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Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad

Every year, thousands of people from across the state, the nation, and around the world make the trek to Boone, Iowa to ride the rails of the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad. Come enjoy a beautiful scenic train ride through the Des Moines River Valley.


Briggs Woods Park Cabins

Briggs Woods Park offers seven cabins for rent throughout the year. Cabins range from one room rustic camping cabins that have no water on the inside to modern cabins that can sleep up to 15 people.

White building with fall colored decorations, sign saying Community Orchard

Community Apple Orchard

This family operated orchard doesn’t just produces apples, pumpkins, and sunflowers; it includes a bakery, café, and retail shop. There is also a play area- the Back 40- with a jumping pillow, farm games, tire mountain, pedal karts, corn box, and more!

Three conjoined silos bearing a full-length painted mural of a man holding pottery stand out against a bright blue sky.

Fort Dodge Grain Silo Mural

The 110-foot tall Fort Dodge Grain Silo Mural was created by international artist Guido Van Helten. This 360-degree concrete mural depicts local residents who are part of the industrial and cultural fabric of the community. Tying these portraits together are pieces of Fort Dodge pottery showcased at the Fort Museum and Frontier Village. This site holds the distinction of being the largest mural in Iowa.

A mother and son ride a bumper car, both smiling and having family fun. They are about to bump into a man on another car.

Fort Frenzy

Fort Frenzy is a premier family entertainment center with both indoor and outdoor attractions. Family fun options include go-karts, mini golf, bumper cars, laser tag, and unique arcade games.


Gaga & Hoo

Authentic Korean cuisine restaurant


Iowa Arboretum & Gardens

40 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds features plants, both native and introduced to Iowa. The Iowa Arboretum and Gardens has become Iowa’s premier public garden.


Jimmy’s BBQ Pit

A taste as big as Texas!


Kennedy Park Yurts

Webster County has recently joined the growing national “glamping” trend by offering two full-service yurts. The yurts offer a unique stay at Kennedy Park for people that may have an interest in camping , but don’t want to invest in a camper or give up their “comforts of home.” Each yurt offers a kitchen, bathroom, bulk beds, soft-sleeper, air-conditioning, deck, fire pit and grill.


Mornin’ Glory Coffee

We pride ourselves on providing fresh made latte’s, cappuccino’s & and coffee. We work with an Iowa Coffee Roaster, to be sure to have the freshest coffee beans possible.


River Hops Brewing

Brewery and Tap Room located in Downtown Fort Dodge.

Snus Hill Winery

The quiet and peaceful countryside awaits you with pastoral views. Snus Hill is an award-winning family owned winery striving to create wines with a regional identity.

A group of men, women, and children sit at a long table painting on canvases. They are surrounded by art supplies and completed works on the walls of the studio.

Studio Fusion

Studio Fusion is a Do-it-Yourself art studio specializing in fused glass, pottery, and canvas painting. They also offer a retail shop for unique pre-made items.

A bronze statue of an eagle with wings raised overlooks the outdoor amphitheater of a park flanked by military and national flags. This sits by a lake with forest on the far shore.

Terry Moehnke Veterans Memorial Park

Terry Moehnke Veterans Memorial Park overlooks Badger Lake and includes memorials, artwork, and a natural amphitheater. It is a fitting tribute to the men and women who have served in the military: past, present, and future.



Zakeer’s Family Restaurant cooks homestyle, family favorite meals. Fresh homemade desserts made every morning, daily lunch specials, & breakfast! Serving Fort Dodge since 1961.