Experience the only Iowa community to be designated as
“One of the Top 10 Best Small Towns in America”
by Travel Holiday magazine.
Page County Courthouse
Erected in 1885, this native red brick building occupies the center of town on the original 1852 town plat as the “public block”. The courthouse was damaged extensively by a 1991 fire and has been restored to its original beauty, including the clock tower. The courthouse is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday for business or tours.
Nodaway Valley Historical Museum
Your visit to the Nodaway Valley Museum can take you back more than a century to when the Midwest was being developed with schools, businesses, farming, homes, etc. Also, see the development of 4-H throughout the years in Page County, Goldenrod School, and Brokaw FFA House. Open 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.
Page County Freedom Rock
Clarinda serves as the home of the Freedom Rock for Page County and is located at the Nodaway Valley Historical Museum. It is a unique memorial to all who have served our country.
Glenn Miller Birthplace Home & Museum
Born in 1904, Glenn Miller spent the first years of his life in this Clarinda home. Visit the original birthplace of Glenn Miller and learn the fascinating story of his life and music. The home and museum are open for touring 1-3 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Tour length 1-1/2 hour.
Clarinda Carnegie Art Museum
The Carnegie Art Museum features the extensive international art collection of Robert & Karen Duncan among other collectors. There is a variety of art in all forms including sculpture, photography, paintings and interactive displays. The museum is free to the public and open 1-4 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday.
This leisurely 20 block tour features 14 historic buildings around the Clarinda boulevard.You may pick up a map at the Chamber office at 115 East Main Street. Tour length: 1 hour walking or 20 minute drive.
Clarinda A's Collegiate Baseball Team
Baseball has a strong tradition in Clarinda. College players form all over the United States get a taste of pre-pro experience while playing in the MINK League summer baseball program from June to August. Some even get to the majors, including Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith, Von Hayes, Bud Black, Darrell Miller, Mark Williamson, and Chuck Knoblauch.
Clarinda Lied Center
The Lied Center is a munincipal recreational facility which offers indoor swimming, a gymnasium, racquetball court, weight and exercise room, community walking trail, senior citizens center, and a full program of activities for all ages. Tour Length: 30 minutes
Clarinda Hawley's Opera House Mural
The mural was painted by artist, Kelly Poling, featuring the former Hawley’s Opera House that used to be located in the building. The mural has created a beautiful focal point for the downtown area in preserving Clarinda’s historical culture.
Lisle Corporation/EZ Way, Inc.
A locally owned corporation founded in 1903. Produces automotive specialty tools and the famous “Jeeper Creeper”. EZ Way, Inc. manufactures lifts, stands and repositioners for patient’s safety. Tour length: 1 hour
NSK Corporation & NSK-AKS
Precision Ball Company
NSK is a Japanese owned ball bearing manufacturer started in 1975. In 1988, NSK formed a joint venture with AKS (a Japanese steel ball manufacturer) to product steel balls. Tour length: 1 hour.
The Clarinda Academy facility is home to adjudicated boys and girls, ages 14-18. The Clarinda Academy is licensed by the state of Iowa to provide comprehensive residential treatment. This facility is a highly structured positive peer culture model. Tour length: 1 hour
Colonial White House
Colonial White House Bed and Breakfast was listed on the National Register of Historic places in 1994. It is listed as W.T.S. White House and Carriage House. The home is an exceptional example in the area of architecture, as one of the best residential examples of Colonial Revival design in the city of Clarinda.
Tour length: 30 minutes
Service for Tour Operators
The Chamber provides suggested tour itineraries free of charge. Tour packages are customized for your convenience. The bus driver and escort for each 20 people are complimentary. Step on guides provided.