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Northwest Iowa, Iowa

Northwest Iowa

Immerse yourself in Iowa's sun-drenched Great Lakes Region for year-round recreation. Visit Sioux City landmarks, and retrace the footsteps of Lewis and Clark. Experience festival traditions that bring old and young together in celebration.

Explore Northwest Iowa


Historical House

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

Hawarden, IA Historic Homes

Spirit Lake Camping

Marble Beach State Park – Stretching for more than a mile on the west side of Big Spirit Lake includes a campground region with 224 available sites as well as a sandy beach for fishing and family water sports. 712.336.4437

, IA Camping


Prairie Log House and Country School

1871 log cabin of Scandinavian construction overlooks lake and park. Also visit 1872 Elk Township one-room school and annual flower gardens.

Storm Lake, IA Historic Homes

Trinity Heights

Thirty-foot stainless steel statue of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of Peace, stands above circular walkways with gardens and prayer stations. Two-acre outdoor cathedral area features 33-foot-tall stainless steel statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and more than 30

Sioux City, IA Shrines

Treasure Village

27-hole miniature golf, children'

Milford, IA Fun Centers

Spirit of the Lakes Excursions

Vintage coach and dining cars take travelers through the heart of the Iowa Great Lakes region. Saturday excursions, dessert and dinner trains. Sunday family excursion with meal. Passengers can choose meals or excursion-only.

Spirit Lake, IA Excursions

Milwaukee Railroad Shops Historic District

One of Iowa's best collections of steam-era railroad buildings, including a roundhouse with turntable, wood sand tower, and five other structures. See Great Northern Railway Steam Locomotive No. 1355 and other railroad artifacts. This 31.5

Sioux City, IA Historic Districts

The Ranch Amusement Park

Outdoor entertainment park 18-hole miniature golf, indoor and outdoor arcades, sand volleyball, ice cream shop, disc golf, horseshoes and more. Reunions and parties welcome.

Okoboji, IA Amusement Parks

Arts on Grand

Art Center with exhibit gallery, gift shop featuring Midwestern artists, classes and workshops. Special art events throughout the year.

Spencer, IA Arts


Explore Northwest Iowa