During the month of October, the Mahanay Bell Tower will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The bells continue to chime each quarter hour and play several songs after each hour. The observation deck is reached by elevator. Covid -19 precautions have been implemented for the safety of our visitors and staff. Masks are required to enter the Tower and limited numbers in the observation deck at a time. The staff is delighted to explain more about the Tower right outside the entrance door on the Bell Tower Plaza.
Autumn is a beautiful time of year to visit the Mahanay Bell Tower. The colors in the downtown and surrounding rural area are breathtaking! Visitors of all ages enjoy viewing the peaceful landscape while listening to the four octave carillon throughout the day.
Tours are also available by appointment by calling the Jefferson Matters: Main Street & Chamber at 515-386-2155.
Youth 18 & under are free courtesy of the Greene County School Foundation! Adults are $3.
Mahanay Carillon Bell Tower is OPEN and glad to welcome back visitors! Hours: Daily from 10 AM – 4 PM June – September and Weekends in May and October.
Bus Tours, special groups, and visitors may call our Welcome Center at 515-386-2155 to arrange a tour any time of the year. The air-conditioned observation deck is accessible by elevator. It is available to rent for small events.
The Tower complies with Covid-19 Guidelines. Masks are required inside the Tower except where 6ft.distancing can be accomplished. Please bring a mask or one will be provided.
The Bell Tower is ADA accessible and has recorded tours available with headsets.
The derecho was responsible for several broken windows in the Mahanay Bell Tower. The Tower will be closed on Monday and Wednesday this week as new glass is installed. The Tower will be OPEN on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and throughout the weekend. We are sincerely sorry for any inconvenience this has caused our visitors but want you to be safe when you visit. Thank you!