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Recreation abounds in the Fort Dodge region. Recreational opportunities include Iowa's largest off-highway vehicle park with 65 miles of single track, ATV, and ORV trails, two state-designated water trails flowing 65 miles, snowmobile trails, and 30 miles of connected multi-use paved trails. Also in the region are mountain bike trails, fishing lakes, ponds, six golf courses, an aquatic center, a sports complex, and an equestrian park.
The arts are alive in the region featuring Iowa's largest mural, the Fort Dodge Grain Silo Mural, which stands 110 feet tall. In addition, the Blanden Art Museum has an extensive collection of works from internationally and nationally known artists. At the Fort Museum, visitors can discover the area's pioneer past in 20+ buildings with collections. Additionally, within Fort Dodge are 6+ community theatre groups, symphony performances, numerous vocal performance groups, and an active DIY art studio.
Thrill your taste buds at Fort Dodge eateries, including local favorites Tea Thyme, Community Orchard, Dariette, adult beverages at Soldier Creek Winery, River Hops Brewing, and Shiny Top Brewing.
Finally, explore historic Downtown Fort Dodge's favorite boutiques and shops, including quilt shops, home décor, art studios, clothing, and Iowa food items.
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