Adair County


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Adair County Tourism
PO Box 23
Greenfield, IA 50849
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Why you should visit Adair County


March 11: David Graham & The Eskimo Brothers, Greenfield

April 8: Easter Egg Hunt, Greenfield

April 15: Bonnie & Clyde Run/Walk, Dexter to Stuart

April 30: Winston Churchill Impersonator, Greenfield

May 20: Scoop the Loop, Stuart

June 2: Pizza on the Prairie, Orient

June 2-Oct 1: Daily Prairie Walk Art Exhibit, Wallace Farm, Orient

June 3: Kids Free Fishing Clinic

June 3: Lance Nicolai, Mentalist, Greenfield

June 5: Scoop the Loop, Stuart

June 9: Pizza on the Prairie, Orient

June 9-10: Western Skies Weekend, Adair and Guthrie County 

June 16: Pizza on the Prairie, Orient

June 16-18: Good Egg Days, Stuart

June 17: Bridgewater Round-up day, Bridgewater

June 23: Pizza on the Prairie, Orient

June 24: St. John’s Fest, Greenfield

June 25: Lee Williams as Abraham Lincoln, Greenfield

June 30: Pizza on the Prairie, Orient

July 4: 4th of July Celebration, Fontanelle, Greenfield Massena, in Massena

July 7: Pizza on the Prairie, Orient

July 8: LakeFest, Greenfield

July 14: Pizza on the Prairie, Orient

July 21: Pizza on the Prairie, Orient

July 28: Pizza on the Prairie, Orient

July 29: Jeff Gordon, Garth Brooks Impersonator, Greenfield

Aug. 4: Pizza on the Prairie, Orient

Aug. 11: Pizza on the Prairie, Orient

Aug 18: Pizza on the Prairie, Orient

Aug. 25: Pizza on the Prairie, Orient

Aug. 26: Scoop the Loop, Stuart

Sept. 1: Pizza on the Prairie, Orient

Sept. 8: Pizza on the Prairie, Orient

Sept. 8-12: Greenfield Swap Meet, Greenfield

Sept. 8-12: City Wide Garage Sales, Greenfield

Sept. 15: Pizza on the Prairie, Orient

Sept. 22: Pizza on the Prairie, Orient

Sept. 22-23: Best of the Block BBQ, Stuart

Sept. 29: Pizza on the Prairie, Orient

Nov. 4: Artifact Show, Greenfield

Nov. 24: Festival of Lights Parade, Greenfield

Nov. 25: Small Business Saturday, All Adair County Towns

Dec. 2: Holiday Extravaganza, Greenfield

Dec. 9: Community Christmas, Stuart


Adair County Health & Fitness Center

202 North Townline Road

Adair County Historical Society Complex

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

Bridgewater Farm

2409 Brown Avenue

Freedom Rock

The Original Freedom Rock
I-80 and Hwy. 25

Greenfield Public Square Historic District

Public Square
Greenfield, IA

Wallace Farm

2773 290th St.,

Historic Bandstand

Fontanelle City Park

Iowa Aviation Museum and Hall of Fame

Iowa Aviation Hall of Fame
M-F 10 am – 5 pm, Sat-Sun 1 – 5 pm
2251 Airport Road
Greenfield, IA

Jesse James Historical Site

1156 Anita-Adair Road

Neely-Kinyon Research and Demonstration Farm

2557 Norfolk Avenue

Purdy Sports Complex

202 N. Townline Road
Greenfield, IA

Saints Center for Culture and the Arts

320 N. Fremont Street
Stuart, IA

Schildberg Antique Car Collection

E Iowa & NE 2nd Street

Sixteen Oaks Event Center

1308 Main Street

Slayton's Rock

1174 Fontanelle Road

Veterans Memorial

Adair County Courthouse Courtyard

Warren Cultural Center

156 Public Square
Greenfield, IA

Ed & Eva's

In the Warren Cultural Center
on the Greenfield Square

White Pole Road Scenic Byway


Adair Budget Inn

I-80 Exit 76, Adair

AmericInn Lodge & Suites

I-80 Exit 93, Stuart
515-523-9000 | 1-800-634-3444

Armstrong Guest House

307 NE Elm, Greenfield

Country Blooms Guest Barn and Hunting Lodge

1875 Fontanelle Road, Fontanelle

Economy Inn

I-80 Exit 93, Stuart

Historic Hotel Greenfield

110 East Iowa Street, Greenfield
641-343-7323 or 641-221-0034
[email protected]

Motel 6

I-80 Exit 93, Stuart

Orient Lofts

101 W 1st Street, Orient

Relax Inn and Suites

I-80 Exit 76, Adair

Stuart Motor Lodge

I-80 Exit 93, Stuart

Super 8 Motel

I-80 Exit 76, Adair

Travelers Guesthouse

306 Jefferson Street, Fontanelle

Warren Cultural Center Guest Suite

154 Public Square, Greenfield


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: | [email protected]

Information at Adair County Conservation Board

Greenfield Farmer's Market

Every Thursday afternoon, June-September
Courthouse Courtyard in the Greenfield Public Square Historic District

Adair County Fair

July 20 – July 24


With its 5 lakes, Middle River Water Trail, 2 golf courses, walking trails, numerous options for camping, hunting and fishing, and the beauty of the Iowa countryside, Adair County more than earns its designation as Iowa’s Garden County.

You can drive in and make a stop at the original Freedom Rock® just off Interstate 80. Several murals by artist Ray Sorensen can be found throughout the county as well. You can traverse the county east-west on the historic White Pole Road catching the sights and history of Adair and Stuart. Or trace the Mormon Trail through the southern part of the county.

Coming in from the west you will find the Jesse James Historical Site, marking the first train robbery west of the Mississippi River. Or you can fly into the Greenfield Municipal Airport, seeing Adair County’s bounty from the air. While at the airport, you can experience the golden years of aviation at the Iowa Aviation Museum and Iowa Aviation Hall of Fame.

Lodging options range from your camper, to traditional motels, to historic boutique establishments like Hotel Greenfield, to isolated hunting lodges, to B&Bs or the one-of-a-kind Warren Cultural Center Guest Suite with its auditorium balcony access and turret room overlooking the Greenfield Historic Downtown District and its unique Lancaster square.

At the Wallace Farm you will find a 40-acre celebration of native prairie, home-grown produce, outdoor art, wide-open space and rural Iowa peace. Garden and orchards provide fresh produce for dining experiences at Wallace Centers of Iowa locations and outlets. The multi-site network is devoted to the history and natural philosophies of Henry A. Wallace, Adair County native, founder of Pioneer Hi-Bred and vice-president of the United States under Franklin Deleno Roosevelt. At the farm site near Orient, guests will find walking trails through the prairie and artwork, the Gathering Barn event center, produce and gift shop, and a historic corn plot. Throughout the summer the Wallace Farm is host to the Prairie Art Exhibit and Pizza on the Prairie – pizza made from onsite-grown ingredients and cooked in at outdoor oven to the backdrop of live music and a warm summer Iowa evening. Farmers Markets in Adair County communities and Long’s Market in Green- field provide plenty of fresh Iowa goodness as well.

If you’re more of an indoorsy type, there’s plenty to do. Live music is a regular happening in several venues including the Warren Cultural Center. They also have a Lobby Gallery featuring professional and student artwork.

The Warren Cultural Center is the restored E.E. Warren Opera House, one of many historic features of Adair County, along with the Adair County Historical Museum, the Fontanelle City Park Bandstand, Stuart Railroad Depot and the Saints Center for Culture and the Arts that showcases the Byzantine architecture of the former church.

Shopping is plentiful. Ed & Eva’s in the Warren Cultural Center features the work of nearly 100 Iowa artists. J’s Variety, also in Greenfield, harkens back to the novelty stores of your youth. Throughout the county you will find florists, gifts, jewelry, antiques, apparel, live edge furniture, and decorator items.

And don’t forget the automotive supplies. You can also see the Schildberg and Foster antique car collections, catch a Spook the Loop event in Stuart or Greenfield, or take in a race at the Stuart Speedway.

Of course, no trip is complete without memorable eats. Mexican, Greek, traditional Midwest, ice cream treats, homemade pie, coffee shop fare – it’s all here. So is Iowa staple Casey’s Pizza. Grab a Best Burger in Iowa winning sandwich at Chuck- wagon in Adair, dine on Best Pizza in Iowa winner Zipp’s Pizza truck or take out, or find the yellow truck and let Soulshine Food Truck feed your soul. And Wreckers or Checkers Bar in Fontanelle boasts the coldest beer in Southwest Iowa.

Be a good egg for a day!


Adair County is the ideal place to host your next event. Weddings, meetings, reunions, conferences – all can be showcased in unique settings.

Saints Center in Stuart rose from the ashes of an arsonist’s attack on the historic All Saints Catholic Church, a shining example of Byzantine architecture once voted Most Beautiful Church in Iowa by readers of the Des Moines Register. There are five gathering spaces to choose from. The main hall features a 90-foot dome with a cathedral ceiling. A smaller chapel has been restored with original chandeliers, woodwork and stained-glass windows.

warren cultural center

The Warren Cultural Center in Greenfield is a shining ex- ample of history combined with modern amenities. A main auditorium, gallery, historic rooms and small meeting rooms offer a variety of spaces for your event, each equipped with the latest technology and oozing historic ambience. A 2-bedroom guest suite is available for overnight stays.

Sixteen Oaks on the edge of Fontanelle provides climate-controlled space for 400, plus an outdoor wedding area. Situated on a 40-acre family farm, parts of the original 100-year-old barn can be found in the new structure. There’s a full-service bar and commercial kitchen and a recommended vendor list for support services.

The Wallace Farm is part of the Wallace Centers of Iowa. The historic Henry A. Wallace birthplace farmstead includes 40 acres of the original 160-acre farm. Along with outdoor spaces that include gardens, orchards, and walking trails through restored prairie and outdoor art, the Gathering Barn provides a meeting and educational space with onsite catering options.

Sixteen Oaks Wedding and Event Venue in Fontanelle offers rustic charm with state-of-the-art services and outdoor space.

For a trip back in time, visit the Adair County Historical Society Complex on the west edge of Greenfield. The site includes a railroad depot, farm home, country school, roadside motel cabin, farm machinery collection, main museum and a country church available for weddings.

You can find the latest in upcoming live entertainment in Adair County in the Arts & Entertainment section on

Lake Greenfield has a 2-mile paved walking trail, picnic facilities, a disc golf course, and good fishing. And it sits next to Nodaway Lake and the Ken Sidey Nature Trail. Adair County has several lakes and parks that offer a variety of amenities.

Look for the yellow truck and let your soul shine with handmade goodness.