Historic Lincoln Hotel Area Attractions
Things to do within 15 minutes of the hotel
Butternut Hollow Crafts - Take a scenic drive North to Oxford Junction and arrive to the scent of hand poured soy wax candles. Browse through the hand made home decor and take home an original piece of art created with barn boards or distressed pine. The proprietor takes pride in the fact that 90% of the inventory is hand made. Sherrie Benhart: proprietor. Shop hours: Monday & Wednesday, 3:00 - 6:00. Tuesday & Thursday, 4:00 - 6:00. Friday, 10:00 - 6:00 and Saturday, 9:00 - noon. Or call for an appointment. Phone 563-826-2064 www.hollowcrafts.com
Grandma and Grandpa's Dollhouse Hundreds of antique and collectable dolls fill this beautiful Victorian home. Experience the dollhouse and find yourself enchanted by the lady who collected them all. (By appointment only) Marlene Weidenhoff Phone: 563-941-5305.
Koch's Meadow Lake Campground Children's fishing, lake swimming, picnic tables, camping & public restrooms. 1617 Old Muscatine Road, Tipton Phone 563-886-6273.
Lowden Historical Society Have an interest in history? Visit our community historical society and see where all the pictures in the lobby came from. Local historians who are decedents of our early settlers have kept history current. In the park in downtown Lowden. (By appointment only) Ruth Kruckenberg 563-944-7700 or Eunice Boedeker 563-941-5859.
3-30 Golf & Country Club Bring your clubs and enjoy golf at our beautiful 9-hole course developed in the 1960's. Or bring you suit and take a dip in the pool. Open from May through October, the course is open to the public when tournaments aren't scheduled. 101 Country Club Lane, Lowden. Phone: 563-941-7695.
All these activities are within 30 minutes of the hotel
Antiquing: Discover antique shops in Lisbon, Mount Vernon, Maquoketa, and Tipton and scattered in between. The drive to any of these towns can be made in about 30 minutes. While on the journey you will enjoy the beautiful rolling hills of rural Eastern Iowa.
Aquatic Center: Head to Tipton if you enjoy swimming, bring the kids and enjoy water play at the Aquatic Center. Open year round. Phone: 563-886-2271.
Bicycling: Many bicycle organizations plan bike trips through the area and you can bring your bike and enjoy the journey from here. The Lincoln hotel is located at the junction of Herbert Hoover and Old Lincoln Highway, both historic and scenic byways that serve bikers from all over the country.
Your Guide to Bed, Breakfast and Biking
Welcome to our web site, biking and hiking vacations are becoming more popular than ever. So here is a handy helper, Your Guide to Bed, Breakfast and Biking ("the Bike/Hike Guide")!
Eagle Roost: a lovely 20 minute drive from here the Wapsi River Environmental Center offers the eagles a place to roost in the evenings from November through March. Observe the majesty of nature in an environment where informed naturalists share their knowledge. North of Dixon, Iowa.
Eastern Iowa Tourism: As you travel one of our Scenic Byways or Historic Routes you'll see the beauty of meandering streams, the mighty Mississippi River, rolling hills, towering limestone bluffs, patchwork countrysides, unexpected wildlife, and quaint villages.
Eden Valley Refuge: Eden Valley Refuge is situated on 201 acres of beautiful forested hills and is a wonderful place to commune with nature. The park has 4 miles of trails, camping, a swinging bridge, and an observation tower.
Horseback Riding: enjoy riding over 200 acres of wooded timber, meadows and riverside trails with a friendly guide at Cedar Valley Stables in Tipton. Phone: 563-886-3752.
Film Festival: Every year in August the Hardacre Film
Festival attracts people from all over the world to the area. Directors
frequently come with their independent and underground cinema and share in the dialogue that focuses on an artistic appreciation of the films presented.
Hurstville Lime Kilns/Interpretive Center: A very unique historic site in Maquoketa. The Hurstville Lime Kilns are the only set of 4 lime kilns still standing. The kilns were used to process lime from lime stone. The lime kilns were part of a company town that dates back to the late 1880's.
Jackson County Historical Museum: This local history museum has a country school, antique agricultural equipment, period rooms, and changing events and displays.
Tipton: Enjoy Tipton's charming shops while strolling their newly restored downtown. Stop at the 1903 Carnegie Library and view an exclusive Grant Wood Art Collection. If you're a history buff visit the Cedar County Historical Museum or the Old Jail, and while in town cruise the residential areas to view the many lovely restored Victorian Homes.
Tabor Vineyards and Winery: Home of award-winning wines, the Tabor winery is the oldest vineyard in the state. One of their featured wines was served at Governor Vilsack's inaugural dinner. Wine tasting. 3570 67th Street, Baldwin, Iowa. Phone: 563-673-3131.
Voy Outdoor Theatre: Enjoy an old-fashioned "drive in" theatre on the outskirts on Highway 64 south of Maquoketa. The theater is one of the few still operating in the United States. Open April - October. Phone: 563-652-3535.
Gone Country - Escape to the magic of a 1913 Barn full of seasonal gifts, primitive furniture, home decor and scents of the season. The two story barn is an experience in itself! The contents will amaze you! Becky Block, proprietor. Phone: 563-246-2038 or call her cell at 563-210-5088. www.gonecountrycalamus.org
Elegant Barn - On the 2nd or 3rd weekend in May & October take a short 3-mile drive South on Herbert Hoover Highway and discover two barns full of the enchanting creations of Beth Bowie. Vintage furniture and repurposed architectural salvage for home interiors & gardens fill the vast spaces on this Century Farm. Proprietor: Beth Bowie. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or find them on facebook: "Elegant Barn"