Located in the rolling hills of Monroe County, Albia is just 65 miles South of Des Moines. This bustling community has been restored to its historic beauty. A living architectural museum, the 92 building business district, courthouse, and several homes can be found on the National Register of Historic Places. Each August, to celebrate this accomplishment Albia Restoration Days is held. Other festivities include Cruzin' Albia and the Christmas Victorian Stroll.
Held the fourth weekend in June, Cruzin' Albia 50's and 60's Celebration features midway attractions, music performed by local artists, food, and of course - cruisers gathered around the square. The Christmas Victorian Stroll boasts 50 storefront windows displaying Living Christmas cards. There are street characters in period costumes, carolers, carriage rides around the decorated square, and luminaries to light your path. To top it all off, hospitality centers are available to serve you homemade cookies, coffee, and hot chocolate. This popular event is held the first Saturday in December.
Wildlife including bald eagles, white tailed deer, and wild turkey, abound in the many recreational areas that can be found in this Southern Iowa community. Iowa's largest lake, Lake Rathbun, is just 15 minutes south of Albia and includes 34,000 acres of public land and water. Camping, recreation areas and a bike trail can be located at the Albia Reservoir, a 55-acre fishing reservoir, and at Lake Miami, a state-owned fishing lake. Tennis courts, ball diamonds, and park equipment can be found at the Monroe County Sports Complex.
Golf (Check our Specials for Golf Package)
Tennis (at North City Park)
Monroe County Sports Complex
Monroe County Aquatic Center