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Points of Interest / Recreation


Points of Interest

Alexander Young Log Cabin
Sunset Park, Highway 92 West, 319-653-3936
Group tours available by appointment

 

Conger House Museum
903 East Washington Street, 319/653-3125
Group tours available by appointment

F Troop Military Museum
219 Sitler Drive 319/653-6775 and 319/653-6256
Military museum commemorating the service given by Southeast Iowa veterans of all wars. Tours available by appointment.

Walnut School
South of Washington off Hwy 1.  319/653-5283                               Restored one-room schoolhouse preserved at original site.

Washington Community Center-2225  250th Street
Cultural & educational center for the area, with one of the most modern stages in the state. It features a modern shop, lighting & sound system, & finished basement for meetings. 319/653-5175

Camping

Crooked Creek Christian Camp
South of Washington on county road W47. Large group meeting & camping facilities plus recreational area in timbered setting. 319/653-3611   Mary Lou Farmer

Lake Darling
West of Brighton on Hwy 78.Camping, fishing, small boating and wildlife plus a youth camp for larger groups.
319/694-2430   Merrill Lucas

Marr Park
East of Washington on Hwy 92. Small lake, fishing, camping and hiking in native prairie and pine. Conservation Center Education Center new in 2003. 
319/657-2400.   wccb@iowatelecom.net.

Recreation

New Dawn at Sunset (Sunset Park, Highway 92 West)
$110,000 Children's Architectural Design Structure (wooden play area) for all kids of all ages. Open until 10:00 pm daily.

Hoodwinks/Washington Bowling Alley
1601 E. Washington 319/653-2505
League play, open & cosmic bowling.

Kewash Nature Trail (Sunset Park, Highway 92 West)
Washington to Keota via Kewash rail bed. Hiking, biking, nature watching, cross-country skiing.
319/653-7765

Frisbee Golf Course (Sunset Park, Highway 92 West)
3,339 foot long, 9-hole course complete with cement T pads, tree & marsh hazards and hills.

Washington Aquatic Center
 11,000 sq. foot pool, with zero depth entry and heated water located in Sunset Park. It has a water play area with 5 "geysers", a raindrop fountain and tumble bucket. It also features a lap swim area, 23 foot high body flume slide, bathhouse and concession area with tables.  319/653-6054

Washington Skate Park  
5 features for bikes, skateboards, rollerblades.  Includes a 3 foot quarter pipe, a 6 foot quarter pipe, a mini ramp, a fun box, and a grind box.  Located in Sunset Park.

Washington Community Y
121 E. Main St. 319/653-2141
Activities for all ages. Indoor pool, weight room/fitness center, senior dining, and day care.

Washington Golf & Country Club
1732 Country Club Road 319/653-2080
9 hole course and rental carts (Member and guests, some non-member tee times available)

Washington Parks
Sunset Park, Central Park, Hayes Timber Park, Sesqui Park & North Park - 319/653-6584

Other Interests

Genealogical Department
Washington Public Library
120 E. Main St.
319/653-2726
One of the most complete in the state.

Washington Concert Association
Contact: Lynda Miksch  319/698-4702

Washington Farmer's Market
Thursday's, 5-8 pm, May-October in Central Park.
Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm, June- August in Central Park 319/653-4888

Thursday Night Live
Live local entertainment, 6:30-7:30 pm, Thursdays (May-August) in Central Park. 319/653-3272 or washcofc@iowatelecom.net

Washington Municipal Band
Performs every Thursday night at 8 pm (June-August), in Central Park in downtown Washington. A tradition since 1932.

 




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