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Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame

101 2nd Ave SW, Cresco, IA 52136

Four larger-than-life wrestlers — Dan Gable, Norman Borlaug, Gary Kurdelmeier, and Harold Nichols — now stand watch on a large, just-completed mural outside the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame in Cresco, Iowa. The 40-foot by 17-foot mural,painted on the exterior of The Exchange Cresco, features the image of the foursome …

Prairie’s Edge Nature Center

11562 Valley Avenue Cresco, IA, 52136

Cresco’s most recent addition to the community was the Prairie’s Edge Nature Center at Vernon Springs. The Nature Center is managed by the Howard County Conservation and Naturalist. They have a wide selection of programs from insects and trees to wildflowers. Hours Monday – Friday: 8AM – Noon & 1PM …

Norman Borlaug Boyhood Farm

19518 200th St, Cresco, IA 52136

For over a half century, the scientific and humanitarian achievements of Dr. Norman Borlaug, recipient of over 50 honorary Doctorate Degrees, kept starvation at bay for millions of people in third world countries. Dr. Borlaug is one of only seven people in the world to be awarded the Nobel Peace …

Kellow House

324 4th Ave W Cresco, IA 52136

Built in 1880 by William Kellow, Jr., the Kellow House is a fine example of a Second Empire style home. The Historical Society acquired the home in 1969 and restored the interior, but made no structural changes. William Kellow Sr., a farmer and stonemason, quarried the stone and built the …