Marion County or Not?
Marion County, Iowa, is at the heart of the Red Rock Area, located 45 minutes from the Des Moines Metro. Test your knowledge of area attractions to identify which ones are from Marion County and which ones are from neighboring areas.
This unique perspective shows up close the interesting locations at Lake Red Rock for paddlers. For more information: go to www.lakeredrock.org
Tassel Ridge Winery is located just across the border in Mahaska County, but many visitors to Marion County enjoy the short drive on highway 163 to do wine tastings or take a tour of the winery. For more information: go to www.tasselridge.com.
Iowa Speedway is a state-of-the-art motorsports, entertainment and event facility located in Newton, Iowa, featuring a 7/8 mile asphalt tri-oval track. The facility is located just 15 miles from Pella or Knoxville. For more information: go to www.iowaspeedway.com
Elk Rock State Park is one of the few equestrian camping areas in Iowa. The facilities also include a 13-mile equestrian trail. Go to www.iowadnr.com for more information.
Although the bridges of nearby Madison County were made famous by a book and movie, there are two covered bridges in Marion County. The Marysville Covered Bridge is located near Knoxville at the Marion County Park and the North Cedar Creek Covered Bridge is located near Attica.
The Honey Creek Resort is located on Rathbun Lake near the communities of Albia and Centerville, one hour south of Lake Red Rock. For more information: go to www.honeycreekresort.com.
Built in 1900, the Pella Opera House presents various performances throughout the year and is a popular venue for meetings and weddings. For more information: go to www.pellaoperahouse.org.
Smokey Row Coffee is roasted in Pleasantville where the first Smokey Row Coffee House is located. They have one other coffee house location in Marion County in downtown Pella as well as locations found in Oskaloosa and Des Moines. For more information: go to www.smokeyrow.com.
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