Winnebago Industries Visitors Center & Museum
Open Seasonally Mon-Fri 8-4:30
The largest motor home manufacturing facility in the world, Winnebago Industries, Inc., is located right here in Forest City in what we refer to as the most productive 60 acres in North Iowa.

* Free tours Monday-Friday from April- October at 9am & 1pm
* Special Accommodations can be arranged for large tour groups
* Reservations are recommended for groups larger than 6 people

Heritage Park of North Iowa
Forest City’s 91 acre outdoor museum dedicated to the preservation of America’s rural heritage.

* Steam and gas powered antique tractors
* Draft horse demonstrations
* Shingle making
* Threshing
* Other rural heritage demonstrations during Heritage Park shows

Fun the for the entire family!

Call (641) 585-4332 for information or email

Mansion Museum

The Mansion, headquarters of the Winnebago Historical Society, was built at the turn of the century as a private home. In 1945 it was converted into a hotel, then, in 1977 it was acquired and restored by the Winnebago Historical Society.

*Open select Sundays during the summer months
*Group tours may be arranged at anytime
*Call (866) 585-2092 for more information or to arrange your special tour.

Pilot Knob State Park
Pilot Knob State Park is located four miles east of Forest City. The tower was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

The Park features:
* Camping
* Bridle Trails
* Hiking Trails
* Winter Activities
* Snow Shoeing
* Cross Country Skiing
* Spectacular view from the Observation Tower

The Pilot Knob Bicycle Trail runs along Hwy 9 from Forest City to the Park if you wish to walk, skate or pedal to the Park. You can email Pilot Knob at

Southtown Speedway
Kart Racing at its Best!

Races every Saturday Night(May thru July). Hot Laps start at 6:30
Race Track phone: (641) 581-5858
Contact Info: Bernie (641) 585-4978 or Randi (641) 420-8148

Waldorf University Art Gallery

Fine Arts Calendar

Gallery hours:
Monday- Friday 11am-4pm when Waldorf is in session
Evenings during theatre performances
By appointment – call (641) 585-1533

Gallery is free and open to the public

Waldorf University Theatre

Fine Arts Calendar

Season Tickets are $30 for adults & $25 for Senior Citizens

To purchase season tickets call (641) 585-8288 or for individual performances call the Box Office at (641) 585-8585.

Boman Fine Arts Center

The center includes a 630-seat theatre. The theater hosts theatrical performances, art displays, regional and national touring groups, speaker engagements, and the Waldorf University Artist Series.

Chamber of Commerce / Visitors

145 South Clark Street
Forest City, Iowa 50436-1501

Phone: 641-585-2092
Toll Free: 866-585-2092
Fax: 641-585-2687

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