Van Buren County Welcome Center and McCoy Historical Museum
809 First Street
All visitors are encouraged to stop at the Van Buren County Welcome Center upon arriving in the Villages of Van Buren in scenic Southeast Iowa. You will find helpful information about your visit to the Villages and our friendly staff will answer any questions you have about your stay. While there, be sure to see the amazing displays of memorabilia collected from throughout Van Buren County. This is also your Villages of Van Buren souvenir headquarters!
The History of the Building
The building was originally built as a one-story home. (c. 1870) It was constructed of locally fired brick in a traditional architecture type, along the Des Moines River which has become a folk home style. After 1947 it was converted to a commercial property. In succession, it was a telephone company, medical office for Doctors Worrell and Furomoto, and an insurance office. McCoy Insurance Service is responsible for the extensive restoration, the building underwent in the 1990's and the addition of the picket fence, landscaping and Van Buren County artifacts.