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Independence McDonalds Restaurant Donates Rush Park Horse Racing Mural to Heartland Acres

Horse racing was big business in Independence, Iowa in the late 1800’s.  The Rush Park Horse Racing Track hosted many races and saw visitors from all over the world.  The horses known as Allerton and Axtell held world acclaim for their speed and strength on the track and were known throughout the world. Independence was […]

Annual Heartland Acres Golf Outing Recap

The annual Heartland Acres Golf held at River Ridge Golf Club in Independence, Iowa was a success and the weather was perfect for a day of golfing and fundraising for.  Participants this year competed for   for longest drive, longest putt and closest in 2 challenged participants along with several Hole- in-One opportunities.  The major Hole-in-one […]

Heartland Acres Agribition Center Golf Outing

Plans are underway for the annual Heartland Acres Agribition Center Golf Outing being held at River Ridge Golf Course in Independence, Iowa on Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Teams for the annual Heartland Acres Golf outing will once again be playing for Hole in One prizes sponsored by Dunlap Motors of Independence as well as a […]

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 […]