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Big Grove Village
Big Grove Village

Big Grove Country School

The original Garner #3 country school

This one room country school, Garner #3, was built in 1878. Fully restored the school features the traditional coatroom, which contains authentic 1800's lunch pails. As you enter the classroom through either the boys or girls entrance you're soon swept into an era all its own.

Completely furnished with nothing dated past 1910, the wooden desks lined on runners face the black slate boards and teachers desk, which displays the hand bell and, of course several school books.

Your eyes soon focus on the big black cast iron potbelly stove in the center of the room as you try to imagine that being your only source of heat.

And, no school would be complete without George Washington and Abraham Lincoln hanging on the walls along with a 48 star flag on a wooden pole to pledge allegiance to!

Do you hear the big bell in the tower ringing? School's about to start... don't be late - this school is a must-see!

Our Location

Big Grove Village

18807 450th St

Oakland, IA 51560


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Our Restaurant

Our restaurant is by reservation only and offers you a private dining experience.  We can seat up to 55 people indoors and have outdoor seating when weather permits.  This is an excellent location for your event or gathering. Check our restaurant page for detailed menu.

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