Tama County, Iowa

Tama County Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Clutier Museum & Gift Shop


Preserves the Czech heritage of early settlers as well as the history of the town.  Includes country school and two-cell jail.

227 Main Street
Clutier, IA  52217
Open by appointment

Dreesman Buffalo Ranch


Trail rides, camping, buffalo/deer hunts.  Buffalo meat sold year round.  #1 hot dogs in the state by Des Moines Register.  Open house first Saturday in October 10am-2pm.

If you are interested in a healthy alternative to beef, a hunting experience of a lifetime, or looking for varying terrain to bring your horses for a trail ride, come to Dreesman Buffalo Ranch, located in central Iowa.  All cuts of quality buffalo meat (ribeye, New York strip, minute steak, sirloin, ground meat, etc.) are available for sale as well as hot dogs, sausage, bologna, and different flavors of jerky.  Will ship all over the United States.

3575 L Avenue
Tama, IA  52339
Open year round, please call ahead.

Dysart Historical Society


Housed in an 1894 restored church; restored country school.  New agricultural interpretive center.  Dedicated to preservation.

 612 Crisman Street
Dysart, IA  52224
Sundays 2-4pm May-Sept; also by appointment

A Place for Heroes


Several prominent New York actors and filmmakers have teamed up with local Iowans to make the independent film, “A Place for Heroes”, in Traer, Clutier, Toledo, and Tama County.  LaCrosse, Wisconsin area writer/director Scott Thompson teamed up with Staten Island, New York producer Sam Borowski to make this World War II era drama set in Iowa.  The film stars Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas, 1990), Sally Kellerman (M*A*S*H, 1970), and Daniel Roebuck (The Fugitive, 1993), as well as up-and-coming actors Samatha Tuffarelli (Sesame Street), Bill Sorvino (Quantum Heaven, 2008), and Ben Easter (Pearl Harbor, 2001).   Dozens of local veterans served as extras in the film.

The ZCBJ Hall in Clutier got the attention of Thompson when he did an independent film in Clutier, “Hometown”.  The Hall has hardly changed since the 1940s and still contains some meomorabilia from the time period.   The old-fashioned streets of Clutier offer a unique backdrop for the movie, which includes flashbacks to the 1940s.

Folks from Clutier, Traer, the Meskwaki Settlement, and Tama County provided a major portion of the $200,000+ budget.  “A Place for Heroes” is set to be released in 2013, and will debut at several film festivals nationwide. The movie will then hit the big screens at selected theaters.

Our Events recommendations…


For a convenient contact info of local certified caterers, flower shops and decorators, photographers, customizable party favors, lodging options, tours and transportation, contact Tama County Convention & Visitors Bureau (641) 484-3108 or info@traveltamacounty.com.

Our Shopping recommendations…


  • Art from the Farm
  • Be Inspired
  • Blacksmith Boutique & Garden Studio
  • The Bohemie Picker
  • Copper Beech Art Gallery
  • Custom Creations by Sheri
  • Dreamland Stained Glass Productions
  • Emmy Lou Candles / Polar Blair’s Den
  • The Faye Tree
  • Fleur De Lis
  • Front Porch Antiques & Primitives
  • Glass by Todd Gallery of Art & Decor
  • Iowa Country Store
  • K.E. Black Mercantile
  • Kathy’s Barn
  • McJulie Studios
  • NuCara Pharmacy
  • Sassy’s Boutique
  • Serendipity by Deb
  • Shoestring Garden
  • Simply Blooming
  • Smith’s General Store
  • Staker Furniture & Interiors
  • Summer Kitchen
  • Sweet Repeats
  • TJ’s Treasures & Furniture
  • Whannel’s Hardware
  • A Wild Hair Salon & Boutique
  • You “Art” My Sunshine
  • Vining General Fun Store
For a complete list of shopping options in Tama County, Iowa visit the online directory

Our Outdoors recommendations…


For a complete list of outdoor recreation view the Tama County, Iowa online directory

More About Us…


The Tama County Convention & Visitors Bureau is made up of enthusiastic residents and business owners who see the many attractions and events that Tama County has to offer and want to share them with visitors.  Contact us for a free travel guide today.

Tama County Welcome Center
1007 Prospect Drive, P.O. Box 22
Toledo, IA  52342

Our Historic recommendations…


For a complete directory of historic attractions, visit the Tama County, Iowa online directory.


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