• The Interstate Park on the west edge of the City of Mitchell (pop. 131) is home to the Mitchell Powerhouse and Dam.  The facility is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the only operating hydro-electric power plants in the state of Iowa.
  • Mitchell County (pop. 10,631) is unique in that it is the westernmost county in Iowa with naturally reproducing trout streams. The Iowa DNR supplements these populations at four streams within the County. They are Burr Oak Creek northeast of theCity of Osage  (pop. 3,574), Spring Creek near the  City of Orchard (pop. 71), Turtle Creek at the Boerjan Wildlife Area north of theCity of St. Ansgar (pop. 1,125), and the Wapsipinicon River north of Pinicon Alders Wildlife Area near the City of McIntire (pop. 119).
  • The north branch of the Wapsi-Great Western Line Trail starts in the  City of Riceville  (pop. 790).  The Trail is hard surfaced the entire eleven (11) miles and offers visitors a glimpse into the past and the future as they travel through the Old Order Amish farming community around McIntire.  Users will literally see horse powered agriculture all along the trail. North of McIntire riders get close and personal with giant wind generators towering over 260 feet in the air.
  • Spring Park, located 1 1/2 miles west of Osage, is home to an artesian well-spring that has been flowing since 1890. Many come to drink this refreshing cold water or to “make a wish.”
  • The Fox River Mills, Inc., a sock manufacturer based in Osage, owns the trademark on the Red Heel socks used to make sock monkeys.  Fox River Mills includes instructions for making a sock monkey in every packet of Red Heel socks.

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