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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



Okoboji Spirit Center

The Okoboji Spirit Center, located on West Lake Okoboji in the heart of the Iowa Great Lakes region, houses an Iowa Welcome Center, Maritime Museum, Hedberg Theatre, and University of Okoboji Foundation Wall of Fame.

Arnolds Park, IA Museums

Andy Williams Birthplace

Restored to reflect the era, the house where singer Andy Williams was born and lived until eight years of age displays items donated by Andy and members of his fan club, along with other items of local historical interest.

Wall Lake, IA Historic Sites

Ice Cream Capital of the World Visitor Center

LeMars is home to Wells' Dairy, makers of Blue Bunny Ice Cream. Family-friendly museum provides a look at the history of ice cream and the history of Wells' Dairy, including a simulated production exhibit. Enjoy the 1920

Le Mars, IA Museums


Big Spirit Lake Fishing

The lake is a popular fishing destination in the region. As of March of 2012 the Iowa all-time big fish records for freshwater drum and muskellunge were set from catches in the lake. Fresh water Drum -------46 lb. 38 1/2\" Spirit Lake Muskellunge ----------- 50 lb. 6 oz. 52\"

, IA Fishing

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

Buena Vista County Wind Farm

Take a self-guided tour of one of the largest wind energy projects in the world. More than 250 turbines, 208 feet tall, sit atop Buffalo Ridge, generating enough electricity to serve 71,000

Storm Lake, IA Structural Landmarks

Arnolds Park Amusement Park

Amusement park offers rides, games, concessions, shows, go-carts and miniature golf. Roller coaster ranks as one of the top 10 wooden roller coasters in the country.

Arnolds Park, IA Amusement Parks

Sioux City Musketeers Hockey Club

United States Hockey League team plays at Tyson Events Center - Gateway Arena.

Sioux City, IA Hockey Clubs

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

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