[Article submitted by Buchanan County Economic Development]
Buchanan County and its communities have so much to offer those living here, and if you can’t find it here, you can find it within a 60-minute or less drive! Buchanan County is located quite literally in the middle of everything! Broadway Shows, National Museums, Trails, Division 1 Athletics, you can find all of these and more and not have to travel more than an hour away from your home in Buchanan County. Buchanan County is truly located within an hour of top-notch entertainment. Where else can you live and be able to experience all these things yet have communities that are great to work in, live in and raising a family in?
Are you ready for a night out on the town? You can start with a great meal at one of the many restaurants available in Buchanan County. If you want pizza, BBQ, Chinese or home cooked comfort food, you can find it all right here. Buchanan County has unique one-of-a-kind restaurants as well as the chain restaurants you can find anywhere in the US. There are hundreds of dining options within an hour of Buchanan County with any cuisine you may desire. Next you feel like seeing a Broadway Play, but you are in Iowa? You can travel sixty minutes or less and have a choice of no less than eight Centers of Performing Arts which provide Broadway level entertainment on a regular basis. Not to mention two facilities that attract national and international music groups and entertainment.
Maybe sports are more your thing. Division I Athletics is our thing. Within 60 minutes of Buchanan County you can find Division 1 Football, Basketball, Wrestling, Baseball and Soccer just for starters. The University of Northern Iowa as well as the University of Iowa are home to great athletic teams. Combine this with the 9 Division 2 and Division 3 colleges, you to fill your passion for competitive sporting events. Also, don’t forget our local sporting events at state-of-the-art school facilities within our own county!
Museums show our history and there are top quality museums located within Buchanan County itself. The one-of-a-kind Frank Lloyd Wright house that was completely designed and built by the architect himself is located right here in Buchanan County. Here you can see Wright’s eye for detail both on the outside and the inside. He hand-picked everything about this home that was built for the Walters family and is located between Quasqueton and Independence. Heartland Acres displays our states agricultural history along with one of the most interesting antique car collections you can find. Buchanan County has taken a historic Depot and created a totally unique museum and Tourism Center out of it. You can go there to find all you are looking to do in Buchanan County! For regional and nationally recognized museums you don’t need to travel far. You can find almost 20 museums within an hour of Buchanan County!
Entertainment and recreational opportunities are endless both in Buchanan County and within an hour’s drive including trails, water activities, parks and camping just to name a few! Just go to www.growbuchanan.com and click on 60 Minutes to Everything on the front page under Bulletin Board to explore everything you can find either in or within an hour of Buchanan County!
For more information on Buchanan County Economic Development email Director George Lake at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 319-334-7497.