Introduction to Clarinda, Iowa
Clarinda was established in 1851 and was named in honor of Clarinda Buck, who according to a legend carried water to the surveyors during the first survey of Page County. An internment camp was built in Clarinda at the time of World War II. The German prisoners first arrived in the Camp Clarinda in 1945. They were followed by the Italian and Japanese prisoners.
Clarinda and nearby Attractions
- Nodaway Valley Historical Museum
- Jessie Field Shambaugh State Historical Marker
- Clarinda City Park
- Viking Lake State Park
Things To Do In Clarinda
Tourists in Clarinda can visit the Glenn Miller Birthplace Home, who was a pioneer in music during the Big Band era. One can also visit the numerous parks such as Foster Park and the Clarinda City Park. The Valley Historical Museum is also a popular site to visit. One can take a look around the Page County 4 - H Fairgrounds. The Glenn Miller Festival and the Southwest Iowa Band Jamboree are some of the festivals that are celebrated in the City of Clarinda.
Rosecrans Memorial Airport offers air transportation facilities.
Clarinda Higher Education
Higher education institutes that are nearest to the city of Clarinda include the Northwest Missouri State University, Iowa Western Community College, Bellevue University, and Missouri Western State College.