H.A.T. Team

H.A.T. Team

An Invitation to Explore Dysart

The Dysart H.A.T. (Hospitality and Tourism) Team is waiting to help you plan a special Day Away for you and your friends in Dysart.  Enjoy delicious food, unique shops, local artists, interesting sites, and friendly folks.  Visits and tours are tailored to each group’s preferences.  Spring, summer, and early fall  garden tours are a specialty, and a stop at the Dysart Historical Center with its Agnes Luze  Memorial Rose Garden  is a “must.”

A quick driving tour along the C.R. Roberts Memorial Trail, the Heritage Arboretum, City Park, and other City landscaped areas is an option.  Enjoy an inspirational program by Deb, the Garden Blacksmith, and a style show by the H.A.T. Team featuring clothing, accessories, and home décor  from the unique local shops.   Other optional activities include demonstrations by interior decorators, and tours of Rowan Metal Fabricating, Zion Church with its inspiring metal work by the Garden Blacksmith and the unusual stained glass windows,  the Miniature Farm Equipment Museum, and the Historical Center with its 118 year old Historical Museum, Restored Country School and new Agricultural Museum.

You will enjoy a delicious luncheon at K. E. Black Mercantile or Chelle’s Bar and Grill. For other interesting attractions in the area, please contact the H.A.T. Team at 319-476-7345.


9:30 A.M. Arrive in Dysart at the Norma Anders Library, Main St. H.A.T.  Team welcome, coffee & a sweet treat.
9:45: A.M. program by the Garden Blacksmith
10:15 A.M. Garden tour featuring one or two of Dysart’s beautiful gardens, Pat’s Potting Shed and the Agnes Luze Memorial Rose Garden
11:30 A.M. Lunch at one of Dysart’s eateries: K.E. Black Mercantile or  Chelle’s Bar and Grill
12:30 P.M. Style show by the H.A.T. Team
1:00 P.M. Shopping in Dysart’s unique shops, wine tasting. Optional activities are available for those who don’t care to shop.


The Mission of the Dysart Hospitality and Tourism (H.A.T.)  Team is to promote the businesses of Dysart and to introduce visitors to what we have to offer in our community.

The Goal is to share our unique attractions. Local businesses are showcased through brochures, advertising, and H.A.T. Team style shows. The Team provides tours which include visits to Dysart’s beautiful gardens and landscaped areas, along with other interesting and inspirational sites.

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