Introduction to Estherville, Iowa
Estherville was first settled in 1856 and was named for Esther Ridley, the wife of the city’s founder Robert Ridley. The city was incorporated in 1881. On May 10, 1879, a meteor fell near the city and parts of the meteor are displayed in various museums all over the world. The city is the county seat of Emmet County, which was organized in 1851.
Estherville and nearby Attractions
- Fort Defiance State Park
- Arnolds Park Amusement Park
- Lakes Art Center
- Ranch Amusement Park
- Abbie Gardner State Historic Site
- Pike's Point State Park
Things To Do In Estherville
The Thoreson Memorial Park, South Tenth Street Park, Riverside Park, Joe Hoye Park, and Mike Mickelson Park are some of the local parks in Estherville. Tourists can also visit the Fort Defiance and Monument Historical Marker. The Riverside Hills Ski Area is an ideal destination for the visitors and residents. The Emmet County Historical Society Museum is also worth taking a look around. The city also hosts the Emmet County Agricultural Show each year.
Fort Dodge Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Estherville Higher Education
Estherville is home to Iowa Lakes Community College. Higher education can also sought through Buena Vista University, Minnesota State University - Mankato, and Iowa Central Community College.