Driftless Center

Photos courtesy of Main Street Studios

Free Admission


  • Monday 8:00- 4:30
  • Tuesday 8:00 - 4:30
  • Wednesday 8:00 - 4:30
  • Thursday 8:00 - 4:30
  • Friday 8:00 - 4:30
  • Saturday 12:00 - 4:00
  • Sunday - 12:00 - 4:00
  • The Center will be CLOSED on the following county holidays: New Year’s Eve, New Year’s day, MLK, Jr. Day, Good Friday & Easter, Veteran’s day, Thanksgiving day, the Friday and weekend following Thanksgiving , Christmas day and the day after unless otherwise noted. The Center reserves the rights to be closed additional days and times.

    Public education programs

    All public education programs, host by ACCB, are posted on our calendar, Facebook, and published in the Waukon Standard.

    Upcoming Events

    june 2024

    07jun6:00 pmCreature Feature: Happenin' Herps!

    11jun10:30 amStory Time with the Driftless

    13jun3:30 pmNew Albin Public Library

    19jun8:30 pmSummer Solstice Prairie Firefly Walk

    25jun3:30 pmAfternoon with the Driftless

    july 2024

    09jul10:30 amStory Time with the Driftless

    11jul3:30 pmNew Albin Public Library

    20jul10:00 am12:00 pmPaint the Protected: Blue-Spotted Salamander

    23jul3:30 pmAfternoon with the Driftless

    Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center

    The cultural, recreational, natural, and historical significance of the Driftless Area is the primary focus of the interpretive exhibits at the Driftless Area Education and Visitor Center. Featuring three levels and 10,000 sq. ft., the building is nestled beneath limestone bluffs with scenic river views. Here, at this very place, a new chapter has begun.

    Let your imagination flow down to the river landing, where the waters of Village Creek gently converge with the Mississippi River near Lansing, Iowa. Imagine a place once bustling with clanking tools and shouts of fishermen hauling in the day’s catch; the low, mournful sound of the steamboat whistle echoing through the steep bluffs and along the sacred, earthen mounds. Towering glaciers passed around this very spot—scraping and scouring all but this land, a breathtaking region known as the Driftless Area.


    The Driftless Area Education and Visitor Center is owned and operated by the Allamakee County Conservation Board (ACCB) for the following purpose:

    To promote ACCB environmental education programs, youth education, and provide a venue for conservation organizations and teacher workshops. As the center boardroom and classroom area is not used every day by the ACCB, the board is pleased to offer the boardroom and classroom area for private use when not being used for educational purposes.

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