The Villages of Van Buren is one of the top travel destinations in Iowa and the Midwest in general having been awarded "Iowa Tourism County of the Year" in 1989, 1991, 1997, 2000, 2002 and 2004. We are also proud to be included as one of only nine Iowa locations in the best-selling book "1,000 Places to See Before You Die" in the U.S. and Canada.
You'll find a wealth of information on the sites below. Enjoy your stay!
Join others as they gather in the Villages of Van Buren to learn from the resident artisans in their personal studios. Spend a weekend plein air painting along the Des Moines River, or step back in time as you throw bowls in a Pottery Shop. The inspiring and relaxing atmosphere of scenic Van Buren County, Iowa is, and will continue to be, a haven for creative beings.