Do, Eat, Stay
A warm welcome to Charles City, Iowa, a scenic community of 8,000, situated on the Cedar River. Charles City was settled in 1852 as a trade center for the prairie frontier. Today, Charles City and Floyd County offer a wide variety of attractions throughout the year, combining small town friendliness with big city amenities. Any time is a great time to visit America's Hometown!
- The Charles Theater, featuring a colorful 1935 art deco facade, is the home of Stony Point Players, a community theater group. 409 North Main.
- Charles City Arts Center, a restored 1904 Carnegie library building, features regional artists and monthly exhibits, with workshops and classes. Open Wed.-Sat., 1-5 p.m.; Thurs. till 7 p.m. 301 North Jackson St. (641) 228-6284
- Floyd County Historical Museum, featuring an 1870s-era drug store, a large collection of antique tractors and depictions of early prairie life. Iowa's largest county museum also features a gift shop and resources for researchers. 500 Gilbert St., Charles City. (641) 228-1099
- Cable stay footbridge, at the west end of Clark Street in Charles City, is in the National Register of Historic Places. The 267-foot span over the Cedar River was built so that local residents could attend Chautauqua lectures, entertainment, and tent revival meetings.
- The Fossil & Prairie Park and Center near Rockford, managed by the Floyd County Conservation Board, features geological wonders dating back to the Devonian Period, over 350 million years ago.
- The renowned Little Brown Church in the Vale near Nashua.
- Over 300 acres of parks in Charles City, including a new outdoor aquatic facility. Wildwood Park and Golf Course is among the few municipal golf courses in the U.S. listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
- For more information about what to see and do year-round in America's Hometown, or to find out more about special events coming up, contact the Charles City Area Chamber of Commerce at (641) 228-4234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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