Arts and Culture

From the theatre to the tulip festivals, Northwest Iowa can provide a great experience to anyone who appreciates the finer things in life. All of the communities in the region share a passion for community activities that bring people together.

Celebrate Dutch heritage in Orange City with traditional Dutch dancing, parades and plenty of tulips. After you take in the flowers, drive down the highway to indulge in some ice cream during Le Mars Ice Cream Days.

These are just examples of the events that happen year-round in the Northwest Iowa region. From the exceptional eateries to the entertainment provided by nearby colleges and community theatres to county fairs, there’s always a line-up for a full day or a night out in Northwest Iowa.

Performing Arts

Visual Arts

Historic and Cultural Attractions

  • Brunson Heritage House – Sibley
  • Ice Cream Capital of the World Visitor Center and Ice Cream Parlor – Le Mars
  • McCallum Museum – Sibley
  • Ocheyedan Mound – Ocheyedan
  • Plymouth County Museum – Le Mars
  • Rock Rapids Mural Society – Rock Rapids, promotes downtown mural projects
  • Sanford Museum and Planetarium – Cherokee – The facility was opened in 1951, and was Iowa’s first accredited museum. Since then, more than one million visitors have taken part in a wide variety of activities, such as exhibits, lectures, as well as demonstrations and research programs.

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