Visitors of the Inn of the Six Toed Cat can enjoy a variety of entertaining local attractions. We are in close proximity to the Mormon Trail, Amish Country, Chautauqua Park and Rathbun Lake. We are also well-known as the Midwest Festival Inn, thanks to the visitors we get annually from the remarkable Allerton World Fair.
Additionally, we serve as a premiere hunting Inn, as we have hosted numerous outdoors-men and hunting groups. Be sure to ask about our hunting specials, as we offer wonderful deals to accommodate hunters. The relaxing atmosphere at the Six Toed Cat is a fantastic place for hunters to unwind after a long day outdoors.
As a traditional railroad town, Allerton, Iowa is comprised of wonderful citizens, small town values and a unique country atmosphere that makes it a refreshing getaway. Come stay at the true railroad inn, and see why so many people return to stay with us every year.
Allerton’s charming main street typifies Midwest small town life. Here you can stroll by buildings constructed a century ago by area craftsmen, some of whose descendents still live nearby. On the west side of the street is the old American Legion. Also located on the west side is the US Post Office, Log Chain Apiary, Allerton Lumber, Allerton City Hall, Chuckwagon Bar and Grill, and Olde Time Soda Fountain open Saturday nights during summer and fall; and, of course, the Inn of the Six-Toed Cat.
Be sure to check out the many murals painted on Allerton’s buildings during the visit by the “Wall Dogs” several years ago. Allerton’s Public Library is open daily from 2 to 5 p.m., located in the Centennial Building which also houses a large multi-purpose facility for banquets, dances, and shows. Also, be sure to check out the Audubon Society and enjoy some nice bird watching as well.
Every September, Allerton hosts the Allerton World Fair. It’s great fun and includes a parade, street games, great food and music, as well as fireworks. It’s a special time when many former residents return for family and class reunions.
Chautauqua Park is located just south of town. It is the site of the popular Chautauqua meetings of the early 20th Century all across the Midwest. Allerton was one of the first Chautauqua sites in Iowa, hosting such dignitaries and William Jennings Bryon, Billy Sunday, Carry Nation, Booker T. Washington, and Helen Keller.
There are murals all over town painted in the early 1990s by the “Wall Dog” artists who spent several weeks in Allerton.
The Log Chain Apiary, located next door to the Inn of the Six-Toed Cat, produces a wonderful assortment of honey products.
The front porch of the Inn of the Six-Toed Cat is a great starting point for any of your walking tours or day trips around the area. It’s also a comfortable resting site at the end of the day or between trips.
During your travels to the area, be sure to make time to visit Bob White State Park, The Round Barn Historic Site with historical buildings and the Praire Trails Museum in Corydon. All these are worth the time so be sure to add them to your itinerary.