There’s A Shipwreck Ruin From 1865 With 250,000 Artifacts At This Island State Park And Refuge In Iowa

Believe it or not, there’s a shipwreck right here in Southwest Iowa (just north of Omaha) that seemingly has everything but pirates in its history.

Have you ever been birdwatching at DeSoto or Wilson Island? Learn more about visiting the DeSoto Steamboat Bertrand Museum here. Did you know about the shipwreck that happened near there over 150 years ago? If you’ve seen the artifacts, which was your favorite? Steamship ruins aren’t the only fascinating ruins around – if you love history, you’ll want to visit these spots as well.

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Address: Wilson Island State Recreation Area, 32801 Camp Ground Ln, Missouri Valley, IA 51555, USA
Address: Desoto National Wildlife Refuge, 1434 316th Ln, Missouri Valley, IA 51555, USA