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Local Attractions and Recreational Sites

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Lima Church and Cemetery
563-425-3225, 16550 Heron Rd, Fayette, IA 52142

Volga River State Recreation Area and Campground
10225 Ivy Road
Fayette, IA 52142
(563) 425-4161
Scenic features include the Volga River and the old steel bridges that cross it, striking rock formations, prairie areas and natural woodlands with unusual stands of aspen and Canadian yew. Changes of season provide vivid contrasts in snowy winter, bright wild flowers and foliage in spring, shady woodlands in summer and vivid colors in autumn.

Wadena City Park
The Wadena park allows overnight camping with water and electricity hookup and restrooms. It has volleyball courts, playground equipment and a park shelter available on a first come first serve basis. There are no set fees, free-will donations are accepted for use of the park facilities. Any Wadena business can accept the donation.

Grannis Creek
Grannis creek is the largest & most popular trout stream in Fayette County. It is located east of Fayette, north of Kornhill Road, in a beautiful wooded valley. The DNR Fisheries Dept stocks the trout streams from April through September. There is also a handicap accessible fishing area at the Grannis Creek site. If you follow the creek further east, you're rewarded with a beautiful waterfall. In the spring the hillsides and creek banks are covered with clouds of anemones and dutchman's breeches. In the fall the oak, maple, poplar & ash trees put on a glorious show of yellow, orange & red. IOWA DNR FISHING REPORT
Bridges in Fayette County
List and links to maps of bridges.
Lighted Cross
The lighted cross was a bicentennial project of a group of Wadena citizens. It is located on the high bluff overlooking Wadena and is illuminated every night.
Barn Quilts and Route
Fayette County, Iowa, is covered with barn quilts! Starting summer of 2006, visitors to Fayette County, Iowa began seeing decorative quilt blocks on historic barns and corncribs all around the county. The number of barn quilts has grown to over 30, so visitors can easily spot a barn quilt every 5 to 10 miles throughout Fayette County.
Pleasant Valley Sports Club Golf Course
Pleasant Valley Sports Club is a 9-Hole, public golf course located at 24749 Canoe Rd, Clermont, Iowa. 563-423-7396

Area Farmer's Markets
Clermont: Quarry Lodge, May-Sept, Sat Morning
Elgin: City Park Shelter, May-Sept, Thursdays 5-6:30P
Fayette: Open Air Market, 305 W Water St, May-Sept Wed 3:30-5:30
Oelwein: South City Parking Lot, May-Oct, Mon 3-6PM, Fri 8-11AM
West Union: Redeemer Church (Hwy 150&18), May-Oct, Tues 3-5pm & Fri 3-5pm.

Old Stone School House
More info coming soon...
Herriman Mansion
This historic mansion was built in 1860 by Major David B. Herriman who came to Wadena in 1857.
Fayette County Historical Center
Silos & Smokestacks, Farm & Household History Museum, Genealogy Records. Open Monday-Friday 10:00-3:00. 100 N Walnut, West Union. 563-422-5797