There is lots to explore of interest to both young and old, including an early 1800s stage coach, antique farm tools and implements, a school display, a home setting, a doctor’s office, a beauty parlor and many pictures from the past.

The Polk County History Museum is within walking distance of the Polk County Courthouse, which was built in 1859, and historical markers and points of interest, such as the Howard Monument, the Dough Boy statue and Stearns Park.The entrance is in the rear of the building on the lower level.