Places to see
If you like tractors, this is a museum that can’t be missed. Lyle and Helen Dumont are known for having one of the best antique tractor displays in the Midwest. Their collections include tractors, dolls, toys, wagons, machinery, Roy Roger memorabilia, and their newest addition of an operating Lionel Train Layout.
Location: 20595 255th Street
Phone Number: 641-622-9937
Open: Weekends May through October, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or by appointment
Keokuk County Courthouse
The neoclassical building, built in 1910 contains a display of Indian relics in the lobby. The upper stories contain 4 murals painted by C.E. Rang of Chicago in 1912. There are also large oil paintings of Lydia Huntley Sigourney and Chief Keokuk, and a stained glass dome.
Location: Downtown Sigourney
Phone Number: 641-622-2320
Open: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Keokuk County Historical Society Museum
The Historical Society houses a museum of Keokuk County artifacts and a genealogy department with cemetery records and obituaries. They also have photographs, quilts, books, maps, and antiques on display throughout the building.
Location: 402 East Elm
Phone Number: 641-622-3005
Open: Wednesday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Group tours by appointment.
Lewis Memorial Fountain
The fountain was a gift to the town of Sigourney from Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Lewis in memory of their daughter Ethel Beatrix. The three-pooled fountain was dedicated in 1940, and is in operation May through September featuring a spectacular, rotating light show.
Location: North East Corner of Courthouse Lawn, Downtown Sigourney
Sigourney Public Library
Our new library opened in 2005 and is located on Highway 92 East. It offers 7000 square feet of space, including a large meeting room and four public access computers. Stop in and enjoy the wonderful selection of books, videos, audio books, CD’s, and DVD’s that are available. Story hour is offered during the school year.
Location: 720 East Jackson Street
Phone Number: 641-622-2890
The Stone House
Built in 1855, the oldest house in Sigourney is maintained as a museum by the Keokuk County Historical Society.
Location: 321 North Shuffleton
Open: By appointment.