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Fort Frenzy

3232 1st Avenue South, 576-2226

New entertainment center for kids & adults.
Includes various attractions including roller skating rink, bumper cars, laser tag, mini bowling, water canons, go carts, race car & arcade.


Rosedale Rapids Schmoker Family Park and Aquatic Center

1111 North 32nd Street, 955-4284

Features 2 raft slides, family slide, plunge slide, swirl bowl slide and lazy river.
Youth recreation pool with dumping buckets, 30 water features, wave generator and diving boards.
Open Seasonally


Community Orchard

    Community Orchard features 20 varieties of apples, gift shop, play area, cafe and bakery.

Located near the NW corner of the airport at
2237 160th Street, Fort Dodge,
Blanden Memorial Art Museum

The Blanden Memorial Art Museum was Iowa's first permanent art museum and is accredited by the American Association of Museums.  It is located in Fort Dodge historic Oak Hills district at 920 Third Avenue South, Fort Dodge.


Brushy Creek Recreational Area

Brushy Creek Recreational Area is the state's largest recreational area with over 6,500 acres.  It offers visitors a variety  of recreational opportunities including camping (equestrian & non equestrian), hunting, biking, hiking, horseback riding, boating, fishing and swimming.  Brushy Lake covers 690 acres.


3175 290th Street, Lehigh - (515) 543-8298

Dolliver Park

Dolliver Park  is a mix of bluffs, canyons and flatlands spread out over 450 acres with an abundance of hiking trails through picturesque and historic Webster County.

Fort Dodge Area Symphony

Enjoy the music of the Fort Dodge Area Symphony during their various shows throughout the season.

Fort Dodge Choral Society

Fort Dodge's best voices come together to share the music during various performances throughout the year.

Fort 8 Theatre

Modern movie theatre showing multiple big screen new releases.


1417 Central Avenue, Fort Dodge
(515) 576-6989
Fort Museum and Frontier Village

Replica Civil War militia fort houses an extensive collection of military, pioneer and Native American artifacts.  Front Street includes a pioneer village consisting of original and replica buildings which houses artifacts connected with the building.

1/4 a mile east of the intersection of US Hwy 169 & Iowa Hwy 20
(515) 573-4231


Gypsum City OHV Park

Phase 2 Trails are now open.  These trails are scenic and higher difficulty levels .

Developing park using recycled Gypsum mined land.  ATV and Motorcycle trails cover the majority of this ground.  Also includes a motocross course, safety training area and youth riding area.
Open daily from sunrise to sunset weather permitting.

Park closes during wet weather, call (515) 281-8385 for closure information.

2390 Mill Road Fort Dodge
DNR website

Harlan and Hazel Rogers Sports Complex

2008 will mark the grand re-opening season for the $6 million renovation of Rogers Sports Complex.  Improvements include upgrades in the playing fields, new buildings & concession stands,mini-major baseball fields (depicting Yankee, Fenway, Dodger and Wrigley Stadiums), Avenue of Champions Boulevard and Softbal Hall of Fame Building and soccer fields.

1628 Nelson Avenue, Fort Dodge
515 576-2851
Hawkeye Community Theatre

Community theatre productions that are made up from the people of Fort Dodge.  These volunteers give their time and talent with one purpose-to keep art alive in their community.   Don't miss the entertainment of their numerous productions.

521 North 12th Street, Fort Dodge
Karl King Municipal Band

The Karl King Municipal Band plays concerts throughout the spring n summer entertaining large crowds and honoring Fort Dodge's bandleader and composer Karl L. King.


Kennedy Park

The 394-acre park includes an adjacent golf course, camping facilities, with hook-ups, playground equipment, Badger Lake, nature trails, bird blinds, butterfly garden, dog training area & nature center.
Home to Lakeside Municipal Golf Course & Veterans Memorial Park.


It is located at 1415 Nelson Avenue, Fort Dodge

Webster County Museum

The Webster County Museum contains a number of artifacts and collectsion from Webster County including railroad, military and mining items as well as others.  Open Thurs.& Sat only. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Planning to open for the season on Sat., April 26, 2014  Call ahead to arrange tours (515) 972-4804

Located at 515 School Street, Otho (south of Fort Dodge)

Riverfront R/C Speedway

Races held at various times in the year and practice sessions are open to run your r/c car.

Oleson Park, Fort Dodge's largest city park and includes a variety of recreational opportunities.  
Splash Pad provides water fun for small children through various water features.
Bandshell was originally built in 1938 this concert venue features bands from a variety of music genres.  On Sundays in June and July, visitors can enjoy Karl King Municipal Band performances.
Playground received new equipment in 2009 and is designed to meet the latest safety standards and physical fitness for the youngsters.
Hiking and Biking Trails wind through hilly and wooded terrain.
located at 12th Avenue South and 17th Street, Fort Dodge
Webster County Fairgrounds

Webster County Fairgrounds hosts a variety of events including rodeos, flea markets, horse and cattle shows, the Webster County Fair, trade shows, gun shows, weddings, fair and more.

22770 Old Highway 169, Fort Dodge
(515) 955-3764-
Vincent House

A historic home with a fine example of architecture, workmanship and has a rich history behind it.  It is available for parties, banquets, meetings, weddings and other special events

Shellabration, Inc.

 Shellabration provides 2 concerts a year.  One in the summer at Rogers Sports Complex and Oktoberfest in the fall at Oleson Park.

Lizard Creek Blues Society
Enjoy Blues Music in and around Fort Dodge.

Fort Dodge Bowling Alleys

Family Bowl and Fun N' Pizza - 3599 5th Avenue South- (515) 576-7664

Ridgewood Lanes and Laser Tag-326 South 25th Street- (515) 576-7214
Golf Courses

Lakeside Municipal Golf Course-north of Fort Dodge at Kennedy Memorial Park
Willow Ridge Golf Course-1788 Madison Avenue, northwest of Fort Dodge
Sunkissed Meadows Golf Course- located on Meriwether Drive west of the Kenyon Road Bridge along the Des Moines River.
Fort Dodge Country Club-Private Golf Course-west edge of Fort Dodge along Hwy 169
Deer Creek Golf Course-six miles north of Fort Dodge on Hwy 169
Comedia Musica Players
The Comedia Musica Players was founded in 1968. They are known to give professional-quality productions of musicals of all types, from the dramatic shows “Show Boat,” “Man of La Mancha,” and “Camelot” to lighter fare, “The Pajama Game” and “State Fair”, to the more operatic “Evita” and “Phantom."
Sonshine Singers
This year's group of vocalists, accompanists, percussionists and intrumentalists represents approximately 40 churches in the area.  They are dedicated to providing, through contemporary sacred anthems, a “music ministry” . 
Iowa Outdoors Store Indoor Archery Range
Brand new 3D Indoor Archery Range featuring  15 lanes and Rinehart targets up to 35 yards.  Offering classes, leagues, tournaments and special events year round!
Archery range opened in September 2014
1597 3rd Avenue NW
515 955-4868
Soldier Creek  Winery
1584 Paragon Avenue
Fort Dodge
515 216-0987
Waggin Trail Dog Park at Almost Home Humane Society of North Central Iowa
725 South 32nd Street
Fort Dodge
515 955-8343
Off leash play area open dawn to dusk everyday. Annual or day passes available. Must sign a waiver and provide proof of current vaccinations.  Proceeds used to provide temporary home for area homeless pets.

Garden Winery
621 Thomas Street
Callender, Iowa (southwest of Fort Dodge)
515 352-3414
Ringland- Smeltzer House
1019  2nd Avenue S
Fort Dodge
515 (573-2229-Bill Griffel

The Ringland Smeltzer House qualifies for the National Register of Historic Places. The Ringland/Smeltzer family played a significant role both economically and culturally in the history and development of both Fort Dodge and North Central Iowa from the first years of settlement in the 1850s until the end of the twentieth century and the death of Ann Smeltzer, the last member of the family.  George Ringland was an entrepreneur whose patent for the improvement of plaster contributed to the growth of the gypsum industry and changed the nature of building construction.  He was one of the founders of one of the nation’s leading corporations, the U.S. Gypsum Company.


Frontier Sports Park
Home of the Frontier Speedway
2298 South River Road
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
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