STAY IN TOUCH WITH ADAIR COUNTY
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
Adair County Health & Fitness Center
202 North Townline Road
Adair County Heritage Complex
May 1-Oct. 1, Mon-Sat 1-4:30 p.m. Or by appointment
2393 S. Lakeview Dr.
Greenfield Public Square Historic District
Fontanelle City Park
Jesse James Historical Site
1156 Anita-Adair Road
Neely-Kinyon Research and Demonstration Farm
2557 Norfolk Avenue
Purdy Sports Complex
202 N. Townline Road
Saints Center for Culture and the Arts
320 N. Fremont Street
Schildberg Antique Car Collection
E Iowa & NE 2nd Street
1174 Fontanelle Road
Adair County Courthouse Courtyard
Ed & Eva's
In the Warren Cultural Center
on the Greenfield Square
PLACES TO STAY
I-80 Exit 76, Adair
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.
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.
Information at Adair County Conservation Board
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.
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.