Directions:       By Car      By Plane      By Train      By Bicycle

By Car:    Charles City, Iowa, is midway between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Des Moines:

Local directions: From US 18 / US 218 / Iowa 27 (also known as the Avenue of the Saints, a four-lane freeway), exit 218 and turn south on county road T64 (Shadow Ave.). Follow two miles, then turn east (left) at 240th St., a gravel road. Follow one mile, then turn north (left) at Timber Ave.; follow a quarter-mile. The house is to the left; enter at the second driveway. Click here for a map.

Motor coach/bus operators: The driveway, a loop near the home, is designed to easily accommodate buses for entering, parking and exiting. No backing up is required.

By Plane

Charter air service is available to Charles City Municipal Airport (5 minute drive), a Level II regional airport. Commercial flights and auto rental services are available at these area airports:

By Train

Amtrak passenger service is available at Winona, Minnesota, a scenic 2-1/2 hour drive via Interstate 90 and US 218, or via secondary roads through the Richard J. Dorer Memorial State Forest. Call (800) USA-RAIL . Auto rental service is available at Winona.

By Bicycle

Why not? Iowa's gently rolling landscape is perfect for long-distance cycling. Many local rural roads are hard-surfaced, and the off-highway county roads are especially ideal for bicyclists. Check ahead for weather conditions and possible detours, and contact the appropriate state Department of Transportation and local authorities to plan your full route. For bicycle travel information in Iowa, go to the IDOT website.

Charles City proudly hosted the 1982, 1996, 2002, and 2010 Register Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI�), sponsored by the Des Moines Register. For camping information, contact the Charles City Area Chamber of Commerce at (641) 228-4234.

 

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