Czech Trail

CZECH TRAIL
303 Main Street
Clutier, IA  52217
319-961-9795

Meetings: Varies. Please contact Gerry Kopriva to be added to the email list or phone tree.

RURAL CZECH PLACES AND THINGS OF INTEREST

CHELSEA AREA

  • Circus Paintings
  • Catholic Church Steeple
  • Scenic Byway
  • Lincoln Highway
  • Otter Creek Bridge
  • Iowa River and her temperamental passions
  • Haven One-room School House
  • Annual Fall Festival (Sunday before Labor Day)

CLUTIER AREA

  • ZCBJ Hall (Last one standing in Iowa tied to original group)
  • 1915 Jail
  • Museum with Czech books
  • Bohemie Plum Festival (1st Saturday in August & Friday before)
  • Clutier Hotel
  • Pioneer Cemetery love tree
  • St. Wenceslaus Church & cemetery w/ chapels
  • 110 year old Corpus Christi celebration yearly
  • Czech Point Restaurant & Pub

ELBERON AREA

  • Methodist Church
  • Train Set
  • Brothel?
  • Elberon Bar & Grill
  • The Fire
  • Czech Weaving Classes
  • Creamery

VINING AREA

  • Rocky Mountain Oyster Feed (1st Saturday in February)
  • Catholic Church
  • CSA Hall (artwork inside)
  • Oldest Ford Dealership in Iowa
  • Vining Grocery Store
  • Rose Garden
  • Bohemian Alps
  • National Cemetery
  • Annual Flea Market (1st Sunday in April)

Other

  • river recreations
  • nature recreations
  • hunting, fishing, boating, skiing
  • the Czech trail churches
  • Czech friendships through spaces and time
  • Czech language arts
  • barn quilts on the trail the signifies the Czech colors and patterns in a unique way

FOUNDING LEADERS

  • Ardene Cross, Mayor of Clutier, original founder
  • Gerry Kopriva, Clutier
  • Peter Hoenle, Iowa Valley RC
  • Dale Stout, Vining
  • Janet Stout, Vining
  • Linda Gettle, Elberon City Clerk
  • Roger Ochs, Chelsea
  • Melissa Balvin, Chelsea City Clerk
  • Lindi Roelofse, Tama County Economic Development
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