Heritage Square Park, located along Second Street in downtown Odebolt
contains several historic destinations.
Odebolt Historical Museum
The museum is located on the corner of 2nd and Maple Streets in downtown Odebolt. Displays feature military history, 1900's kitchen, a barbershop, hospital equipment, school memorabilia, music section, many local artifacts, as well as historical items and photos from Odebolt's past. Open by appointment
Peterson Pioneer Home
This is one of the first homes built in Odebolt about 1886. In 1975-76 the dwelling was refurbished and furnished with antiques of the late 1800s. The Peterson Pioneer Home sits across from the Odebolt Museum on 2nd Street. Contact Odebolt City Hall at 712-668-2231 (205 W. 2nd St.) for information or to set up a time to tour the home.
Iowa Rural Schools Museum http://www.iowaruralschoolsmuseum.net/
The Richland #1 rural school house was moved from the country to 2nd Street in Odebolt in October 2011 and has been furnished with country school memorabilia and history from the Odebolt area as well as throughout Iowa.
Odebolt's historic bank
Located on Main Street between 1st and 2nd Streets, the bank was built in 1915 as "First National Bank" by W.P. Adams of "Adams Ranch" fame. The bank remains in nearly original condition. The bank sat unused from 1934 to 1967 and served as "Odebolt State Bank" starting in 1967. In 2008 it became a branch of First State Bank of Ida Grove and the building was repaired and restored. The bank maintains a small history room, open on occasion, with history of the Adams banking and ranch interests.
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|The Iowa Rural Schools Museum, with Peterson Pioneer Home in the background.|