Top Attractions in Forest City

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A great way to learn about new cultures and experience different taste of living is by traveling the world. Forest City is one of the most iconic and most traveled cities in Iowa state of U.S.

With a mixture of cultures from around the world, Forest City has it all. Here is the Forest City ultimate travel guide!

While travelling visit our Hotel in Forest City Iowa, for a warm and refreshing experience.

Love adventure? Forest City is the place for you. Here is a list of top two local attractions to stop by.

1) Pilot Knob State Park
It is located a few miles south east of the city and is one of the oldest state parks in Iowa, featuring sweeping vistas and unique ecological areas. The center of attraction of park is a CCC – era Observation Tower which is listed on National Register of Historic Places. People can stand at the top the tower on “Pilot Knob” and enjoy the natural sights and breathtaking views.

Plan your visit:

  • HIKE

Hike includes five miles for equestrians. Winter is a season for Snowmobiling and cross-country skiing with a warming house with heat and electricity.

  • Discover

Try discovering Iowa’s most unique ecological features while exploring Pilot Knob. You will find a 4-acre floating sphagnum bog known as Deadman’s Lake within the park which turns out home to many unique wildlife species.

  • Fish

Ice fishing is a very popular activity here in winter. Lake is almost of 15 acres containing bass, catfish and bluegill.

  • Camp

Camp consists of campground containing electric hookups, modern shower and restrooms and dump station. First come first serve is practiced here. You can manage online reservation system for Pilot Knob State Park.

  • Reserve

If you can try reserving one of two open shelters for outdoor gathering. An open-air amphitheater has almost 1,000 seats and is available for large events such as weddings. Shelters can be reserved through the online reservation system for Pilot Knob State Park.

2)   Winnebago Industries:

Winnebago Industries, Inc. is one of the leading U.S. manufacturer of outdoor lifestyle products, which are used in leisure travel and outdoor activities. They manufacture quality motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheel products and boats. They have multiple facilities in Iowa, Indiana, Oregon, Minnesota and Florida.

The factory area mainly includes assembling metal stamping division, plastics facility, sawmill and cabinet shop, and sewing and design departments.

Cost: Free

Reservations Needed: It is required for groups larger than 6 people, else No.

Days and Hours: November–mid-December: Mon–Fri 1:00 pm. No tours mid-December–March 31. Closed holidays and 1 week in July.

Plan to Stay: 1.5 hours for video and tour, plus time for Visitors Center motor-home exhibits and wall displays.


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