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Adams county, iowa

Whether you are looking for the fast action of NASCAR Racing, want to make a splash in our aquatic center or at our lakes, or like historic treasures, you will find so many things to do.  Perhaps you’d like to laugh out loud with Johnny Carson, clap until it hurts at the theater, or swing into action at our golf course?  For outdoor fun, head to our Recreation pages to learn more.

Imagine a place where residents and visitors alike greet each other with a smile and friendly wave on any given day of the week. Imagine a community that has the enduring coziness of a small-town atmosphere from days gone by, yet still resounds with the spirit of today. Imagine a place where you can step back in time and witness the rebirth of historic places. Imagine viewing prairies that once covered portions of southwest Iowa or relive past farming practices through the eyes of a museum. Imagine playing a round of golf, watching cars racing around the fastest half-mile track in Southwest Iowa, fishing on a quiet bank, splashing down a slide with your family, catching a play or musical performance, laughing along with Johnny Carson, or watching a beautiful sunset while sipping a glass of local wine. You don’t have to imagine it. It’s here in Adams County, Iowa.

Adams County's Popular Destinations

House of History

Visit a classic, historic Iowa attraction. This two-story jailhouse is on the National Register of Historic Places and showcases the life and times of Adams County residents.

America's French Icarian Village

Step back in time to the 1800s and immerse yourself in the longest-lived non-religious utopian community in United States history at the Icarian Village just 3 miles east of Corning, Iowa.

Corning Opera House

The Corning Opera House is a venue where visitors become friends, resourcefulness leads to creativity and dreams become realities through live entertainment, historical tours, educational experiences, and rental opportunities.

Johnny Carson Birthplace

Come laugh along with Johnny Carson as you visit the historically restored home at 500 13th Street in Corning, Iowa, where Johnny was born October 23, 1925.

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