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Boone, Iowa Posted On: 2/16/2009 11:12:16 PM
Small town mid-western living at it's best is the way to describe Boone, Iowa. Centrally located in Iowa; Boone is just minutes from Ames, home to Iowa State University, and less than an hour north of Des Moines. Besides the ability to tap into the culture of these two Communities, you are also less than a 1/2-days drive to Kansas City, Omaha, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Chicago, St. Louis and Sioux Falls, SD.
The city still celebrates its railroad heritage with its annual Pufferbilly Days celebration. There are lots of area tourist attractions such as the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, Snus Hill Winery, The Iowa Arboritum, Ledges State Park, the Birthplace of Mamie Doud Eisenhower,Boone County Historical Museaum and Seven Oaks recreation. For hunters there is an abundane of public hunting land along the Des Moines River,and Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the city's parks, including McHose Park.
There is a nice mix of industry and many unique shops in the downtown area.
A very good school system as well as a branch of the Des Moines Araea Community College (DMACC).
The community has remained around 13,000 in population for many years, but the rural homes and sub-divisions continue to grow.