Ida Grove is a short drive for numerous historical and fun destinations. See how much fun you can have by traveling….
About 30 miles:
Odebolt, Iowa: Odebolt Historical Museum, Second St., http://www.odebolt.net; and Prairie Pedlar, 1609 270th St.
Lake View, Iowa: Black Hawk Lake
Wall Lake, Iowa: Andy Williams Birthplace, 102 E. First St.
Denison, Iowa: Denison Aquatic Fun Center, 710 N. 16th, http://www.denisonia.com; Donna Reed Center of the Performing Arts, Broadway & Main, http://www.donnareed.org; W.A. McHenry House, 1428 First Ave
Cherokee, Iowa: Sanford Museum & Planetarium, 117 E. Willow St.
Washta, Iowa: Grand Meadow Heritage Center & Museum, 630th St. & D Ave.
Sac City, Iowa: Chautauqua Building, Chautauqua Park, Park Ave., http://www.saccountyiowa.com; Sad City Museum, 13th St. & Main St.; Sac County Barn Quilts, rural Sac County, http://www.barnquilts.com; World’s Largest Popcorn Ball, 13th & Main, http://www.saccountyiowa.com
About 45 miles:
Alta, Iowa: Buena Vista County Raceway, Hwy 7 N., http://www.theracingworld.com/ws/buenavista/index
Storm Lake, Iowa: Buena Vista County Historical Museum, 214 W. Fifth St., http://www.stormlake-ia.com/bvchs; Buena Vista County Wind Farm, west of Storm Lake along Hwy. M27, http://www.stormlake.org; Harker House, 328 Lake Ave.; Living Heritage Tree Museum, Sunset Park on West Lakeshore Dr., http://www.stormlake.org; Prairie Log House and Country School, Sunrise Park Rd., http://www.stormlake-ia.com/bvchs; Witter Gallery, 609 Canyon St., http://www.wittergallery.org
Dow City, Iowa: Dow House Historical Site, S. Prince St.
Onawa, Iowa: Casino Omaha, 17214 210th St.; Kiwanis Museum Complex, 203 N. 12th St.; Lewis & Clark Keelboat Display, Hwy. 175 W., Lewis & Clark State Park; Monona County Arboretum, 318 E. Iowa Ave.; Monona County Historical Museum, 47 12th St.; Monona County Veterans Memorial Museum, 203 12th St.
Sloan, Iowa: WinnaVegas, three miles west of I-29, Exit 127, http://www.winnavegas-casino.com
Dunlap, Iowa: McLean Museum & Dougal House, 800 block of Iowa Ave.
Carroll, Iowa: Carroll County Historical Museum, 123 E. Sixth; Swan Lake Farmstead Museum, 22676 Swan Lake Dr.
Manning, Iowa: Hausbarn/Heritage Park, 12196 311th St., http://www.manningia.com
About 60 miles:
Sioux City, Iowa: Sergeant Floyd River Museum & Welcome Center, 1000 Larsen Park Dr., Exit 149 on I-29, http://www.siouxcitymuseum.org; Argosy Casino Sioux City, 100 Larsen Park Rd., http://www.argosy.com; Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 4500 Sioux River Rd., http://www.woodburyparks.com; Lewis & Clark: An American Adventure, Southern Hills Mall, Hwy 20 E. to Lakeport Rd., http://www.southernhillsmall.com; Milwaukee Railroad Shops Historic District, 3400 Sioux River Rd, Hwy. 12; Orpheum Theatre, 528 Pierce St., http://www.orpheumlive.com; Sergeant Floyd Monument, 2601 S. Lewis Blvd., http://www.siouxcitymuseum.org; Sioux City Art Center, 225 Nebraska St., http://www.siouxcityartcenter.org; Sioux City Bandits Indoor Football, 401 Gordon Dr., http://www.siouxcitybandits.com; Sioux City Explorers Baseball Club, 3400 Line Dr., http://www.xsbaseball.com; Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, 500 Larsen Park Rd., http://www.siouxcitylcic.com; Sioux City Musketeers Hockey Club, 401 Gordon Dr., http://www.musketeershockey.com; Sioux City Public Museum, 2901 Jackson St., http://www.siouxcitymuseum.org; Trinity Heights, 33rd and Floyd Blvd., http://www.sctrinityheights.org; Lamb Productions Theatre, http://www.lambtheatre.com; Sioux City Community Theater, http://www.tysoncenter.com
LeMars, Iowa: Ice Cream Capital of the World Visitor Center, Jct. of Hwys. 75 and 3, http://www.wellsdairy.com; Plymouth County Historical Museum, 335 First Ave. SW, http://www.plymouthcountymuseum.homestead.com/museum.html
Harlan, Iowa: Shelby County Historical Museum, 1805 Morse Ave, http://www.schmuseum.org/prairietrails.asp; Shelby County Speedway, Shelby County Fairgrounds, http://www.shelbycountyrace.com
Elk Horn, Iowa: Danish Windmill, 40038 Main St., http://www.danishwindmill.com; Bedstemor’s Hus (Grandmother’s House), 2015 College St., http://www.dkmuseum.org; The Danish Immigrant Museum, 2212 Washington St., http://www.dkmuseum.org; Little Mermaid/Danish Attractions, Hwys. 44 and 173
Orange City, Iowa: Dutch Windmill Visitors Center/Chamber of Commerce, 509 Eighth St. SE, Hwy. 10, http://www.orangecityiowa.com; The Old Factory, 110 Fourth St. SW, http://www.theoldfactory.com; The Old Mill – Vogel Windmill, 1020 Albany Pl. SE
Spencer, Iowa: Arts on Grand, 408 N. Grand Ave., http://www.artsongrand.com; Parker Historical Museum of Clay County, 300 E. Third St., http://www.parkermuseum.org
Walnut, Iowa: Antique City Welcome Center, 607 Highland St., http://www.walnutiowa.com; Monroe #8 One-Room Country Schoolhouse, 601 Highland St.; Walnut Creek Historical Museum, 304 Antique City Dr.
Missouri Valley, Iowa: Harrison County Historical Village & Welcome Center, 2931 Monroe Ave., http://www.harrisoncountyparks.org; DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge, 1434 316th Lane, http://midwest.fws.gov/desoto; Western Skies Scenic Byway (West End), Follow the signs from Missouri Valley through Woodbine, Harlan, Elk Horn, Guthrie Center, Panora and Stuart.
About 90 miles:
Okoboji, Iowa: Okoboji Spirit Center, 243 W. Broadway Ave., Arnolds Park, http://www.vacationokoboji.com; Abbie Gardner State Historic Site, 34 Monument Dr., Arnolds Park; Arnolds Park Amusement Park, Hwy 17 and Lake St., http://www.arnoldspark.com; Clark Museum of Area History/Clark’s Antique Acres, 2151 213th Ave., Milford; The Higgins Museum, 1507 Sanborn Ave.; Iowa Rock ‘N’ Roll Music Museum, 91 Lake St., http://www.iowarocknroll.com; Lakes Art Center, 2201 Hwy. 71, http://www.lakesart.org; Okoboji Queen II Excursions, 243 W. Broadway; http://www.arnoldspark.com; The Ranch Amusement Park, Hwy. 71 N; Spirit of the Lake Excursions, Spirit Lake and Orleans to Lake Park; Treasure Village, 2023 Hwy. 86, Milford, http://www.treasurevillage.org; Okoboji Summer Theater/Boji Bantam Theater; Treasure Village Theatre
Council Bluffs, Iowa: Western Historic Trails Center, 3434 Richard Downing Ave., I-80/I-29, Exit 1B, http://www.iowahistory.org/sites/; Ameristar Casino Hotel, 2200 River Rd., http://www.ameristarcasinos.com; Horseshoe Casino, I-80/I-29, Exit 1B; Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino and Hotel, One Harrah’s Blvd., http://www.harrahs.com; Historic General Dodge House, 605 Third St., http://www.councilbluffsiowa.com; Kanesville Tabernacle, 222 E. Broadway; Lewis & Clark Monument & Scenic Overlookk, N. Eighth St., Monument Dr., http://www.cbparksandrec.org; Mid-America Center, One Arena Way, http://www.midamericacenter.com; RailsWest Railroad Museum and HO Model Railroad, 1512 S. Main St., http://www.thehistoricalsociety.org; Squirrel Cage Jail, 226 Pearl St., http://www.thehistoricalsociety.org; Union Pacific Railroad Museum, 200 Pearl St., http://www.up.com
West Bend, Iowa: Grotto of the Redemption, 300 N. Broadway, http://www.westbendgrotto.com