Atkinson

An Oasis for Gardeners – Atkinson

Atkinson is a farming community located on U.S. Highway 6 and conveniently off I-80.   Atkinson offers a nice alternative to the hustle and bustle of city life as a choice for all ages and lifestyles. With access to the Hennepin Canal State Parkway, visitors enjoy biking, fishing, horseback riding, and boating all year long.  Join us for a fun-filled day at the annual Heritage Day in August where our heritage is for everyone! Relax under a shade tree, take in the car show, or a game of rolle bolle.

Annual Events:

  • Heritage Day ~ Our Heritage is for Everyone
  • Vintage Farm Equipment Show
  • Christmas Festival

American Discovery Trail
Address: Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park
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Bureau Junction to Iowa Line (Rock Island) What a way to travel - about 75 miles, from one major river to another (the Illinois and the Mississippi), all on one newly built trail. The Hennepin Parkway...

Atkinson Motorsports Park
Address: 23354 US Hwy 6
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Motorsports enthusiasts who love to have their adrenaline mixed with octane are sure to love riding the unrestricted trails at Atkinson Motorsport Park's Gob Hill. Gob Hill encompasses more than 200 a...

City: Atkinson
Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Ride until dusk
Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park
Address: 24000 N 1920th St
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The Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park, a 104-mile linear park, is a rustic, historic, educational, and recreational jewel spanning five counties and includes the entire width of Henry County with acce...

City: Atkinson
Lisa’s Place
Address: 22385 US Hwy. 6
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On a road trip and looking for a good place to have breakfast or lunch? Lisa’s place is worth the drive wherever you are traveling from or to! Down home friendly service features home baked bread and...

City: Atkinson
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Old Mill Gardens
Address: 108 East Exchange Street
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Old Mill Gardens is a small town shop with small town charm. Decor and offerings change with the season. Spring offers delightful garden art and flowers for your planters. Year round home decor with s...

City: Atkinson
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Closed Sunday
The Barn
Address: 109 West Main Street
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The Corner Tap
Address: 512 North State Street
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Vintage Farm Equipment Museum
Address: Bridge Park
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Learn about the agricultural heritage of the area by visiting the Vintage Farm Equipment Museum.  The museum houses the many items of vintage farm equipment belonging to the Vintage Farm Equipment Ass...

City: Atkinson
Hours: by appointment