Adair County Courthouse, on the square in Greenfield, Ia

Founded in 1856, Greenfield is the county seat for Adair County. The town features a "European  Style Square." All streets lead to the middle of the square, in which the beautiful historic courthouse is centered.


E. E. Warren Opera House, on the square in Greenfield



One of the exciting buildings on the square is the E. E. Warren Opera House, which is currently undergoing a complete restoration. It should be complete in the near future and will be a cultural magnet for this area of the state. Built in the nineteenth century, many unusual features, recently rediscovered during renovation tell a fascinating story about this wonderful old buildings past.

The Andrews Memorial Community Center housing the Adair County YMCA was opened in 2003. The senior meal site is located in the same building  as is the American Legion. This cooperative effort was funded in part by a "Vision Iowa" grant.

Greenfield has many beautiful City Parks, two of which contain lakes, and one of which has overnight camping.  Lake Greenfield is a 236-acre park, with a boat ramp, fishing, sailing, shelter houses, picnic tables, grills, sand volleyball, frisbee golf, and a playground.  There is a 2-mile paved walking trail around the 44-acre lake.  Lake Nodaway is a beautiful, wooded 80-acre park with a 22-acre lake, providing excellent year-round fishing.  The campground offers both tent and trailer camping, with showersKen Sidey Nature Area, near entrance to Lake Nodaway and electricity, a shelter house, and a playground.  Hiking trails link to Lake Greenfield. 

The Ken Sidey Nature Area, a scenic 107-acre woodland preserve, with 3 miles of walking trails, is nearby.  Here you may view native wildflowers and priairie grasses and enjoy great bird watching.

Two museums, the Iowa Aviation Museum and the Adair County Heritage Museum are located in Greenfield.  Visitors to the Iowa Aviation Museum have an opportunity to experience flying machines from the first days of aviation, hear stories of early aviators' courageous flights and view an interesting display of  related memorabilia.  The museum is also home to the Iowa Aviation Hall of Fame.

The Adair County Historical Museum is composed of a complex of buildings, located at the west edge of Greenfield and includes numerous collections in the main building, including a large amount of memorabilia from the movie, , which was filmed in Greenfield in 1969.  

Other buildings include a one-room Country School, a beautifully restored, 1896 country church (Penn Avenue Wedding Chapel), former Iowa Governor Wilson's home, a railroad depot, an old county jail, a large machine shed, housing an extensive collection of antique farm machinery, a small "city barn" and a cabin from Gross Cabin Park, an early Adair County resort.  


The Brass Lantern B&B   2446 Highway 92, Greenfield, 50849,   1-888-743-2031   Heated indoor pool. Spacious poolside guest rooms.  Private baths with spa amenities. Award-winning breakfasts.  Private, relaxing, romantic. Top rated. Reservations required.  Website:      email:

Back Inn Time B&B - 423 SW 2nd Street, Greenfield, 50849,  1- 641.743.6394  Two rooms with shared bath.  Enjoy front porch conversations and small-town quietness.  Website:

The Jewel Box Guest Rooms - 296 Public Square, Greenfield, 50849,  1-641`- 743 - 2748

Schoolhouse B&B - 1991 - 230th Street, Fontanelle, 50846,  1-641-743-6528  Restored 1873 one-room school located 1 mile north of Highway 92, between the towns of Greenfield and Fontanelle.  Enjoy farm-fresh breakfast.  Sitting room, private bath.

Weiland Guest Rooms                 402 N E Second, Greenfield          641-743-6403  


Bon’s Bakehouse             358 Public Square, Greenfield      Deli Lunches, Catering, Coffee Shop, Bakery.  Please reserve for large  groups. Open 6 am -- 4 pm, Mon -- Fri;  6 am -- noon, Sat. (641 )-743-2795  

Coffee House                     362 Public Square, Greenfield     email:        

Nodaway Diner                                                502 S E Kent, Greenfield

Old Hotel Restaurant & Lounge                   110 E. Iowa, Greenfield

Pizza Hut                                                            302 S E Kent, Greenfield

Subway                                                              212 S E Kent, Greenfield

Tiger Drive-In                                                   610 S E Kent, Greenfield



   Events Worth a Visit!

Adair County Tourism Council celebrates "The Gardens of Adair County"