The Guthrie County Tourism Council is a volunteer organization whose mission is to promote the communities, events, and attractions throughout Guthrie County, Iowa.

We invite you to discover our beautiful county located just minutes from our State’s capital – Des Moines, Iowa.  We offer small-town hospitality with old-world charm.  In fact, you won’t find one stop light in all of Guthrie County. What you will find are beautiful views of rural Iowa and an abundance of activities and attractions, entertainment, dining, lodging, and shopping to please everyone.

Guthrie County, covering 591 square miles in west-central Iowa, is made up of a beautiful rural landscape dotted with ten incorporated communities: Adair, Bagley, Bayard, Casey, Guthrie Center, Jamaica, Menlo, Panora, Stuart, and Yale. Just a short 45-mile drive from the Des Moines metropolitan area, the county is also home to two private lake developments: Lake Panorama and Diamondhead Lake.

Discover original prairies, flowing rivers, scenic roadways, historic towns, and miles and miles of trails. Whether you stay for an hour, a day, or a lifetime, there truly is something for everyone to discover in Guthrie County.  We hope you enjoy your visit.

Visit to discover Iowa’s simply beauty.

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The Tourism Council can be reached via phone (641) 755-2989 and email [email protected].