Introduction to Vinton, Iowa
Vinton was originally named as Northport. The area was first settled in the mid 1800s. Later on, the city was renamed after an Ohio congressman named Plym Vinton. It is the county seat of Benton County, which was established on December 21, 1837 and was named after the US Senator from Missouri called Thomas Hart Benton. The city was primarily a rural farming community and presently includes several active factories.
Vinton and nearby Attractions
- Perrys Wilderness Ranch and Zoo
- Seminole Valley Farm Museum
- Ushers Ferry Historic Village
- National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library
- Cedar Rock State Park
Things To Do In Vinton
Vinton provides ease to Morgan Creek Park, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, and Science Station. You can also visit the Anderson Park, Vinton Railroad Depot and Museum, and Riverside Park. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy their leisure at the Vinton Country Club and Twins Pines Golf Course. Vinton is also home to many churches including the Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Faith Independent Baptist Church, Wesley United Methodist Church, and Saint Mary’s Church.
Eastern Iowa Airport offers facilities for air transportation.
Vinton Higher Education
Kirkwood Community College, Hawkeye Community College, and University of Northern Iowa are some of the nearest colleges and universities.