The Lion & The Lamb Bed & Breakfast
913 2nd Ave, Vinton, Iowa 52349


Things to Do & Places To Eat in Vinton

Things to Do in Vinton

Shopping:

Vinton has many downtown shops to choose from.  We have jewelry, shoes, clothing, home decor, antiques, knick knacks, flowers, balloons, gifts, videos, fireplaces, hot tubs, candles, stationary, picture framing, sewing items, etc.

Historic Sites:

  • Walking Tour Brochure of 43 Historic Properties

  • Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School 472-5221 ext. 1104

  • The Ray House 472-2991 (Victorian Mansion)

  • The Horridge House 472-4574

  • The Railroad Depot & Museum 472-5939

  • Youngville Cafe & Tourism Center Hwy 30 & 218 (319-477-6191)

  • Harvest of Walls: Tour downtown Vinton to see 8-10 Murals painted over Labor day weekend year 2000 by over 100 National Artists

Golfing: 

  • Vinton Country Club 472-4052

  • Golf Right Indoor golfing year round 472-4151

  • Vinton Recreation Center Mini-golf 472-5168

  • Wildcat Golf Course Shellsburg 319-436-4653

Movies:

Live Theater:

  • Act I of Benton County (Vinton) 472-2621 or 472-5308 www.act1.org 

  • Old Creamery Theater (Amana) 800-352-6262

Biking, Walking & Skiing:

  • Cedar Valley Nature Trail - Runs from Cedar Rapids to Waterloo  319-398-3505

  • Old Creamery Trail runs from Vinton to Garrison and beyond.

  • Down Hill & Cross Country at Sundown Mountain Ski Resort in Dubuque (888-sundown)

Fishing, Hunting & Boating: 

  • Fishing along the Cedar River (Bring your own equipment)

  • Hunting on various public hunting grounds -Benton County Conservation 472-4942

  • Rent paddle boats, canoes & Fishing boats at Rogerís Park (2113 57th St. Tl.) 472-4942 or Pleasant Creek State Park/Palo

Vinton Recreation Dept. 472-4164:

  • Sledding 

  • Swimming at the Pool 472-5334 and at various County parks where beach is provided - Roger's & Pleasant Creek

  • Tennis, Racquetball, basketball & weight training 

  • Frisbee golf

  • Roller Skating (Vinton Skate & Activity Center 472-5168)

  • Miniature golf (Vinton Skate & Activity Center 472-5168 )

  • Ice Skating (Open air, bring your own skates - winter only

Bowling: Berryís Lanes 472-3757

Paint Ball: 

  • Iowa Paintball Park - 2575 59th Street Dr. (319) 241-1410

  • Adventure Park Paintball -3176 61st Street Ln. Shellsburg, IA 52332 (319) 453-5530

Car Races at Benton County Speedway - Sunday nights May thru Labor Day 472-4603

Close to Vinton:

Sky Diving: Paradise Skydives at Vinton Airport 472-4975

Mild-Wild Aerobatic Thrill Ride at Vinton Airport (Eddie J. Merchant 319-310-3000)

Hot Air Ballooning (Buzzard's Glory 319-363-3842)

Cedar Rock a Frank Lloyd Wright house in Quasqueton 319-934-3572

Visit Grant Wood Tourism Center & Gallery in Anamosa 319-462-4267

The Amana Colonies

The Amish Communities of the Hazelton Area

Iowa Caves

Brucemore Mansion in Cedar Rapids 319-362-7375

For more information on things to do in Eastern Iowa request the Travel Guide at 800-345-Iowa.


Places To Eat in Vinton
Restaurants

Peony Restaurant
102 W. 4th St. 
472-3668 
(Chinese Food)

LEONíS MALT SHOP

210 North K Avenue
(319) 472-5410
(Ice Cream Parlor & fast food, Seasonal)

KOFFEE HAUS
(coffee shop)
102 EAST 5TH STREET
(319) 472-2500 

VINTON FAMILY RESTAURANT (CAFE 218)
211 N K Ave.
472-3443

Jolly Rogerís Pizza
810 C Ave. 
472-2440
(Delivery) 

PIZZA HUT
Hwy. 218 North
303 N K AVE
(319) 472-5283

PIZZA RANCH
219 West 4th Street
(319) 472-4000

SUBWAY
Hwy. 218 North
(319) 472-5045

McDonald's
308 S. K Ave. 
472-2117

Golf Right 
1011 West Third St. 
472-4151
Lounge & Some food (Simulated Golf
Courses) 

Ron-Da-Voo
414 1st Ave. 
472-9089
(Lounge & Soup, Deli & Broasted Chicken)

Vinton Country Club 
314 9th Ave.
472-4052

Villa Comagena
Shellsburg in the country
319-436-2503
Austrian Hospitality
Groups only with prior reservations