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Volunteers are important to Heartland Acres

Heartland Acres appreciates our volunteers and their support.  As a non-profit museum, Heartland Acres relies on many volunteers for support.  Volunteers help take admission, greet visitors, set up displays and perform other light duties. Recently, the Independence McDonalds restaurant donated several items related to this history of Independence, in particular the Rush Park Horse Racing […]

Rare WWII Army Airborne Equipment on display at Heartland Acres

A very rare collection of World War II Army Airborne equipment and implements have recently been put on display at Heartland Acres in Independence, Iowa. Thanks to the commitment and passion of collector Ken Cerra from Florida, Heartland Acres now has on display the most complete and accurately restored collections of World War II Army […]

Iowa Dairy Princesses meet at Heartland Acres

June is Dairy Month and Heartland Acres was graced with county Dairy Princesses from across the state of Iowa. The princesses were participating in communication workshops along with representatives from a variety dairy and breeder associations. Many of the young ladies will participate in the annual Iowa State competition in Ankeny in hopes of becoming […]

Family Fishing Days return to Swan Lake: May 24, June 14, July 12, & August 9

Family Fishing Day will be Sunday, May 24 at Heartland Acres Agribition Center in Independence, Iowa. The campus will allow fishing on Swan Lake to guests as part of their regular paid museum admission. Annual or lifetime members of Heartland Acres will be allowed to fish at no extra charge. The popularity of the Family […]

Iowa State University Solar Car to Visit Heartland Acres Agribition Center, May 20

Come see the state-of-the-art Iowa State University solar car at the Heartland Acres Agribition Center in Independence, IA on Wednesday, May 20 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The car will be located in the parking lot for the public to view. No admission is required to see the car. Visit with Team PrISUm members […]