Introduction to Boone, Iowa
Boone is the county seat of Boone County which was founded on January 13, 1846. The county was named in the honor of Captain Nathan Boone. Lady Mamie Doud Eisenhower, the wife of 34th U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower, was born in the City of Boone. The city is home to the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad, which was started in 1893 and contributed to the growth of the city.
Boone and nearby Attractions
- Boone County Historical Center
- Boone County Museum
- Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace
- Ledges State Park
- Iowa Arboretum
Things To Do In Boone
Tourists can visit the Brunnier Art Museum which has an ensemble of the decorative arts. You can also have a look at the Octagon Center for the Arts. The Big Creek State Park and the Ledges State Park offer facilities for camping, fishing, canoeing and swimming. Book - lovers can visit the Ericson Public Library and the Boone Campus Library. There are also many churches in the city such as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Berean Baptist Church, and Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Air transportation is available from Des Moines International Airport.
Boone Higher Education
Institutes offering higher educational opportunities are the Iowa State University, Des Moines Community College, Drake University, and Iowa Central Community College.