Tama County, Iowa

Tama County Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Jump Start Tama County September, October 2020




Go to ANY Tama County community and FILL ALL 12 squares to enter for a chance to win $100 in Tama County gift cards.


You can enter twice in this time frame!


Include your name & address for monthly drawing


NAME:  _____________________________________________________________________________


ADDRESS: __________________________________________________________________________




PHONE: _____________________________________________________________



After you have completed your Bingo Card(s), return by 11/07/20 to: Tama County Economic Development, PO Box 22, Toledo, IA 52342   PLAY TWICE!

A business or attraction will sign their name & community on a square as proof of visit.

20 Winners from all entries received by 11/07/20 will receive $100 in gift cards.  Jump Start Tama County BINGO game 09/01/20 – 10/31/20, cards due to TCED by drawing on 11/07/20.   We will accept two entries per person.  Winners will be notified by mail.

Jump Start Bingo Details


Jump Start tourism page info pic

GO TO 12 TAMA COUNTY BUSINESSES in three Tama County communities



Jump Start Tama County is a local campaign to increase awareness about interesting places to visit, eat and experience throughout Tama County.


This is a three-month campaign, STARTING July 6th – September 30th.


Look for the Jump Start Tama County sign at area businesses starting in July.  A Bingo card must have signatures from at least three Tama County communities and all 12 spaces filled.  No purchase is necessary to participate, but strongly encouraged.


When you return your Jump Start Bingo Card include your name and address for the monthly drawing


15 Winners from all entries received will receive $100 in gift cards for the July Game


July Jump Start Tama County BINGO game 07/06/20 – 07/31/20, cards due to TCED by drawing on 08/07/20
August Jump Start Tama County BINGO game 08/01/20 – 08/31/20, cards due to TCED by drawing on 09/04/20
September Jump Start Tama County BINGO game 09/01/20 – 09/30/20, cards due to TCED by drawing on 10/09/20


Traer Swimming Pool


All new Traer Municipal Pool!  Slides, water features, tables & seating area, bathhouse/concessions.  Wind up in our brand new pool in beautiful Taylor Park.

Call 319-478-8760 for hours and fees
Check us out at http://www.traer.com

Traer Salt & Pepper Shaker Gallery



















Midwest’s largest collection of salt & pepper shakers.  Features the Ruth Rasmussen collection of nearly 15,000 pairs.  Includes nodders, huggers, kissers, go-withs . . . and don’t miss the “naughty corner”!  Guided tours.  Bus tours welcome.  Accessible to all.

411—2nd Street
Traer, IA  50675
Apr-Nov: Tue-Sat 1-5 pm
Dec-March: call for tour  

Fox Ridge Winery


Stop in for a wine tasting, grab a bottle or a glass of your favorite and relax on our deck, soaking in the view of our vineyard and beautiful Iowa countryside.  Shop our tasting room for that perfect wine lovers gift.

1465 L Avenue
Traer, IA  50675
Find us on Facebook
Check our summer entertainment schedule and hours on Facebook and our website.


Traer Theatre


Traer Theatre
Offering first-run, family friendly movies at reasonable prices.  Five shows each weekend:  Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday @ 7pm; Sunday matinee @ 2pm.

516 – 2nd Street
Traer, IA  50675

Periwinkle Place Manor Bed & Breakfast



Periwinkle Place Manor #12
Looking for a memorable getaway?  Come to the Periwinkle Place Manor!  Here, you’ll get the best of everything. Our manor offers all the amenities of an upscale hotel, but in a cozy, intimate setting. Each of our rooms is decorated with charm in mind & remnant’s of the buildings past. Sink into a mattress and let your cares float away.  A variety of room sizes and features are available including queen-or double size beds, kitchen room with a refrigerator & sink, cozy cove rooms on the 3rd floor penthouse, roll away add-ons & more!  Rates include breakfast & snacks! Also new we have added the Sister House with more rooms: Norwegian Gypsy Hostel! Also check out our murder mystery dinners at the B&B.   Local shopping options include the Artique Boutique, Mistletoe Market, Station Street Stop, and The Cheshire Coffee Shop & Bakery.  Also check out the Sleigh Runners Village!

704 Main Street, Chelsea, IA  52215

Matchstick Marvels Museum


Patrick Acton turns ordinary wooden matchsticks into detailed works of art.  Since 1977 he has used millions of wooden matchsticks to create models both large and small such as the US Capitol and the USS Iowa.

The Gladbrook Theater shows current movies Friday through Wednesday.

319—2nd Street
Gladbrook, IA  50635
Matchstick Marvels is open April 1 to November 30
7 days a week from 1-5pm

Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel


Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel is the largest full service casino in the Midwest.  Whatever your game of choice, you can bet we have it!  Ranging from slot machines and video poker to Bingo, Racebook and Keno to Table Games and Live Poker. Meskwaki offers deluxe hotel accommodations, luxurious spa and salon treatments, multiple dining options and a variety of gaming.  The action never stops at Meskwaki.

1504 – 305th Street (Highway 30 West)
Tama, IA 52339

(800) 728-4263
Open 24/7  Year Round