Introduction to Fort Dodge, Iowa
Fort Dodge History
Fort Dodge was named for the fort, established in 1850, in the honor of the U.S. senator from Wisconsin named Henry Dodge. It is the county seat of Webster County, which was founded on January 15, 1851 and was named after an American statesman called Daniel Webster.
Fort Dodge and nearby Attractions
- Fort Museum and Frontier Village
- Brushy Creek State Park
- Blanden Memorial Art Museum
- Curious Kids' Museum
- Lehigh Historical Museum
- Frank A. Gotch State Park
Things To Do In Fort Dodge
Fort Dodge offers several recreational facilities. The Oleson Park has a small zoo where visitors can see the albino white tailed deer. It also offers scenic hiking trails. The Snell - Crawford Park offers a disc golf course, jogging and walking trail, 3 sand volleyball courts, BBQ grills, and picnic tables. You can also enjoy your leisure at the swimming beach of Kennedy Park. It also has an 18-hole golf course. Golf lovers can also visit the Fort Dodge Country Club and Sunkissed Meadows Golf Course. One can shop at the Crossroads Mall.
Fort Dodge Transportation
Fort Dodge Regional Airport is nearby.
Fort Dodge Higher Education
Iowa Central Community College, Des Moines Community College, Iowa State University, and many other colleges and universities offer higher educational facilities.