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West Bend, Iowa

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Historic Sod House, Schoolhouse, Post Office

Visit the first schoolhouse in Palo Alto County and a replica of an early sod house. The town's first post office has also been restored. Unique historical displays, veterans memorial.

West Bend, IA Historic Schoolhouses

Grotto of the Redemption

A composite of nine separate grottos portrays scenes from the life of Christ, using stones and gems from around the world. Museum, gift shop, restaurant, campground, playground, shelter house. Sometimes called the "Eighth Wonder of the World." Trumpeter swans on the lake.

West Bend, IA Grottos

West Bend Golf & Country Club

Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3

West Bend, IA Golf Courses

Things to do near West Bend, IA

World's Largest Popcorn Ball

This 3,100-pound popcorn ball set a new Guinness world record when it was created in 13 minutes by 40 volunteers in 2004. Sev...

Central School Museum

Restored 1884 schoolhouse listed on the National Historic Register....

Historical House

Built in 1900, the home is restored and furnished with period items and a pictorial history of Calliope and Hawarden....

Parker Historical Museum of Clay County

The 1916 Arts and Crafts-style house and adjacent Duroe Building contain vintage clothing, antiques, fire truck and agricultu...

Calhoun County Museum and Machinery Exhibit

A former school houses 34 rooms and displays of antique furnishings, birds and animals, vintage clothing and an old-time post...