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About Fort Dodge

Fort Dodge, Iowa

 

 

 

Fort Dodge is a city in the county seat of Webster CountyIowaUnited States, along the Des Moines River. The population was 25,206 in the 2010 census, an increase from 25,136 in the 2000 census. Fort Dodge is a major commercial center for North Central and Northwest Iowa. It is located on U.S. Routes 20 and 169.

 

 

 

 

 

Fort Dodge, Iowa
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Motto: Frontier of the Future.
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Fort Dodge is located at 42°30′25″N 94°10′50″W (42.506803, −94.180271), on the Des Moines River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.31 square miles (42.24 km2), of which, 16.05 square miles (41.57 km2) is land and 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2) is water

 

 

 

 

 

Arts and Culture

 

 

 

Historical

 

 


The Fort Museum and Frontier Village is located on the southwest edge of Fort Dodge. It is a full scale recreation of a military outpost on the prairie from the 19th century. It also features a recreated village from the same time period. Additionally, The Fort Museum has a replica of the Cardiff Giant, an archaeological hoax sculpted from gypsum mined at Fort Dodge. A "Frontier Days" event is held on the Fort Museum grounds every year. It features a parade, beauty pageant, historical reenactments, a buckskinner camp, and live entertainment. 2014 marked the 40th year of the event.


 

 

 

 

Art

 

 


The Blanden Memorial Art Museum, the first public museum of art in the state of Iowa, is located in the historic Oak Hill district of Fort Dodge. The Blanden, opened June 5, 1932, is renowned as one of the finest small museums in the nation for its extensive permanent collection as well as popular touring exhibits. The permanent collection on display includes European and American artists prints, sculptures and paintings. The museum also offers a wide variety of art classes geared towards children and adults.

 

 

 

 

Music

 

 


Fort Dodge maintains several music organizations, including a civic choral society, a city-funded municipal band, regional symphony orchestra, a Christian choral union, and a men's barbershop chorus.

Shellabration is an annual rock concert held in late July/early August at the Oleson Park Music Pavilion that features nationally touring rock groups. Previous performing bands include JourneyForeignerREO Speedwagon, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

The Lizard Creek Blues Society sponsors an annual blues festival, "Blues Under the Trees", every summer, drawing blues musicians from all over the United States.

Fort Dodge Choir Boosters (affiliated with Fort Dodge Senior High School) hosts the annual "Fort Dodge Choral Festival" which features high school and college choirs from around the upper Midwest under the direction of a nationally recognized conductor/composer.

Fort Dodge Senior High School serves as a host location for the Iowa state marching band festival, state Solo & Small Ensemble festival, and regional high school jazz band competitions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Theater and musical theater are historically popular arts activities in Fort Dodge, with the community maintaining three independent theater organizations. Hawkeye Community Theatre, one of the longest continually running theatre organizations in the state and puts on six full length productions a year of varied genre.Comedia Musica Players is a civic musical theater troupe that produces an annual musical every fall. Stage Door Productions provides theater training and performance opportunities for middle school, high school, and college-aged students during the summer and puts on one small cast (10 or fewer) production per year.

The two local high schools and the community college produce a student cast musical each Spring. The Fort Dodge Senior High School musical is the longest running high school musical theater tradition in the United States, first appearing in 1927

 

 

 

 

 

Parks and recreation

 

 

 

 


Oleson Park has woods and hiking trails. The town's recently restored band shell is located here. Oleson Park Zoo boasts a small zoo featuring a small population of albino white tailed deer and other animals. It is not an AZA (American Zoo and Aquarium Association) accredited zoo and the zoo's USDA license number 42-C-0128, has been cited over 15 times in the last 2 years by the USDA inspectors.

Snell-Crawford Park (located at Williams Drive and 12th Avenue North) is a local favorite for weekend recreation. It has a disc golf course, three sand volleyball courts, a jogging/walking/bicycling trail, picnic tables, and grills. Soldier Creek runs through the park.

Rosedale Rapids, the city's new multi-million dollar aquatic center, opened north of the roundabout intersection of 10th Avenue North and North 32nd Street in July 2010. The aquatic center features swimming pools, water slides, and a lazy river.

John F. Kennedy Park is the nearest camping facility to Fort Dodge. It has a large campground, a lake with a swimming beach, a playground, and hiking trails. Lakeside Municipal Golf Course, an 18-hole course, is located here.

The 300 acres (1.2 km2) Gypsum City Off-Highway Vehicle Park opened to the public on July 6, 2006. The park is located on abandoned gypsum mines. Plans are in place for the park to be expanded to as much as 1,500 acres (6.1 km2) in the future.

Fort Dodge is a top tubing destination in the state, offering the swift and clear waters of Lizard Creek, solitude on the Des Moines River from Fort Dodge to the Dolliver Memorial State Park, and the nearby lake at Brushy Creek.

The Fort Dodge Country Club par 71 golf course is one of Iowa's top courses.

Woodman Hollow State Preserve lies roughly 7 miles southeast of Fort Dodge.

Fort Frenzy opened east of town in late 2013. It features family-friendly activities such as an arcade, bumper boats, mini golf, go karts, laser tag, professional boxing, skating, and bowling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fort Dodge is the home to the central campus of Iowa Central Community College.

Fort Dodge is served by the Fort Dodge Community School District. The public school system includes Fort Dodge Senior High School (9–12), Fort Dodge Middle School (5-8), and several elementary schools.

Private schools in Fort Dodge include St. Edmond (Preschool-12), Community Christian School (pre-K −8), St Paul Lutheran (Preschool-8), and Harvest Baptist School (K4–12)

Fort Dodge has been the location of Iowa High School Athletic Association championship events. Currently, the cross country championships are held at John F. Kennedy Park north of the town. Fort Dodge also hosts the Iowa girls' softball championship tournament at Harlan Rogers Park.

 

 

 

 

 

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Dodge,_Iowa


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