Carroll County

Swan Lake State Park & Conservation Education Center

510 acre park includes 110 acre lake, biking and walking trails, disc golf, cross country skiing, camping, swimming, concession, paddle boat & canoe rentals, wildlife exhibits is located two miles south and ½ mile east of Carroll. The Conservation education center is a public facility. It celebrates the natural and cultural resources of Carroll County and West Central Iowa. The building contains interactive displays and exhibits as well as large meeting rooms, concessions and a gift shop.

Santa Maria Vineyard & Winery

Located 218 W 6th St. near downtown Carroll. See the winery in a renovated historic building along the Old Lincoln Highway (Hwy 30). Try their award-winning wines, relax on an outdoor piazza, grab a bite at the restaurant or warm up in front of the fireplace. Vineyard is located in Willey. For more information please visit,

Sauk Rail Trail

The 33 mile paved hiking, biking and walking trail runs from Swan Lake State Park, Carroll to Blake Hawk State Park, Lake View. Enjoy the beautiful country side along the trail. For more information please visit,

German Hausbarn/Heritage Park/Trinity Church

Travel through time to experience Manning's authentic German Hausbarn, built in 1660 in Schleswig-Holstein Germany and reconstructed in 1999 in Manning. Experience the 1915 era Leet-Hassler Farmstead, restored to its original state with all the furnishings of the period. The 92 year old Trinity Lutheran Church's congregation organized in 1881 by immigrants from northern Germany. For more information please visit,

Great Western Park

Great Western Park is located on the southwestern edge of Manning, IA and is managed by the Carroll County Conservation Board. The original lake was restored and the whole park is continually being developed. The park features a shelter house, modern restrooms and shower house, playground, fishing, walking trails, shooting range, and a campground. The lake is 12 acres and 14 feet deep, equipped with a boat ramp. Learn More

Merchants Park

Constructed in 1949, Carroll Merchants Park has a rich history with America's greatest pastime. The diamond originally hosted Carroll's first semi-pro baseball team, the Merchants, from the late 1940s and the early 1950s. Merchants Park later served as a venue for the Iowa high school state baseball championship from the 1990s until 2005. Merchants Park now hosts a Merchants baseball team that plays in the Pioneer Collegiate Baseball League. Learn More