Spirit Lake, Iowa, is a lovely, small city located in the Iowa Great Lakes region. The first settlers were drawn to the region because of its location along the west side of East Okoboji Lake. While the lake itself is still a major attraction to both locals and potential visitors, there is plenty more to see and do in Spirit Lake, Iowa.

Dickinson County Museum

Spirit Lake is the county seat of Dickinson County, and it is where you will find the Dickinson County Museum. The museum houses a number of exhibitions that share some of the most memorable and tragic events to have occurred in Spirit Lake, like the Spirit Lake Massacre.

Sami Bedell Center for the Performing Arts

Locals catch their live entertainment at the Sami Bedell Center for the Performing Arts, a 1,000-seat auditorium attached to the Spirit Lake High School. The theatre hosts full seasons each year with classic performances like “The Nutcracker,” plus high school performances and national acts.

Kenue Park

When the sun is shining, there’s nothing like a visit to Kenue Park. The gorgeous outdoor space is home to wetland, forest and prairie landscapes. There are also lovely picnic areas perfect for enjoying lunch al fresco. With a Butterfly House, a nature center and a disc golf course to enjoy, Kenue Park provides a full day of outdoor fun.

Local Dining

Spirit Lake is home to many delicious restaurants. The Okoboji Store offers a diverse menu and a fun atmosphere with live music right off of the East Okoboji Lake. If it’s breakfast you’re after, you can’t go wrong with Family Diner. This popular diner serves up standards like biscuits and gravy, pancakes and giant cinnamon rolls. When pizza night rolls around, Pub19 Bar & Grill is a must for dinner. The restaurant delivers classic and creative pizzas alike, plus plenty of sandwiches, salads, and desserts.

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