The mission of Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area is to ensure that residents and visitors alike can learn about the significant contributions that Northeast Iowa’s people and land have made to America’s agricultural legacy.
Northeast Iowa has a unique experience to offer all age groups of visitors and Iowans. The non-profit Silos & Smokestacks organization was created to support development of regional heritage tourism and share the story of American agriculture.
Silos & Smokestacks is a 37-county region in Northeast Iowa covering over 20,000 square miles. A federally designated National Heritage Area, it functions as an Affiliated Area of the National Park Service. Silos & Smokestacks is the connecting element of this regional partnership network. The attractions, sites and communities are key partners in developing the Heritage Area.
Silos and Smokestacks is a 37-county region bounded by the Minnesota line on the north, the Mississippi River on the east, I-80 on the south and I-35 on the west.