Entertainment and Recreation

Excitement abounds in the Greater Fort Dodge Area: Theatre productions, musical and vocal concerts, sporting events, outdoor recreation, festivals, and downtown outdoor markets keep folks here busy and entertained. Add to that the beautiful outdoor areas along the Des Moines River, and you’ll see why our region shines.

101 Ways to Enjoy Webster County

Want to learn more about Webster County’s many attractions and activities? Check out this informational brochure to assist you in selecting things to enjoy.

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Attractions and Events

The Fort Dodge area boasts a vast array of attractions and events: a renowned art museum and thriving arts association, fantastic dining, concerts and theater performances—to name just a few.

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Outdoor Recreation

The Fort Dodge Area boasts a plethora of outdoor activities.

Hikers can choose from more than seventy miles of trails, including twenty-five miles with a hard surface, as well as sixty-five miles of water trails that provide a passage through the city and surrounding area. Of the water trails, the Des Moines River and Lizard Creek  offer gorgeous surroundings for kayakers and canoeists.

There are some beautiful parks to experience, including Dolliver Park, which has many canyons, bluffs, and flatlands over a four hundred and fifty-acre area. Many local parks offer access to the beauty of the area for outdoor enthusiasts. A system of trails, including the local Soldier Creek Nature Trail, connects hikers to Iowa’s well developed state trail system.

Those who enjoy aquatic life will enjoy the Rosedale Rapids Aquatic Center and the Olsen Park Splash Pad. Visitors that want to include arcade games in their aquatic activities should visit Fort Frenzy to play with bumper boats, mini golf, bowling, and many other fun activities for the whole family.

Brushy Creek State Park and John F. Kennedy Memorial Park are two great locations for campers and outdoor adventurists. There are over 10,000 acres in public parks in Webster County, so there is a location to fit every desire.

Harlan and Hazel Rogers Sports Complex features baseball and softball fields as well a ten soccer fields. This sports arena is almost a mini-replica of Fenway Park or Wrigley Field. This complex is also the proud host of the Girls State Softball Tournament.

To explore what Greater Fort Dodge has to offer, check out the Fort Dodge Convention and Visitors Bureau.



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AFES

712 3rd Street NW
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
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(P) 1(515) 955-2969

Anytime Fitness

20 N. 29th Street
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
United States
(P) 1(515) 576-1348

Faiferlick Tae Kwon Do Martial Arts Fitness and Self Defense LLC

567 South 25th Street
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
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(P) 1(515) 570-7532

Fort Dodge Community Recreation Center

1422 1st Avenue South
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
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(P) 1(515) 573-7107

Fort Dodge Country Club

370 Country Club Drive
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
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(P) 1(515) 955-8551

Fort Frenzy

3232 1st Avenue South
Fort Dodge , IA 50501
United States
(P) 1(515) 576-2226

Hollingsworth Dance & Gymnastics

721 South 25th Street
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
United States
(P) 1(515) 576-3279

Iowa Outdoors Store, LLC, The

1597 3rd Avenue NW
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
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(P) 1(515) 955-4868

Mojo Productions

313 6th Ave SE
Britt, IA 50423
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(P) 515-408-1074

Rush Hour Clothing Co.

1208 1st Avenue South
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
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(P) 515-227-5976

Sports Park Raceway

P.O. Box 1193
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
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(P) 1(515) 576-2226

United All Stars, LLC

1142 14th Street SW
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
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(P) 1(515) 351-2288

Willow Ridge Golf LLC

1788 Madison Avenue
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
United States
(P) 1(515) 576-5711