Find Your Adventure at Fort Dodge
Visit the Fort Dodge region and pursue an adventure to suit your interests. Whether your adventure includes outdoor recreation, the arts, sporting events, or the relaxation of unique restaurants and shopping, Fort Dodge offers travelers a variety of enjoyable options only minutes from Highway 20. Visitors can hit 70 miles of trails at Iowa’s largest off-highway vehicle park, Gypsum City OHV Park, throw out a fishing line or enjoy 45 miles of equestrian and mountain biking trails at Brushy Creek State Recreational Area or float 70 miles on the scenic Lizard Creek or Des Moines Water Trails.
Golfers can take a swing at five courses located throughout the county. In the snowy months, the region offers 150 miles of snowmobile trails maintained by the Webster County Ice Breakers Snowmobile Club. Families can enjoy 25 miles of connected multi-use paved trails, Rosedale Rapids Family Aquatic Center and Fort Frenzy where water features, go-carts, laser tag, bumper boats and a large indoor arcade promise hours of excitement.
The Fort Dodge region also has a proud culture which can be seen in the numerous museums and performing arts opportunities. Stroll through the history of the frontier, agriculture, and Webster County at the Fort Museum or explore the many Fort Dodge historic treasures listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Iowa’s first municipal art museum, the Blanden Art Museum, is located in the Historic Oak Hills Neighborhood. Nature and art combine at Fort Dodge Veterans Memorial Park to honor past and current military personnel. All of this while the performing arts flourish in community theatre productions, concerts, and symphony performances.
Join us to eat, drink or shop at our locally-owned restaurants, wineries, and shops. Great food, shopping, and play meet at the Community Orchard and Back 40 Playground; a family owned an apple orchard, retail shop, bakery, cafÃ©, and playground. Historic Downtown Fort Dodge comes alive with a variety of unique shops, boutiques, brewery, cafÃ©s, and studios.
Celebrate with our community at the numerous festivals, concerts, and sporting events. Whether strolling through vintage cars at Cruise to the Woods, enjoying outdoor concerts, catching a race or watching the Dayton National Championship Rodeo, the region’s events are memorable. For a complete listing of Fort Dodge attractions and events or request a free Webster County Visitors Guide go to www.fortdodgecvb.com.
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