Within a 30 minute drive from Colo, you'll find many ways to spend an afternoon, day or weekend. 
 Numerous annual events occur throughout the year and the list below highlights those in the area.

 

Ames

  Farm House Museum 515-294-7426
  Knoll Road ISU Campus www.museums.iastate.edu
     
       
  Brunnier Art Museum 515-294-3342  
  290 Scheman Bldg www.museums.iastate.edu
     
       
  Octagon Center for the Arts 515-232-5331
  427 Douglas Ave www.octagonarts.org
     
     
  Reiman Gardens 515-294-2710
  Elwood Drive www.reimangardens.iastate.edu
     
  Story Center Museum 515-232-2148  
  417 Douglas Ave    
       
Boone
  Boone & Scenic Railroad 800-626-0319
  225 10th Street www.scenic-valleyrr.com
     
       
  Kate Shelly High Bridge 800-266-6312  
  3.5 Mi. NW of Boone    
       
  Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace 515-432-1896
  709 Carroll St www.mamiesbirthplace.homestead.com
     
Cambridge
  Center Grove Orchard 888-2-APPLE-1
  32835 610th Ave www.centergroveorchards.com
     
Colo
  Reed/Niland Corner 877-234-2656
  24 Lincoln Highway www.colo-iowa.org
     
Des Moines
  Adventureland Park 800-532-1286  
  I-80. Exit 142A, Altoona www.adventurelandpark.com  
       
  Blank Park Zoo 515-285-4722
  7401 SW 9th St www.blankparkzoo.com
     
       
  Civic Center of Greater Des Moines 515-246-2300
  221 Walnut St www.civiccenter.org
     
       
  Des Moines Art Center 515-277-4405  
  4700 Grand Ave www.desmoinesartcenter.org  
       
       
  Des Moines Botanical Center 515-323-8900
  909 East River Drive www.botanicalcenter.com
     
       
  Living History Farms 515-278-5286  
  2600 111th St, Urbandale www.livinghistoryfarms.org  
       
  Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino 800-325-9015
  I-80. Exit 142, Altoona www.prairiemeadows.com
     
       
  Science Center of Iowa 515-274-6868, IMAX 274-4629  
  401 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway www.sciowa.org  
       
  Terrace Hill 515-281-3604  
  2300 Grand Ave www.terracehill.org  
       
Gladbrook
  Matchstick Marvels Tourist Center 641-473-2410  
  319 2nd St www.matchstickmarvels.com  
       
Haverhill
  Matthew Edel Blacksmith Shop 641-475-3299  
  214 1st St www.marshallhistory.org  
       
Iowa Falls
  Calkins Nature Area 641-648-9878  
  18335 135th St www.hardincounty.net  
       
     
  Eagle City Winery 641-648-3669
  28536 160th www.eaglecitywinery.com
     
  Iowa Falls Union Depot 641-648-4603
  Rocksylvania & Depot St www.iafalls.com/historic/Union_Depot.html
     
  Slayton Farms Round Barn 641-648-4570  
  20452 135th St www.roundbarn.org  
       
Marshalltown
  The Big Treehouse 641-752-2946  
  2370 Shady Oaks Rd www.bigtreehouse.net  
       
  Fisher Art Gallery 641-753-9013  
  709 S. Center St www.centraliowaartassociation.com  
       
  Marshall County Historical Museum 641-752-6664  
  202 East Church St www.marshallhistory.org  
       
  Marshalltown Family Aquatic Center 641-844-1515  
  212 Washington St www.marshalltown.ia.us  
       
  Grimes Farm Conservation Center 641-752-5490  
  2359 233rd St www.grimesfarm.com  
       
Maxwell
  Museum in Maxwell 641-385-2376  
  Main Street    
       
Nevada
  Fawcett Family Aquatic Center 515-382-2230
  Fawcett Parkway www.ci.nevada.ia.us
     
New Providence
  Honey Creek Friends Church 641-497-5335  
  2.5 Miles S.W.    
       
Prairie City
  Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge & Prairie Learning Center 515-994-3400  
  9981 Pacific St www.tallgrass.org  
       
State Center
  Watson’s Grocery Store 641-483-2458  
  106 W. Main St    
       
Story City
  Story City Antique Carousel 515-733-4214
  Story City North Park www.storycity.net
     
  Story City Museum 515-733-4214  
  Hillcrest & Broad St www.storycity.net  
       
  Story City Prairie Park 515-733-4214  
  Broad St www.storycity.net  
       
Tama
  Lincoln Highway Bridge 641-484-2761  
  East 5th St    
       
  Meskwaki Bingo, Casino & Hotel 800-728-4263  
  1504 305th St www.meskwaki.com  
       
       

 

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