Hotel Near Downtown Harlan, Iowa

Enjoy the Heart of Town

Attractions in Harlan, Iowa include historic sights, nature and campgrounds, sports venues and meeting places. Visit and discover a multitude of things to do while enjoying Settle Inn's signature Harlan hospitality.

The Shelby County Museum is located conveniently close to both our hotel and the heart of downtown. Featuring everything related to the history of the town and the area, you'll be astonished at the sheer variety of artifacts, dating all the way back to prehistoric times. 

The Shelby County Fairgrounds, depending on the time of year, is an excellent place to experience the local flavor of Harlan. With the next iteration of the fair approaching in July, this event on the edge of town features livestock competitions, car shows, machinery shows, 4-H exhibits, and figure-8 races, among other classic fair attractions. 

Adjacent to the Fairgrounds, the Shelby County Speedway is an exciting solution to a free afternoon. With thrills for the entire family, the Speedway offers all kinds of motor events. Weekly races take place, so find the time that works for you and take off. 

Shopping in Harlan, whether for clothes, sporting goods, or food and drink, is plentiful and never more than a few minutes away from your accommodations at our Harlan hotel. All this, combined with a satisfying selection of American restaurants within easy distance of Settle Inn Harlan, makes for a convenient stay.