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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.

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The Old Factory

The Old Factory is located in the old wooden shoe factory, one of the oldest buildings in Orange City and reminiscent of Holland. Select Dutch imports from among the Delft, lace, antiques, tiles and foods. Choose a pair of wearable wooden shoes available in 20

Orange City, IA Historic Buildings


Camp Algona POW Museum

Camp Algona housed up to 10,000 German prisoners of war from 1944 to 1946. A 70-foot linear display tells the story of this camp and its effect on the military and civilians in Algona. Weapons exhibit, World War II uniforms and artifacts, and displays of poetry, paintings and woodcarvings.

Algona, IA Museums

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

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

Humboldt County Historical Museum

1870s old mill farmhouse and outbuildings, log cabin, 1883 schoolhouse, jail. Humboldt College and Frank Gotch displays. Doctor's office, post office, American Indian artifacts, blacksmith and tinsmith shops, 1883 church with stained glass windows.

Dakota City, IA Museums

Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center

Variety of natural history programs and opportunities for all ages. Hands-on exhibit area allows visitors a look at the Loess Hills geological formation and gives examples of native plants and animals. Programs on the natural history of the Lewis &

Sioux City, IA Nature Centers

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

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. Seven feet tall and 23 feet in circumference, the popcorn ball is housed in its own buildling beside the Sac County Museum.

Sac City, IA Exhibits

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

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