Bowling Green Lanes
Cinder Path Trail
Humeston to Chariton, 641-877-6841
Prairie Trails Family Aquatic Center & Tennis Courts
Humeston Swimming Pool
International Center for Rural & Cultural Art
Allerton, 641-873-4259 or 641-873-6527
Old Time Soda Fountain
Prairie Trails Museum
PLACES TO STAY
Front Street Inn
641-870-0108 or 816-635-1727
Inn of the Six Toed Cat
Bobwhite State Park
Corydon Lake Park
Corydon Municipal Reservoir
1 mile north of Humeston on Hwy 65
Medicine Creek Wildlife Area
5 miles east of Lineville
September 10, 2015 was a noteworthy day in Corydon, Iowa. Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II came to town. Mr. Sorensen’s arrival had been anticipated for several months. He is the man who is traveling all over Iowa using his artistic talents to spread the message of thanking our veterans. Ray started this venture in 1999 when he painted a 60+ ton boulder in Adair, Iowa to honor the veterans of the United States of America. Bubba had no idea this labor of love would bring the response from the veterans that it did. Their response inspired Bubba to repaint the rock for Memorial Day every year and to start the Freedom Rock Tour. The goal of the tour is to put a Freedom Rock in all 99 counties in Iowa and when that goal is completed to have a Freedom Rock in every state. Thanks to the cooperation and donations of the citizens of Wayne County, Corydon now has its very own Freedom Rock. It sits on the southwest corner of the courthouse square, as a reminder of the cost of freedom and as a humble thank you to the men and women who sacrificed for the American way of life.
Honey Creek Resort
Honey Creek, a 108 room resort, is an unexpected gem nestled along the shores of Lake Rathbun. Completed in September of 2008 Honey Creek Resort State Park is a welcome addition to Southern Iowa. The resort’s secluded location gives the guest an opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of life.
There are three options for a stay at the resort. The luxury guest rooms range in size from queen to presidential suites. All the rooms except the presidential suite include a 32 inch flat screen TV, large closet with iron and ironing board, hair dryer and personal coffeemaker. The presidential suite has a large sitting area w/ fireplace, sofa sleeper, 42 inch flat screen TV, desk w/ chair, & kitchenette, wet bar, full size refrigerator & microwave, king bed, oversized sitting chair, 32 inch flat screen TV, whirlpool tub, large closet, hairdryer & personal coffeemaker. There are also cottages available with various floor plans and number of bedrooms. All cottages are charming and welcoming. Each includes full kitchens and are furnished in the traditional arts and crafts style. Guests with R Vs can enjoy the campgrounds with amenities that include electrical, water & sewer hook-ups, onsite trash collection and access to resort amenities.
Honey Creek Resort gives visitors numerous choices of enjoyable activities. The resort’s golf course is a beautiful 18 hole, par 72 course which includes four tee placements, practice greens, a driving range and paved cart paths. Fairways and greens are bent-grass. Golfers will enjoy
The Rathbun Lakeshore Grille provides a unique dining experience for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Gather together with family or friends around a delicious meal. The Grille has various vegetarian options and a gluten free menu.
Honey Creek Resort is a great place to get away, enjoy life, family and friends. The beauty of the area is undeniable. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to get away.
Visit Prairie Trails Museum
Reflecting the pride in Wayne County’s history is the award-winning Prairie Trails Museum of Wayne County, located in Corydon, IA on highway 2. It has been ranked one of the best small museums in the nation. The eye-catching red Heritage Barn has an amazing farm collection, including two steam engines and two threshing machines. Children will especially enjoy the livestock pens with replica sheep, pigs, and horses; or they can gather eggs from the nesting boxes in the chicken house.
The almost 22,000 sq. ft. main brick building houses many and varied artifacts pertaining to Southern Iowa and Wayne County history over the past 150 years. On Main Street you can visit the General Store, doctor’s office, barber shop, beauty shop, post office, telephone office, bank, and photographer’s studio. Also don’t miss the safe from the Ocobock Bank in Corydon, robbed by Jesse James and his gang June 3, 1871.
Showcasing the history of the Mormon Trek across southern Iowa in 1846 is an exhibit featuring a covered wagon and two oxen. As you listen to the story of the hardships endured by the Pioneers traveling across Iowa you will hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sing “Come, Come Ye Saints.” This song was written by William Clayton on April 15, 1846 near Locust Creek in southeastern part of Wayne County.
The Armed Forces Gallery showcases Wayne County men and women who served in the military. Artifacts are on display from the American Revolution, Civil War, Spanish-American, Boxer War, World War I & II, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War, and more recently Iraq.
The 20th Century Gallery features artifacts such as a 1926 Fire Truck and horse drawn vehicles (school bus, mail truck, and hearse). Stop at the replica 1930’s era gas station with a visible gas pump and station attendant in uniform ready to service the 1933 Plymouth Coupe parked in front. While visiting the 20th Century gallery no one will want to miss Harry’s Dog House with 8,000 dogs of various sizes, even some that move!
Don’t miss the display on Wayne County’s own George Saling, a gold medalist at 1932 Olympics in the 110 meter hurdles, setting an Olympic record at 14.6 seconds. The display includes his track spikes and uniform. Saling was inducted into the University of Iowa Sports Hall of Fame in 1989.
The Wayne Theatre exhibit is a popular stop for visitors. Walking into the theatre you will find a variety of historical videos related to Wayne County to watch.
If you are interested in learning more about the history of Wayne County, want somewhere to spend an afternoon, or just want to impress out of town guests visit the Prairie Trails Museum of Wayne County in Corydon, IA. You will be amazed to find a first class museum in your own backyard. Out of state visitors are impressed that a small rural county has such a gem.
To learn more visit www.prairietrailsmuseum.org or find us on Facebook.
Seymour car show
The Seymour Car Show has become an established tradition at the Old Settlers celebration in Seymour, Iowa. For the past 17 years, classic cars have come rolling into town early on the second Saturday in July. As many as 180 cars, from all over Iowa and several surrounding states, have filled the town square for everyone to enjoy. We look forward to another great show on July 14, 2018.