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The Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce102 Chestnut Street
The Rock Island Depot located at the north end of Chestnut Street in Atlantic was once listed as one of Iowa's most endangered properties, but was saved and restored by ARISE. It is now the home of the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce. Stop by and see us today.

Log CabinCity Park, 6th & Poplar
The Log Cabin in the City Park was put up by the Atlantic Rotary Club as a Bicentennial Project in 1976. The cabin was originally built by John Gingery in 1863, and was located on the Charles Gipple farm in Pymosa Township. The 14 × 18 foot cabin was disassembled and brought to the park, where it serves as Santa's headquarters at Christmas time.

War Memorials6th & Chestnut
City Park is also the home of a memorial to war veterans. The monument with statues commemorating soldiers of different wars is located on the east side of the park, along Chestnut Street.

Sunnyside Park10th & Sunnyside Lane
Sunnyside Park in Atlantic, located on 10th Street and Sunnyside Lane boasts a new outdoor pool, tennis courts, a skate park area, a slow pitch softball field, picnic areas with shelters, rest rooms and playground equipment for kids. It is also adjacent to the Cass County Fairgrounds.

Country School HouseSunnyside Park
The Old Country School House that is located in Sunnyside Park is a reminder of what school days were like, not so long ago. Maintained by the Lions Club, the building is available for tours.

Kiddie KorralSunnyside Park
The Kiddie Korral shelter offers a grill and playground equipment. A great spot for families to picnic or for a family reunion.

T-Bone Trail
The Cass County segment of the T-Bone Trail was dedicated in October of 2002. The trailhead is located near the intersection of Hwy. 71 and I-80, just south of the motel. It stretches about three miles towards Atlantic, and will someday hook up with other segments to the north, as part of an over 21 mile recreational trail planned to go from Audubon to Atlantic.

Nishna Valley Family YMCA1100 Maple Street, (712) 243-3934
Atlantic's new Nishna Valley YMCA includes a weight room, two racquetball courts, two gymnasiums, walking track, indoor playground, childwatch, and an indoor pool.

Farmer’s Market
Tuesday nights and Saturday mornings, residents and visitors can find fresh produce, baked goods and other Iowa products at the Atlantic Farmers Market. Located in the parking lot of Orscheln Farm & Home Supply, the market is open Tuesday nights 5-7 p.m. and Saturday mornings, 9-11 a.m. The market is open June through the end of October.

Great Regional Attractions

The Cass County Historical Museum
The Cass County Historical Museum is on the National Register of Historic Places. It has been completely restored, redecorated, and it reopened in July 2007. The museum houses archives and artifacts of life in Cass County from the earliest Indian inhabitants to the present.
412 Main Street, Griswold, Iowa

The Danish Windmill
Located in Elk Horn, north of Atlantic, was built in 1848 in Norre Snede, Denmark. It was brought over to this country in 1976, and now serves as a gift shop and tourist information center in the Danish village of Elk Horn.
The Danish Windmill Corporation
P.O. Box 245, 4038 Main, Elk Horn, Iowa 51531, (712) 764-7472

The Danish Immigrant Museum
This museum is home to the permanent exhibit "Across Oceans/Across Time" that tells the story of Danish immigrants leaving their homeland and settling across America. Visit the miniature Morning Star Chapel and the Jens Dixen homesteader's cabin; shop for unique Danish gifts in the Museum Shop. Visit the Family History & Genealogy Center and Bedstemor's House (restored Victorian grandmother's house) on Main Street.

The Hitchcock House63788 567th Lane, Lewis, IA 51544, (712) 769-2323
Once a stop on the underground railroad, is located nearby in Lewis. Open for tours May 1 through September 30, Tuesdays through Sundays from 1-5 p.m.

Walnut, Iowa
Iowa’s Antique City is a short 15-minute drive from downtown Atlantic. From Highway 83, travel west to Walnut, where you can shop all day and night for antiques.