Just west of Orient on Hwy 25.

Cornell Wildlife Area

1 mile east and 1 mile north of Adair.

Hoskins Wildlife Area

2009 Adair-Adams Street, 6 miles southwest of Orient.

Meadow Lake

13 miles northeast of Greenfield on Hwy 25.

Jensen-Butler Wildlife Area:

9 miles southeast of Stuart at the corner of Trenton Avenue and 200th Street.

Lake Greenfield - Nodaway Lake - Ken Sidey Nature Area

A multi-park complex just southwest of Greenfield.

Wright Timber Wildlife Area

3202 190th Street, 9 miles south and 3 miles east of Stuart.

Middle River Forest Area

3234 200th Street, 10 miles southeast of Stuart and 13 miles northeast of Greenfield.

Middle River Water Trail

Begins in the Middle River Forest Area in northeastern Adair County and ends at the historic Holliwell Covered Bridge in Madison County.

For more information on Adair County Lakes and Parks:
www.mycountyparks.com | adairccb@iowatelecom.net
641-743-6450

Information at Adair County Conservation Board
641-743-6450
www.mycountyparks.com

WELCOME TO ADAIR COUNTY
IOWA'S GARDEN COUNTY

Iowa’s Garden County

Come to Adair County to experience Iowa’s Garden County, where every site you visit boasts the beauty and bounty of rural Iowa.

Bring your golf clubs. Greenfield Golf & Country Club and 5×80 Golf & Country Club are both known for their beautiful, challenging courses.

Find details on all this and more at VisitAdairCounty.org, or on Facebook.

Adair County Fair

ADAIR COUNTY FAIR Greenfield
July 20 – July 24 www.adaircountyfair.org

Farmer's Market

Greenfield
Every Thursday afternoon, June-September Greenfield City Park

FISHING AND HUNTING PARADISE

Fish Lake Greenfield or Mormon Trail Lake, camp at Lake Orient, or hike the trails of the Sidey Nature Area. Adair County is known for pheasant hunting, and the deer population is prolific. Lodges like Country Blooms offer a unique stay in a restored barn, with hundreds of acres of hunting ground and dog accommodations. Adair County Conservation Board offers exciting and entertaining programming for all ages during the summer months.

GOOD EATS ABOUND

If it’s good food you’re after, Adair County is your preferred destination. You’ll find Greek, Mexican and good ole American food at 30 different establishments across the county.

The Best Burger in Iowa can be found at Chuckwagon Restaurant in Adair, according to the Iowa Beef Industry Council and Iowa Cattlemen’s Association annual contest.

Winner of Travel Iowa’s Best Pizza Slice in Iowa award is Zipp’s Pizzaria in Adair, where the sausage is made fresh in-house and you can build your own pizza or choose from more than 20 specialty pies. Look for the Zipps food truck at area stops and check for take-out nights.

Wreckers or Checkers Bar in Fontanelle boasts the coldest beer in Southwest Iowa. And no trip to Adair County is complete without the delicacies dished out by Soulshine Food Truck.

Grab some authentic Mexican food at Los Altos Restaurants in Greenfield and Stuart.

Be sure to catch Pizza on the Prairie nights at the Wallace Farm with pizzas prepared in the outdoor oven from fresh ingredients grown on site. The farm also features beautiful landscaping amid acres of restored prairie with original outdoor sculptures.

FILL YOUR SHOPPING BAG

If it’s shopping you want, Adair County is the place. The Greenfield Public Square Historic District has antiques, gifts, jewelry, flowers – it’s all there in fun places to browse and buy.

 

Ed & Eva’s features the original creations of more than 100 Iowa artists. The store occupies ground-level space continued from page 3 in the Warren Cultural Center, next door to the Lobby Gallery where rotating exhibits of local interest and original art are displayed.

SETTLE IN FOR THE NIGHT

Book a room at the award-winning Historic Hotel Greenfield, where you can put your feet up and have a glass of wine on the patio or by the piano in the lounge. This boutique hotel offers modern amenities in historical ambiance, including a full-service bar and personal touches that will make you feel at home.

 

Adair County also provides more traditional motorist lodging in Stuart and Adair, and a range of Bed & Breakfasts throughout the area. For a truly unique experience, book the Guest Suite in the Warren Cultural Center with its auditorium balcony access and bedroom turret window overlooking the Greenfield Square.

LOVE THOSE MACHINES

The Iowa Aviation Museum and Iowa Aviation Hall of Fame are located at the Greenfield Airport, offering a window to the glory days of aviation history. One-of- a-kind planes, aviation memorabilia and the stories of Iowa’s aviation pioneers fill the hangars. Events like the Annual Chili Fly-in and Wings Fly-in Celebration bring planes and pilots from near and far in addition to the regular traffic. Visitors to Adair County can fly in any- time if they prefer that to driving.

The Warren Cultural Center on the Greenfield Square is a performance venue and event center that showcases the award-winning, multi-million dollar restoration. The stage plays host to an active schedule of national, regional and local entertainment.

The Schildberg Car Collection is on display just off the Greenfield Square, with automobiles from the early 1900s through the hot rod era. A call to Foster’s Head Quarters will get you even more. Or hit Greenfield or Stuart on a summer Saturday night for a Scoop the Loop event.

For racing action, head to the Stuart International Speedway for some dirt track racing. While there, take time to visit the Saints Center for Culture and the Arts that showcases the Byzantine architecture of the former church, and the Masonic Clock Tower that keeps time over Main Street.

DON'T FORGET THE ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

Adair County is home to the original Freedom Rock® painted each year by artist Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II as homage to veterans in honor of their service to our country. Several of Sorensen’s murals can be found throughout the county.

Or take a drive on the White Pole Road. The Jesse James Historical Site marks the location of the famous outlaw’s first train robbery near Adair. The locomotive wheel marker makes a great photo op and is one of the most frequently visited sites in Adair County.

What are you waiting for? Come to Adair County today!