The 7 Best Things to Do in Northwood, United States

September 26, 2017 Major Galusha

Northwood is a city in Worth County, Iowa, United States, along the Shell Rock River. The population was 1,989 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Worth County.
Restaurants in Northwood

1. Myre-Big Island State Park

19499 780th Ave, Albert Lea, MN 56007-7022 +1 507-379-3403
Excellent
47%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 52 reviews

Myre-Big Island State Park

Reviewed By Teresita_Herndon_VA - Arlington Heights, Illinois

We decided to stop at Myre-Big Island to break up a long drive, and it was one of the highlights of our trip. The park is quite extensive and has well-marked and well-maintained trails through all sorts of terrain - prairie, oak groves, lowlands. Incredible fields of flowers too. We saw deer, pelicans, wild turkeys, and more snakes than we would have liked, but all non-poisonous! The trails appeared to be lightly traveled and it was a great place to stretch our legs and enjoy the beauty of nature. The park ranger who checked us in was courteous and very helpful.

2. Diamond Jo Casino

777 Diamond Jo Ln, Northwood, IA 50459-8801 +1 877-323-5566
Excellent
22%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
12%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 141 reviews

Diamond Jo Casino

Reviewed By christopherM8134MB - North Charleston, South Carolina

We walked in and nearly got blown out the door by the strong stench of cigarette smoke. The sign said no smoking but lots a smokers puffing away in the casino. First impression: This place stinks! Lots of slots and gaming tables here. We signed...MorechristopherM8134MB, Thanks for taking the time to submit a review and hope you have safe travels on your journey. Thanks, Scott Smith AGM

3. Fort Severson

1068 456th St, Carpenter, IA 50472-8547
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Fort Severson

Reviewed By beamhanson - Onawa, Iowa

This is a great place to see an old fort with an old water well hand pump. The fort even asks you to close the door when you are done. This is located on private property and the family allows visitors. Please be mindful of future visitors, it's a great place to visit and think about the days of settlers.

4. Plane Crash Site of Buddy Holly

Gull Avenue, Crash site is located west of intersection of 315th Street and Gull Avenue., Clear Lake, IA
Excellent
56%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 195 reviews

Plane Crash Site of Buddy Holly

Reviewed By Skidadoftwo - Littleton, Colorado

If you went to the Surf Ballroom, this tops off the tour. Very well kept! Although people apparently disregarded the request not to leave things the day we were there, which led up to a bunch of clutter.
Please be considerate, the property the crash site memorial is located on is PRIVATE PROPERTY. The land owner is very considerate to let people trudge through his field and occasionally mows it down to make it easier. So hats off to the landowner providing people the opportunity to gain access.

5. The Bee Hive Ballroom

839 Central Ave, Northwood, IA 50459-1519 +1 641-324-9899
The Bee Hive Ballroom

When the IOOF-Erickson Building opened in 1896, the Bee Hive Department store served customers on the ground floor and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Hall on the second floor played host to many events. Located above the Worth Brewing Company taproom the Bee Hive is perfect for wedding receptions, corporate events and family reunions.

6. Event Center

777 Diamond Jo Ln, Diamond Jo, Northwood, IA 50459-8801 +1 877-323-5566

Enjoy the hottest in live entertainment in our 5,000 square ft event center. Hosting the biggest names in entertainment and national comedy acts.

7. Big Wheel Bar

777 Diamond Jo Ln, Northwood, IA 50459-8801
Big Wheel Bar

Free live music every Friday and Saturday night at our stage overlooking the casino floor.

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