Tama County, Iowa

Tama County Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Our Historic recommendations…


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

Traer Historical Museum


Items and displays pertaining to northern Tama County history.  Civil War era 3” ordnance rifle, an area honoring James “Tama Jim” Wilson, hand-carved folk art, business, home, agriculture, and school memorabilia.

514—2nd Street
Traer, IA  50675
Find us on Facebook – Traer Historical Museum
Open  Apr-Dec by appointment

Tama County Museum & Genealogy Library


Celebrating and preserving Tama County’s past.  Extensive genealogy library.  Three floors of exhibits including Native American artifacts & art, furnished log cabin, military and agricultural displays.

200 N. Broadway
Toledo, IA 52342
(641) 484-6767
Mar – Dec   Tues-Sat 1-4:30 pm

Lincoln Highway Bridge


Marks the Lincoln Highway which took early travelers through Tama-Toledo.  Built in 1915.  Guard rail sides spell out LINCOLN HIGHWAY in block lettering concrete.

Sponsored by State Bank of Toledo

Wieting Theatre & Opera House


The Wieting was builtin 1912 by Ella Wieting in the Classical Revival Style.  Today it shows modern movies and hosts community events throughout the year.  In 2012 the front of the house was restored to its former glory, and modern projection and sound equipment installed.  In 2018 the back of the house restoration provided state-of-the-art rigging and lights for theatrical performances as well as an event space for meetings and receptions.  This building is on the National Registry of Historic Places

101 S. Church Street
Toledo, IA 52342
Movies shown every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night (and Thursdays during summer months).
Check the website for special events.