Our final stop before Storm Lake will be Hanover Historical Village. While the village may be unincorporated (actually has a population of three) it is not to be missed and will be a great place to stop and grab a bite to eat before you head to Storm Lake.

Hanover Historical Village is a grouping of historic buildings including a general store, homes, a blacksmith shop, and an early 1900’s home. Each is packed with interesting historic items, in fact the village is dedicated to collecting, observing and interpreting the history of the people who have made Northwest Iowa their home.

They will be serving homemade rhubarb pie, sandwiches, bars, energy drinks, and other snacks, as well as both bottled and free water all afternoon. Keep up with Hanover’s RAGBRAI preparations on Facebook, here: http://ift.tt/1d8AZNz

Check out this preview video on Hanover Village from the Des Moines Register’s Bryon Houlgrave: http://ift.tt/1CwHJ3M

Vernon Winterhof, chairman of Hanover, stands outside of one of the historic buildings that make up the tiny town of Hanover, west of Storm Lake. The rich Iowa farm history will give RAGBRAI riders a peak at what life was like in the early 20th century.

Dennis and Karen Meenen of Berthoud, Colorado, take their own photo in front of the Hanover Store at the historic Hanover Village Monday morning July 23, 2012 during RAGBRAI XL. (Rodney White/The Register)


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