Dallas Center: Hilltop Farms + Korner Kone + Library + Mound Park + Brenton Arboretum


We enjoyed spending time in Dallas Center today.  We started at Hilltop Farms where we bought watermelon, cantelope, sweet corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, honey and jam.  Everything we've tried so far has been fantastic, especially the watermelon.

Next, we ate lunch at Korner Kone.  They don't have a kid's menu, but they have a kid sub option with ham or turkey.  They also have kid size ice cream with both hard serve and soft serve options.  All seating is outdoors at Korner Kone.

Across the street from Korner Kone is the Roy R. Estle Memorial Library, which is the home of Cheese the cat.  During our visit, one of my kids listened to Vox books, while the other read a Boxcar Children book and both enjoyed watching Cheese wander around the library.  They were especially amused when he would jump up onto the human water fountain to get a drink of water.

After the library, we headed to Mound Park which has three play areas.  I only managed to get a photo of one, which was the least interesting of the three.  The other two areas make the park worth visiting.  There are restrooms at the park, and a portable toilet is available in the winter.

Our final stop was The Brenton Arboretum, which has a fun nature play area.  There's also some kid-friendly trails near the play area.