Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Fort Dodge which lies in the scenic Des Moines River Valley. Whether you enjoy fine arts, museums, local cuisine, shopping or festivals, Fort Dodge has unique recreational opportunities for visitors. Ride Ohv's at Gypsum City OHV park, horses at Brushy Creek State Recreational Area, go carts at Fort Frenzy or kayak the Lizard Creek and Des Moines River Trails. Join guests wandering through history at the Fort Museum and Vincent House or enjoying the arts at the Blanden Memorial Art Museum and Hawkeye Community Theatre. Whether watching the Dayton Rodeo or Cruise to the Woods Car Show, enjoying indoor and outdoor concerts, picking out your own fresh apples at the Community Orchard, tantalizing your taste buds at Tea Thyme Tea Room or shopping at the unique store at Kerchner Square, we host some great events and experiences.