staying at the Oak Tree Hideaway Bed & Breakfast,
Jefferson has something to offer for everyone. Numerous recreation activities,
historical places, and great places to feed the appetite.
Local Restaurants: In Jefferson we have Home style cooking, Mexican, Chinese, Italian and more.
UpTown Cafe, Peony Chinese Restaurant, Excuses Pizza, Pasta & Subs, Wet Goods Bar & Grill, The Pizza Ranch, Bet & Bev's B-B-Q, Larry's Restaurant & Lounge, Pizza Ranch, Subway, Breadeaux Pizza, Angie's Tea Garden, Casey's Pizza Old 30 Grill, Dairy Queen, Casa De Oro
and Bunkers Dunkers
Raccoon River Valley Trail: 56-mile-long paved trail along the branches of the beautiful Raccoon River through Greene, Guthrie and Dallas Counties. LEARN MORE
Deals Orchard: Deal's Orchard has approximately 45 acres of apple trees, with over 25 varieties of
tasty Iowa apples available throughout the season.The fall festival is the second weekend in October.
Community Events: Upcoming events can be found at the Chamber of Commerce. LEARN MORE
Jefferson Area Parks & Recreation: Jefferson hosts a number of city parks, rec. center, and swimming pool for family fun and relaxation. Russell Park, Duabendiek Park, Greene County Rec Center, Chautauqua Park next to Jefferson's swimming pool, Kelso Park, Head Park, and Washington Park.
The Mahanay Memorial Carillon Tower: Located on the historic Lincoln Highway that runs through downtown Jefferson, the Mahanay Tower graces the south lawn of the Greene County Courthouse, an architectural gem in its own right. It stands high in the skyline at 162 feet. When you take the elevator to its observation deck, you have a spectacular view of five Iowa counties! The Bell Tower Festival is the second weekend in June. LEARN MORE
Historical Sites: Greene County Historical Museum, Jefferson Telephone Museum, Lincoln Highway , Milwaukee Railroad Depot, Gallup House, Abraham Lincoln Statue, and The Lindsey Memorial. LEARN MORE
Wall-to-Wall Exterior Murals: A number of buildings downtown are graced by wall-to-wall exterior murals.