Fort Dodge, Iowa's Top Family Attractions

Fort Dodge features a wide variety of experiences for children of all ages. The littles will love the Back 40 playground at the Community Orchard and the Children’s Forest at Kennedy Park.

So no matter the age of your grandchildren, you’ll find plenty to keep them engaged and happily busy.

A few of the structures you’ll find in the town are a one-room schoolhouse, general store, pharmacy, and a log home from the 1850s.

Explore Fort Museum and Frontier Village

The Dragoon Etching Trail is a scavenger hunt that even the grandchildren still coloring outside the lines can enjoy.

Create an Etching on the Dragoon Etching Trail

The museum’s Marc Chagall painting, Fantastic Horse Cart, is a brightly colored painting with people floating, giving it a dream-like quality.

Look at the Collections at the Blanden Memorial Art Museum

The Grain Silo Mural project is a mural installed on a 110-foot tall, abandoned grain silo, making it the largest in Iowa.

View the Awe-Inspiring Fort Dodge Grain Silo Mural

Children will love the  larger-than-life wood carvings in the Children’s Forest at Kennedy Park.

Discover the Children’s Forest at Kennedy Park

Studio Fusion is a kid-friendly and mom-approved business where kids as young as six can do glass art. They provide step-by-step instructions to make glass pictures perfect for the kiddos learning their shapes.

Get Creative at Studio Fusion

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