Welcome to Forest City "Where Nature's Close and Friends are Closer." This thriving business community boasts entertainement opportunities for all ages to enjoy. Take a guided factory tour at Winnebago Industries Visitors Center; admire Iowa's rural heritage at the 91-acre Heritage Park of North Iowa; and step back in time with a tour of the Mansion Museum.
Outdoor Adventures & Exciting Eateries
Discover outdoor adventures galore. Explore the trails, observation tower, scenery and wildlife areas at Pilot Knob State Park, which was one of Iowa's first state parks. When the weather is warm, cool off at the Forest City Family Aquatic Center or paddle the Winnebago River Water Trail. Or spend a day exploring the community's golf course, 21-hole disc golf course, playgrounds, tennis and pickleball courts and more.
After getting your nature fix, take a break at one of the community's many restaurants. Get your coffee fix at Cabin Coffee or try a protein shake and refreshing teas at Every Day Nutrition. Or enjoy chips & queso (and more) at Ay Jalisco; try the delicious Chinese cuisine at Golden Chopsticks; feast on home-cooked meals at Sally's; or sit down to classic burgers and pizza at Shooterz. For a sweet treat, swing by Sweet Emmylu's.
Forest City is located along the Winnebago River and on Highways 69 and 9, just two hours south of Minneapolis and two hours north of Des Moines. Therefore, Forest City offers a quick commute for visitors to experience attractions and events.
Make the trip for the community's exciting events, such as the DenimFest Country Music Festival, Winnebago Grand National Rally, Heritage Park Steam Threshing Festival, Junkapalooza and Puckerbrush Days.