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The Round Barn

The Iconic Tonsfeldt Round Barn

Built in 1918 by H.A. Tonsfeldt, the barn originally sat on the west side of Le Mars, where it was home to Tonsfeldt's purebred cattle. Among the acclaimed cattle was his prized Polled Hereford bull, Ito's Perfection.

In 1981, the Leonard, Marvin and Roman Langel families donated the barn to the Plymouth County Fairboard. In September of that year, sufficient funds had been secured to repair and move the barn to the Pioneer Village, located on the Plymouth County Fair grounds.

The century-old barn remains a majestic site on the fair grounds and welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors each year during the annual county fair, held in late July.
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