DRIFTLESS AREA EDUCATION & VISITOR CENTER

Let your imagination flow down to the river landing, where the waters of Village Creek gently converge with the Mississippi River near Lansing, Iowa. Imagine a place once bustling with clanking tools and shouts of fishermen hauling in the day’s catch; the low, mournful sound of the steamboat whistle echoing through the steep bluffs and along the sacred, earthen mounds. Towering glaciers passed around this very spot—scraping and scouring all but this land, a breathtaking region known as the Driftless Area.

 

Here, at this very place, a new chapter is about to begin. The cultural, recreational, natural, and historical significance of the Driftless Area will be the primary focus of new interpretive exhibits at the Driftless Area Education and Visitor Center. Featuring three levels and 10,000 sq. ft., the new building will be nestled beneath limestone bluffs with scenic river views.

PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS

All public education programs, host by ACCB, are posted on our calendar, Facebook, and published in the Waukon Standard.

FREE ADMISSION

HOURS

Monday - Friday  8:00 - 4:30

Saturday            10:00 - 4:00

Sunday              11:00 - 4:00

The Center will be CLOSED on the following county holidays: New Year’s Eve, New Year’s day, MLK, Jr. Day, Good Friday & Easter, Veteran’s day, Thanksgiving day and the Friday after, Christmas day and the day after unless otherwise noted. The Center reserves the rights to be closed additional days and times.

RESERVATION

The Driftless Area Education and Visitor Center is owned and operated by the Allamakee County Conservation Board (ACCB) for the following purpose:

To promote ACCB environmental education programs, youth education, and provide a venue for conservation organizations and teacher workshops. As the center boardroom and classroom area is not used every day by the ACCB, the board is pleased to offer the boardroom and classroom area for private use when not being used for educational purposes.

Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:30

Saturday 10:00 - 4:00

Sunday 11:00 - 4:00

563-538-0400

1944 COLUMBUS RD
LANSING, IA