Experience Forest City
‘Where Nature is Close and Friends are Closer’.
Whatever your reason for traveling to Forest City, business, recreation or education, we offer several attractions and a wide variety of activities to help you enjoy your time.
You’re invited! Forest City hosts hundreds of events/activities throughout the year. Find them on our calendar on our website.
Stop in at the Forest City Visitors Center on the corner of J Street and 4th Street (106 S. 4th Street), open Monday – Friday 9 am -5 pm. We’ll help you have a memorable visit to our community!
Winnebago Industries Visitors Center & Museum
1045 S. 4th Street
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
Entryways off Highyway 69 and J Street
Enjoy the serenity of Pammel Park where you can find many areas along the Winnebago River to enjoy. There are several fishing spots, a playground, butterfly garden, campground and the Hynes Spur trail that winds through the Park.
Pilot Knob State Park
2148 340th Street
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:
* Bridle Trails
* Hiking Trails
* Winter Activities
* Snow Shoeing
* Cross Country Skiing
* Spectacular view from the Observation Tower
The Hanson 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 Pilot_Knob@dnr.state.ia.us
Heritage Park of North Iowa
1225 Highway 69
Forest City’s 91 acre outdoor museum dedicated to the preservation of America’s rural heritage. Offering large group tours only.
This event venue features:
* Steam and gas powered antique tractor display
* Events featuring draft horse demonstrations, shingle making and threshing
* Old time jail, barn, log home and rural school house
* Many collections of local historical value.
Call to set up a group tours.
Call Dawn Arispe at 641-596-0527
336 N Clark St
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
Waldorf University Art Gallery
Fine Arts Calendar
Located in Campus Center, 106 S. 6th Street
Gallery hours: Monday- Friday 11am-4pm when Waldorf is in session
Art office: 641-585-8210
Gallery is free and open to the public