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Maxwell Area Insight

  • Jackson Krile
    RE/MAX Real Estate Center
    Nestled in the heart of Story County, Maxwell, Iowa is a charming town that boasts natural beauty and small-town charm. While Maxwell is a small community, it offers visitors plenty of things to see and do, making it a must-visit destination in Iowa. Here is the best must-see attraction or place to go in Maxwell, all within a short drive from Ames, Ankeny, and Des Moines.

    One of the most spectacular natural sites in Maxwell is the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, which is situated on over 2,000 acres of prairie, woodland, and wetland. The refuge is home to a wide range of wildlife, including elk, bison, and white-tailed deer. Visitors can take guided tours through the refuge to see the animals up close and learn about the history of the refuge and its inhabitants. The refuge also has hiking trails, picnic areas, and a visitor center where visitors can learn more about the local flora and fauna.

    The Maxwell Wildlife Refuge is located approximately 14 miles northeast of Ames, making it easily accessible from the city. Visitors can take I-35 North to exit 96, then follow County Road R38 North to the refuge.

    Maxwell may be a small town, but it's natural beauty and charming atmosphere make it a must-visit destination for visitors to Iowa. The Maxwell Wildlife Refuge is a breathtaking site that offers visitors the chance to connect with nature and see some of Iowa's most spectacular wildlife up close. Whether you're a nature lover, a wildlife enthusiast, or simply looking for a peaceful retreat, the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge is a must-see attraction that's worth the short drive from Ames, Ankeny, and Des Moines.

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