Manning...Where the Pioneer Spirit is thriving and our Heritage is preserved.

Some interesting sites to see in Manning, Iowa

History, Recreation, Meals


Manning, Iowa on Highway 141 in Carroll County, incorporated in 1881
Population 1450 -- approximately 2 miles wide and 2 miles long

Like most small towns, Manning was built on culture and history.
The English originally settled the area but in the 1880s immigrants from Germany started moving in. They were people of many trades and most had agricultural backgrounds. Farming was the backbone of the community which continues to this day.

Aerial photos by Scenic Concepts

Main Street - the life-blood of a community

Brick paved Main Street - since 1915


The German Village Mall on Main Street.


Manning Heritage Park - Location of
Willow Creek Park - where camper parking and limited hookups are available.
Historic Trinity Lutheran Church - available for weddings, funerals, and other church events for all denominations.
The BIG MOVE! June 6, 2006
Youtube video

Leet/Hassler farmplace - with fully restored home and farm buildings.
German Bauernhaus (Hausbarn) - close-up below.
Contact information: Phone - (712) 655-3131 or E-mail -

Authentic German Hausbarn originally built in 1660 in Germany, now re-constructed in Manning. The Hausbarn is on the east edge of Manning, south of highway 141 one quarter mile.
(for more information click here)


The Manning Library on Main Street.
There is a pictorial history of Manning on display that was created by Orval Fink & Arthur Rix of Manning. Approximately 130 panels loaded with all kinds of scenes from Manning's history.


VanWall (originally Puck Implement Company) along Highway 141. There are 4 large agricultural Mosaics facing the highway. (for more information click here)


The Manning Parks and Recreation Center, complete with full size gymnasium, racquetball court, exercise room (weights, treadmill, exercise bikes) waterslides & splash pad, and a 6 lane indoor swimming pool.


Main Street in 1910 --- Alfredo Romo of Texas painted this early history scene on the south wall of the Duckwalls business on Main Street (summer of 2002).


Forgotten Corner Museum (as of 2021 this museum is closed) (1305 East Street) --- about 1 mile south of 141 past the Manning School.
This full-size antique tractor weather vane is one of many interesting things that can be seen at the Merlyn & Bev (Dalgety) Irlbeck farm place.
They put on an annual Christmas display and also have a barn and newly added machine building with old antiques of all kinds.


IKM-Manning School
Manning's first town school was built in 1883 and throughout the years 3 other school buildings were built.
In 1973 all of the grades were located in this school building (Bulldogs - school mascot) on the southeast edge of town.
In 2011 the districts of IKM (Irwin, Kirkman, Manilla) and Manning were merged to become the IKM-Manning Wolves.


Manning Regional Healthcare Center dedicated in 2014
Manning's first hospital was built in 1927 and known as the Wyatt Memorial Hospital.
It was torn down and replaced by the new hospital now located on the Southwest edge of Manning.


Manning Fire & Rescue built in 2015

Charter members of the Schuetzen Verein who donated their old hall to the firemen.

1928 LaFrance

World Champion running team in 1913


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