Area Attractions

 

Robert Emmet Statue
One of just four in the world, namesake of the community, located in the Palo Alto County Courthouse Square. Contact the St. Patrick's Association, Emmetsburg.
712-852-4326
 
   
Blarney Stone
A gift to the citizens of Emmetsburg from residents of our sister city, Dublin, Ireland, located in the Palo Alto County Courthouse Square. Contact the St. Patrick's Association, Emmetsburg.
712-852-4326
 
   
Palo Alto Heritage Center
Located in the Carnegie Library building, 2008 10th Street. Contact Palo Alto County Extension.
712-852-2865
 
   
Victorian On Main Museum
1705 Main St, Emmetsburg. A restored Victorian era home complete with furnishings and other period memorabilia. Open Sundays, 1-4 p.m. and by appointment.
712-852-2796
 
   
Palo Alto County Historical Museum
708 Monroe St, open Sundays 1-4 p.m. and by appointment.
712-852-2796
 
   
Original Old Town Emmetsburg Site
Located at Riverdale Ranch,
3621 450th Ave, Emmetsburg
 
   
Hobson Rock Collection
On permanent display at the Smith Wellness Center, Iowa Lakes Community College
 
   
Vandervelde Primitive Cultures Collection
On permanent display at the Smith Wellness Center, Iowa Lakes Community College and Emmetsburg Public Library
 
   
Grotto of the Redemption
West Bend
The Life of Christ in stone. Guided tours May to mid-October. 300 North Broadway 515-887-2371
 
 


Additional Emmetsburg Attractions:

  1. Dragoon Monument
  2. John B. Kelly Annex 
  3. Five Island Lake 
  4. Kearney State Park 
  5. Footbridge to First Island 
  6. Des Moines River 
  7. 9 City Parks 
  8. Jackman Cabin 
  9. Little House on the Prairie replica 
  10. 8-sided Livestock Pavilion 
  11. One-Room School House 
  12. Emmetsburg Veteran Memorial 
  13. Five Island Golf Club 
  14. Smith Wellness Center 
  15. Historical Downtown Buildings

We are fortunate to host 1 of the 20 official Iowa Welcome Centers here in our region.
Iowa Welcome Center Located at 1121 Broadway (Highway 4) in Emmetsburg.

712-852-2283
eburgwelcome@kemb.org
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Contact Us

Maureen Elbert,
Executive Director
106 S. Dodge Street
Suite 210
Algona, IA  50511
Ph: 515-295-7979
Fax: 515-295-8873
kcedc@kossuthia.com

Hours:
8:00-5:00 M-Thursday
8:00-2:00 Friday

 

 


 

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