- Historic Sites
Floyd County Museum
The Floyd County museum is one of the largest rural county museums in all of the Midwest, with over 50,000 artifacts depicting early and recent prairie life, both agricultural and industrial. In 1999, the museum opened its new climate-controlled exhibit area, featuring historic farm tractors, implements and tools of the last century. Charles City is the birthplace of the gasoline-driven tractor, and the museum displays several models manufactured here: Hart-Parr, Oliver, and White. Visitors should be sure to see the turn-of-the-century drug store, the country school classroom, and other period rooms inside the museum.