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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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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

Calliope Village

A re-creation of Sioux County's first county seat, which was raided in 1872. Records and the county safe were taken to Orange City, the current county seat. View the safe and 15 buildings, some original to the 1800

Hawarden, IA Museums

McCallum Museum and Brunson Heritage House

Civil War display, pioneer artifacts, horse-drawn vehicles, 1908 Sears automobile. Antique clothing.

Sibley, IA Museums

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

The Kaleidoscope Factory

Watch woodturning demonstrations and see kaleidoscopes being made. Features guest artist the second Saturday of each month.

Pomeroy, IA Factories

Lost Island Prairie Wetland Nature Center

Regional nature facility focuses on northwest Iowa's unique and abundant lakes and marshes. Located in a county park, facilities include a natural history exhibit room, a reference library, a self-guided nature trail, and opportunities for fishing, hunting, boating, camping and picnicking.

Ruthven, IA Nature Centers

Armstrong Heritage Museum

Thousands of items from the early days of Armstrong and Emmet County, including veterans' display.

Armstrong, IA Museums

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

Lakes Art Center

Permanent and traveling exhibitions showcasing local, regional and national artists. Foreign and classic film series, interactive gallery, gift shop, and performing arts theater.

Okoboji, IA Art Centers

Big Spirit Lake Fishing Forecast

Big Spirit Lake fishing forecast is provided by the Iowa D.N.R.. Click on the link below and go down the page a bit. Thanks to the Iowa D.N.R.

, IA Fishing Forecast

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