- Story City Greater Chamber Connection
- About Story City
- Scandinavian Days 2013 (June 7-9)
- Antique Carousel
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- Employment Opportunities in Story City, Iowa
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Points of Interest/Tours
To book a tour through the Greater Chamber Connection office, call (515) 733-4214.
Story City Antique Carousel
Come ride Story City's 1913 Herschell-Spillman Antique Carousel. Visitors of all ages enjoy taking a spin on the hand-carved wooden animals as the 1936 Wurlitzer Military Band Organ plays. Located in the picturesque North Park, the carousel is open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day Monday and Tuesday, Noon - 6:00 pm; Wednesday through Sunday, Noon - 8:00 pm. Weekends only in May and September, noon - 8:00 pm. Rides are $1, with half-priced rides on Friday evenings. Special tours are available from May through October and offer a personal guide, slide-show history, and rides ($3 per person).
1913 Story Theatre/Grand Opera House
512 Broad Street
Discover the oldest continuously operating theater west of the Mississippi, offering a rich history of performing arts and movie magic, located right in the heart of downtown Story City. The building is part of the Historic Hotel Block on the National Register of Historic Places. Movies shown Friday, Saturday, Sunday evening for only $3. Live theater during Scandinavian Days in June. Private tours are available for groups. Buy a ticket, grab your popcorn, and enjoy!
1903 Bartlett Museum and Carriage House
619 Grand Avenue
Queen Anne style home furnished with period furniture depicting early life in Story City. Open Sundays, Memorial Day through Labor Day, from 1:00-4:00 pm. Available by request for small group luncheons, weddings and meetings year-round. On the National Register of Historic Places. A Carriage House was added for artifact displays in 2008.
1860 One-Room Schoolhouse
Corner of Broad Street and Hillcrest Drive
The Sheldall Country School was the first public learning institution in southern Hamilton County and was moved to its present location in 1990 by the Story City Historical Society. It contains a vintage stove, desks, books and other memorabilia and provides an educational experience on how school was conducted between 1860 and 1888. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, 1:30- 4:00 p.m. each Sunday, other times by appointment.
1936 Swinging Bridge
Broad Street, South Park
This charming swinging bridge over the Skunk River, constructed in 1936 under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's WPA program, is located in South Park and opens into a lovely picnic area. It is truly an amazing sight when alight in the evenings.
Admission is free. Hours are dawn to dusk daily. The park features 3,000 feet of five foot wide mowed hiking trails with a variety of plants and butterflies in abundance.