Whether planning for an afternoon outing, or an extended stay, let us help to set up an itinerary that will suit your group’s interests. The following are the different tours that we offer here, in Fort Dodge.
Historical/Arts Tours- Stops at the Fort Museum and Historical Village, Blanden Art Museum, Historical Vincent House or Smeltzer House, historic churches and more.
Shopping Tours- Visit downtown Fort Dodge and do a hands on project at Studio Fusion, shop at Tillie’s Quilts, Exessorize, Design 2, Christian Book Store, Lily Graces on Central, Real Deals and more. Enjoy eating ice cream at the Dariette or cheesecake at the Fort Dodge Cheesecake Lady. Other options include leaving downtown Fort Dodge and visiting Community Orchard (bakery, café, store), Soldier Creek Winery, Tea Thyme (tea room), Garden Winery (Callender) and Miry Clay Pottery (Dayton).
Industrial Tours- Iowa Central Community College’s Biofuel testing lab or state of art culinary arts training kitchens are interesting options for group tours. Natural areas managed by Webster County Conservation and their staff are available for educational talks on local wildlife, swan restoration, projects and other conservation topics.
Event trips- Fort Dodge has a wide variety of community events. Groups are invited to enjoy our live community theatre, musical concerts from The Fort Dodge Area Symphony, The Fort Dodge Choral Society, Sonshine Singers, Harmony Brigade, Karl King Band and nationally known bands brought in for events like Shellabration. Other special events include the Oakland Cemetery Walk, Frontier Days, Cruise to the Woods Car Show, Oktoberfest and the Dayton Rodeo.
Sample Itineraries below