Introduction to Nevada, Iowa
Nevada is the county seat of Story County, which was established in 1846. In 1853, the county was named in honor of Joseph Story, a Supreme Court Justice. Nevada was founded by Johnson Edgar on October 12, 1853. The city was named by Joseph Thrift. It was named for the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Nevada and nearby Attractions
- Brunnier Art Museum
- Octagon Center for the Arts
- Big Creek State Park
- Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace
- Farm House Museum
Things To Do In Nevada
Tourists can visit the Brunnier Art Museum and the Octagon Center for Arts. The Hattery Park, Mardean Park, and Kiwanis Park also offer a number of recreational facilities. There are a number of churches in the city including the Seventh Day Adventist Church and the Assembly of God Church. The Nevada Public Library is a delight for the booklovers. The city celebrates the local festival of Lincoln Highway Days in August every year.
Air transportation is available from Des Moines International Airport.
Nevada Higher Education
Iowa State University, Des Moines Community College, Drake University, Iowa Central Community College, and other colleges and universities offer higher educational facilities.