What is Heritage Park?

Heritage Park of North Iowa is a 91-acre site located on the South edge of Forest City, Iowa. The Park is dedicated to the preservation of America's rural heritage. Heritage Park of North Iowa was formed in the fall of 1999 by the Winnebago Historical Society, Inc. and includes the combining of several North Iowa organization efforts to preserve the history of rural America.

What Will I See?

Steam Engine Picture
Rare Steam Engines Prairie Tractors
Gas Tractor Image
Wheel Gas Tractors Draft Horses


Heritage Park of North Iowa is a project of the Winnebago Historical Society. For a description of our Core Values, Mission, Vision, Behaviors, Organization and Operational Overview please click here. Heritage Park of North Iowa welcomes the involvement of those with the same interests and passions. Please consider becoming involved with this wonderful organization.

What sorts of demonstrations are there?

House moving; Grain threshing; log sawing; horse, steam and prairie tractor plowing; ensilage cutting; oat hulling; shingle making; cord wood sawing; horsepower testing; corn shredding; corn binding; baling, lumber planing; feed grinding; corn shelling; ice cream making and much more.

What does it cost?

The people who display their equipment, artifacts and horses at Heritage Park of North Iowa do so at their own expense. They are enthusiastic about their hobby and are more than willing to answer any question concerning their display. The physical facility, insurance, advertising, fuel, entertainment, barn dancing and horses are for the primary benefit and convenience of spectators. Admission wristbands are sold at each show. The fees differ from event to event, so check the event flyer for prices. In any case, children 12 and under are always admitted free.  Revenues received from admissions and souvenir items sold are used strictly to cover expenses and for facility improvements. Exhibitors and members contribute their time and energy strictly on a volunteer basis.

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