Communities/Britt, Iowa
The Victorian Armstrong House is one of Britt’s top tourist attractions.

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Located in north-central Iowa, the city of Britt prides itself as a tight-knit community with a knack for hospitality and fellowship. Once a meager stop on the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul rail lines, Britt officially became a city in 1881. Today, more than 2,000 residents call Britt home. Key attractions include the Hancock County Agricultural Museum, an extensive collection of restored farm machinery and tools dating back to the 1840s; the Armstrong House—a massive... 

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1000 Mbps

Closest Airport

Des Moines International Airport • 125 mi

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The railroad plays a defining role in the identity of Britt, Iowa, with the city named after a former railroad employee in the 1800s. Today, Britt is home to the National Hobo Convention—the largest gathering of hobos and rail-riders in the United States.

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