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 &
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.
Orchard features 20 varieties of apples, gift shop, play area, cafe and
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
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
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 is a mix of bluffs, canyons and flatlands
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.
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
Fort Museum and
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
|Gypsum City OHV Park
Phase 2 Trails are now open. These trails are scenic and higher difficulty levels .
park using recycled Gypsum mined land. ATV and Motorcycle
the majority of this ground. Also includes a motocross
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.
Mill Road Fort Dodge
Harlan and Hazel Rogers Sports
2008 will mark the grand re-opening
the $6 million renovation of Rogers Sports Complex.
include upgrades in the playing fields, new buildings &
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
Community theatre productions that are
from the people of Fort Dodge. These volunteers give their
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
throughout the spring n summer entertaining large crowds and honoring
Fort Dodge's bandleader and composer Karl L. King.
The 394-acre park includes an adjacent
course, camping facilities, with hook-ups, playground equipment, Badger
Lake, nature trails, bird blinds, butterfly garden, dog training area & nature
Home to Lakeside Municipal Golf Course & Veterans Memorial Park.
It is located at 1415 Nelson Avenue, Fort Dodge
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
at 515 School Street, Otho (south of Fort Dodge)
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.
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 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
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
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
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."
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
|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
|Soldier Creek Winery
1584 Paragon Avenue
|Waggin Trail Dog Park at Almost Home Humane Society of North Central Iowa
725 South 32nd Street
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
621 Thomas Street
Callender, Iowa (southwest of Fort Dodge)
|Ringland- Smeltzer House
1019 2nd Avenue S
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