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Must Do's
This thriving community boasts a charming, historic downtown that's filled with shops, restaurants and historical attractions. Stop by the Clay County Heritage Center for a sneak peak into Clay County's past or the Parker Museum to see what life was like inside a 1916 home. Embrace your inner artist with a class at Vermeer Glass Art or admire the work of professional and local creators at Arts on Grand.

Outdoor Adventures & Exciting Eateries
There's no better way to explore a new place than from the local trails. The Spencer Recreational Trail stretches for 12 miles between Spencer's city parks and natural wetlands, rivers, flood plains and prairies. Or, discover endless outdoor fun at the nearby Horseshoe Bend County Wildlife Preserve, which boasts 180 acres along the Little Sioux River.

Get energized with a caffeinated beverage and shop local goods at Toad's Roadhouse Coffee, enjoy Mexican cuisine at El Tapatio or grab a classic American meal at Weasy's Lounge & Grille. Be sure to also sample local brews at Iowa Project Brewing Company or straight-from-the-farm whiskeys at Century Farms Distillery

Community Highlights
The community's historic downtown features the largest and most diverse collection of 1930s Art Deco architecture in the Midwest. Hometown of Dewey Readmore Books, The Small Town Library Cat That Touched the World. Enjoy museums, live theater, camping, hunting, fishing, biking and the "World's Greatest County Fair."

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Whether you're seeking rest and relaxation, outdoor exploration or family adventures, the opportunities are endless.