Discover family-friendly things to do in Fort Dodge

Book one of the comfortable rooms or suites at the Country Inn & Suites, Fort Dodge and enjoy easy access to Iowa Central Community College and a variety of top attractions. Families can learn more about 19th-century Iowa settlers at The Fort Museum and Frontier Village or find a variety of fun things to do at the Fort Frenzy entertainment center. Gypsum City OHV Park and Sports Park Raceway both entice gearheads with high-speed racing. Traveling with a sports team? Our hotel is around four miles from the baseball, soccer, and softball fields that make up Rogers Sports Complex.

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Rogers Sports Complex

3.98 mi / 6.41 km from the hotel
This large sports complex offers softball, baseball, and soccer fields for tournament play and team practices.

Sports Park Raceway

3.53 mi / 5.69 km from the hotel
Visit this half-mile dirt raceway for exciting action in all classes, including UTV and ATC.

The Fort Museum and Frontier Village

2.77 mi / 4.46 km from the hotel
Learn about local pioneer life at this open-air history museum, which showcases a mix of replica and original structures, including fortifications, a one-room schoolhouse, a general store, and an 1850s log cabin.

Blanden Art Museum

1.91 mi / 3.08 km from the hotel
This museum’s permanent collection includes modern European and American paintings and sculptures, photography, and Japanese prints. You can also take art classes or participate in special events throughout the year.

Dodger Stadium

1.68 mi / 2.7 km from the hotel
Offering seating for 5,000 fans, this expansive stadium plays host to football, soccer, and baseball games for Fort Dodge Senior High School and football games for Iowa Central Community College.

Fort 8 Theatre

1.66 mi / 2.67 km from the hotel
For a great rainy-day activity, visit the Fort 8 Theatre and catch the latest blockbuster while treating yourself to some popcorn with extra butter. Be sure to visit on Tuesdays for discounted admission.

Fort Frenzy

0.35 mi / 0.57 km from the hotel
A flurry of activities available at this kid-focused entertainment center provide hours of fun as you make your way from mini golf and laser tag to bumper boats and a full arcade.

Gypsum City OHV Park

2.17 mi / 3.49 km from the hotel
This 800-acre off-road-vehicle park features 60 miles of ATV and motorcycle trails, a 1.5-mile motocross course, and a youth riding area.

Iowa Central Community College

3.12 mi / 5.02 km from the hotel
Take a tour of the Iowa Central Community College campus, or attend musical events and theatrical performances offered throughout the year.

The Community Orchard

4.78 mi / 7.7 km from the hotel
Bring the whole family for an afternoon of apple-picking at this seasonal attraction. You can also take a tour, grab a jar of apple jelly at the gift store, or indulge in a hearty lunch and a sweet treat from the café.