If These Walls Could Talk Tour

O’Brien County Tourism Provides Social Distancing Entertainment with “If These Walls Could Talk” Tour

Old photo of Opera House in Hartley, Iowa

Primghar, Iowa, May 13, 2020 – O’Brien County Tourism has more fun in store for the entire family with their third Tour O’Brien County—We’ll See You Outside activity, “If These Walls Could Talk.” For this activity, the county tourism group has revitalized another former promotion that combines history, architecture, trivia and travel.

With this tour, the public is invited to take a trip around the county and “listen” for the stories our old buildings have to tell. A list of buildings, addresses and questions will be found in your local newspapers with the answers found on or near the buildings. More information on these buildings and others can be found at the links below. The O’Brien County Tourism committee encourages participants to take pictures of their favorite places and share them on Instagram: #tourobriencounty or Facebook: Tour O’Brien County

Everyone’s health is a top priority for O’Brien County Tourism, therefore, they are asking the public to please follow the rules for safe social distancing. These rules will be published in the newspaper along with the other tour information. After working up an appetite with this activity, the committee also encourages you to support our local restaurants by calling ahead for some carry-out.

Click on the links below for the Tour Questions & Rules and to read about the buildings in each community, Enjoy!


Archer Buildings

Calumet Buildings

Hartley Buildings

Paullina Buildings

Primghar Buildings

Sanborn Buildings

Sheldon Buildings

Sutherland Buildings