We hope as you visit Harrison County that you will enjoy your stay and experience the area’s natural beauty and small town values we hold dear. Home to three scenic byways and the Loess Hills State Forest, driving here is an experience in itself. Look for the Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway, Loess Hills National Scenic Byway and Western Skies Scenic Byway signs and follow them as they gently curve and flow through the county. More information may be found on the Scenic Byways page.
Stop by the Harrison County Welcome Center and Historical Village to pick up tourism information and browse through the gift shop with Iowa-made products and Loess Hills wine. DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge will revive your senses, the Wisecup Farm Museum will take you back to yesteryear, and the Watson Steam Train will make you feel like a kid again. The Loess Hills Lavender Farm, and Sawmill Hollow Family Farm as well as Small’s Fruit Farm, bring you a wide array of tastes, scents and locally grown products to enjoy. These are just a sample of the wide array of our museums and state and national historical sites. Visit the Attractions & Agritourism page for more information.
Whether you’re looking for an outdoor experience, historical attractions and museums, or shopping and dining, Harrison County is the place for you. Trails, camping, fishing, antiquing and unique shops can be found throughout the area. Tourism and industry go hand in hand here. From attractions and entertainment to manufacturing and education, we are committed to offering a quality of life that is second to none.
Our business-friendly, pro-development county and quality educational opportunities work together to provide an atmosphere for growth and enhancement. Our county, as well as all 10 communities, welcome you to enjoy our local hospitality and small-town charm.