Join the Bureau and Stark County Farm Bureaus on June 5 for a relaxing day in Le Claire, Iowa. Located along the bend of the upper Mississippi River at the intersection of Interstate 80, Le Claire offers several options for an enjoyable and relaxing day.
At the Buffalo Bill Museum you'll discover fascinating history along the mighty Mississippi River that will entertain and educate. Featured exhibits include the new Civil War Encampment, The Lone Star Steamer, The Riverboat Pilots, The Sauk and Fox Indian Tribes, Le Claire's Famous Sons, just to name a few.
After the museum, an easy-going dining experience with homemade soups, salads and sandwiches will be had at The Crane & Pelican Café inside the renovated Dawley House. The Dawley House is a brick Italianate-style house built in 1851 by a riverboat captain and features Victorian-era chandeliers, a curved staircase and a metal fireplace.
Following lunch you will explore the Mississippi River Distilling company. The Mississippi River Distilling Company was started in 2010 after two brothers decided to take a chance on a dream. What started as a crazy idea grew into an opportunity to create something that these parts hadn't seen since Prohibition. There’s even a chance to create truly homegrown, handmade spirits.
After the distillery tour the rest of the afternoon will be available to shop Le Claire's historic downtown. The unique stores offer a wide selection of antiques, collectibles, decorative and functional items, art, furniture and much more.
The cost for this great day trip is $60 and includes roundtrip transportation, admissions, tours and lunch. The deadline to register is May 22. Bus pick up will be in Annawan, but carpool options from Princeton will be arranged if needed. To reserve your seat for this trip call the Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.