Tipton Attractions

Carnegie Library & Grant Wood Art Collection
206 Cedar Street
The 1903 Carnegie Library has been carefully preserved over the years and houses a stunning display of original Grant Wood art, including 17 lithographs and 2 oils. Visitors will also find an oil by Marvin Cone and an original oil naïf and two prints by Polly Kemp.

Cedar County Attic
521 Cedar Street
The Cedar County Attic was once home to the Grand Army of the Republic from the 1880's until it was closed in the 1920's. Now it is used to house some of Cedar County's historical treasures. Their collections include Civil War items, various special collections, hand-carved toys, a turn of the century kitchen and local historical documents.

Cedar County Historical Museum
1094 Hwy 38
The Cedar County Historical Museum features thousands of historic artifacts, photos, and documents from all over the county. A schoolhouse, church and blacksmith shop have been moved to the museum grounds and they join the 1842 Fraseur Cabin that is already in place. Come and learn about the early settlers of this area, the Prairie Village, the infamous "Cow Wars", and much more!

Cedar County Raceway
1195 220th Street
The Cedar County Raceway is a ¼ mile dirt oval track. There is stock car racing every Friday night April through September with hot laps beginning at 6:45 and racing starts at 7:15.

Cedar Valley Golf Course – The Badlands
1465 265th Street
An 18-hole golf course located southeast of Tipton. They have banquet facilities that can accommodate events up to 300 and golf outings up to 144.

Cedar Valley Stables, Inc.
1492 Harding Avenue
Enjoy horseback riding at its finest on well cared horses matched to your ability. Friendly, knowledgeable trail guides will take you over 200 acres of woods, meadows and riverside trails. A girl's horse camp is offered for ages 10 & up. Open Saturday and Sunday, April through October, closed on holidays. Lodging is available in the bunkhouse overlooking the Cedar River.

Hardacre Community Garden
Tipton's Hardacre Community Garden is located at the historic Jacob Hardacre Farm at the northwest corner of Tipton. The garden represents a combined ambition of providing social and educational opportunities with the goal of producing healthy, locally grown food to be shared with neighbors throughout Cedar County and beyond. The food donated by the garden can only be consumed or shared, but not sold. And the garden's bounty leaves a light environmental footprint.

Established in 2009, the Hardacre Community Garden has been recognized as an official USDA People's Garden which means the garden adheres to three criteria-it's collaborative effort, benefits the community, and incorporates sustainable practices. With their hands in the dirt, a legion of volunteer gardening enthusiasts cultivates a wide array of healthy fruits and vegetables. The immediate recipients of the harvest are local individuals, churches, and nonprofit organizations such as the Cedar Manor Nursing Home and the Bread of Life Food Pantry. These donations provide access to fresh foods and help to build a healthy community food system.

Hardacre Film Festival
112 East 5th Street
The annual Hardacre Film Festival is held the first Friday and Saturday in August and is Iowa's longest running independent competitive film festival. Showcasing the best in independent cinema from across the US and around the world, the festival is known industry-wide for its intimate screening and setting and in-depth Q&A sessions with visiting filmmakers.

James Kennedy Family Aquatic Center
705 Park Road
The James Kennedy Aquatic Center is a state-of-the-art recreation complex and is the only indoor/outdoor facility in the region. It consists of a zero-depth entry outdoor pool complete with a speed slide, a double flume slide, a lazy river, a six lane competition size indoor pool and a concession area complete with grassy areas and umbrella tables to enjoy poolside.

Old Cedar County Jail
118 West 4th Street
Become an "inmate" on a tour at the Old Cedar County Jail which was used continuously from 1892 until 2001. It is probably the last "Mom and Pop" jail still standing in Iowa and possibly the nation. The jail and Sheriff's house is located one block west of the Courthouse Square in Tipton. The facility was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.

Tipton Golf & Country Club
1143 Cedar Valley Road
A beautiful 9-hole, semi-private golf course awaits you in Cedar County on the southwest side of Tipton, Iowa. It is a small club that combines both excellent golfing opportunities as well as outstanding dining. The clubhouse is open to the public and offers a quaint atmosphere to relax with family and friends.