Elkader has activities all year round to enjoy. Checkout elkader-iowa.com
Cedar Rapids - 75 miles
Dubuque - 60 miles
Waterloo - 80 miles
Davenport - 130 miles
Rochester MN - 125 miles
Elkader is a city filled with history. Elkader has 9 sites on the National Historic Register. They include:
The Elkader Historical Society preserves the history of the community with records and artifacts from the area's past. The Carter House Museum is the perfect place to educate children on how families from 150 years ago would have lived in Iowa.
Elkader Parks* Turkey River Park on south edge of Elkader city limits on Iowa 13 offers camping and picnic facilities and fishing.* Elkader Recreation Park has picnic tables, shelter houses, new swimming pool and camping area. Area has comfort station and shower facilities, ball diamond and tennis courts. Founder's Park south Main Street has children's play equipment, garden's and a walking path.
Osborne Conservation Education Center, six miles south of Elkader on Iowa 13, 260 acres, is divided by the Volga River. Picnic areas, nature trails, fishing and limited camping available. Approximately 25,000 coniferous trees are planted, many in display plantings. A visitor center is open several days per week and has many environmental displays. Live animal exhibits include deer, pheasants, peacocks, wild turkey, duck and geese.
Pony Hollow Trail. Limestone trail, three miles along the Turkey River. Hike, bike and bridle trail.
Elkader Area Attractions
Local Golf Courses
Backbone Golf & Country Club
Strawberry Point, IA
Public, north edge of Backbone State Park. Open tee times.
For more info, call 563/933-4545
Elkader Golf & Country Club
24361 Gunder Rd, Elkader, IA
Public, 9-hole with club house
For more info, call 563/245-2230
Guttenberg Golf & Country Club
28126 Hwy. 52, Guttenberg, IA
Semi-Private, challenging 9-hole
Mississippi River view. Snack bar.
For more info, call 564-252-1423
Tri-City Golf Club
16739 Diplomat Rd, Luana, IA
Semi-Private, 9-hole, snack & liquor bar
For more info, call 563-539-4435
Woods Edge Golf Course
Public, Named best 9-hole in Iowa in 2000.
For more info, call 563/928-6668
Elkader Area Attractions:
Treasures are in your experience in Northeast Iowa
Turkey River Canoeing
Nine-hole golf course
Public swimming pool
Awesome downtown shops, coffee shop, and
National Historic Register locations throughout town.
Nine places include:
Carter House Museum, George Maier Rural Heritage Museum, Refurbished Cinema Theater on Main Street
Elkader ia also designated as an Iowa Cultural and Entertainment District!
See http://elkader-iowa.com/ for area services, churches, and businesses.
Cedar Street Suites is just a walk away from the Elkader Opera House. The Elkader Opera House was completed in November 1903, replacing the old Turner Opera House which was destroyed by fire earlier that year. Today the Elkader Opera House provides a venue for local productions.