Crawford County (Denison), IA Chamber of Commerce
Crawford County (Denison), IA Chamber of Commerce

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A wide variety of local restaurants await the resident or visitor. There is a dining experience for all tastes including Mexican and Chinese restaurants, traditional American food, fast food, sandwiches, ice cream, and more. There is everything from a fun night out to fast service and delivery.

Conner’s Corner Bed & Breakfast, located in Denison, is a renovated 19th-century home built by Judge James Perry Conner, a five-term Congressman who served under Theodore Roosevelt. Offering a historic and relaxing stay, it is a favorite among visitors and residents alike.

The McHenry House is a 19th-century historical house and museum owned by the Crawford County Historical Society. It was built in 1885-1886, and currently displays the Academy Award won by Donna Reed for her performance in “From Here to Eternity.”

Crawford County (Denison), IA Chamber of Commerce

The Dow House in Dow City is the restored home of Simeon E. Dow, founder of Dow City, which shows the life of this prominent upper middle class citizen and his family in the early 1870s.

Fort Purdy is located high on the hill in northeast Denison on Ridge Road. John Purdy built a small fort where local settlers gathered in times of trouble.

The Abraham Lincoln Farm Site commemorates Lincoln’s time as captain of a militia company in the Black Hawk War of 1831-1832. As a bonus, he was given 40 acres of land in Crawford County, but as records show, he was never to see this land. The family sold this farm after his death. There is a marker on the northeast corner of the land. Highway markers on both Highway 39 and Highway 59 north of Denison direct the way.

The Little Red School House is a late 1800s schoolhouse that has been restored to depict the years up to the 1940s. Groups, parties, classes and scheduled tours are available by appointment.

Crawford County (Denison), IA Chamber of Commerce

Crawford County (Denison), IA Chamber of Commerce

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