Whether it is a lifetime or just a day, we hope you will enjoy Clay County.  With some of the best hidden treasures around, you will find that we offer something for everyone!

Christian Kirchner House

The Christian Kirchner home was built in 1867.  It was the first frame dwelling in Peterson and Clay County.  It is standing on the original site and only minor structural changes have been made. 

Museum open by appointment.

Peterson , IA 51047
Phone: (712) 261-1875

Clay County Fair

Experience the World's Greatest County Fair!!

Visit www.ClayCountyFair.com for upcoming Fair info.
PO Box 527
Spencer , IA 51301
Phone: (712) 262-4740
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Clay County Freedom Rock

Clay County will be included in The Freedom Rock's 99 county tour! Our rock is going to be placed in Everly's Garden of Peace & Hope!  

The rock was completed in April 2015. 

Everly , IA 51338

Clay County Heritage Center

Features two museum galleries full of history and facts about Spencer and Clay County!  Meeting room available.  Managed by Clay County Heritage.  

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday:  10am - 4pm
Thursday:  10am - 6pm
Saturday:  10am - 3pm

7 Grand Avenue
Spencer , IA 51301
Phone: (712) 262-3304
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Clay County Regional Events Center

Delivering OUTSTANDING Experiences!

No matter what your event, the Clay County Regional Events Center is your place!
800 W 18th Street
Spencer , IA 51301
Phone: (712) 580-3000
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Clay County's Parks

With our many park options, there is outdoor fun for everyone!  Enjoy the great outdoors, in Clay County!

Clay County Parks, where hospitality is reality!


Clay County , IA
Phone: (712) 262-2187
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Del's Garden Center

Del's Garden Center is a full service garden center.  Our staff is knowledgeable and eager to be of assistance to you.

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm 
1808 11th St. SE
Spencer , IA 51301
Phone: (712) 262-4912
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Fort Peterson Blockhouse

Fort Peterson was one of a string of forts constructed in 1862-63 by troops during the Civil War known as the Northern Border Brigade.  Fort Peterson's blockhouse is the only remaining vestige of the entire fortification chain (Peterson Heritage, Inc.).

Museum open by appointment.
PO Box 44
Peterson , IA 51047
Phone: (712) 261-1875

Glacial Trail Scenic Byway

The Glacial Trail Scenic Byway highlights the best of northwest Iowa with all its beautiful scenery and history as well as recreational opportunities.  
4931 Yellow Ave
Peterson , IA 51047
Phone: (712) 295-7200
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Grand Avenue Community Outreach

This century old former hotel building in historic downtown Spencer has been converted into a non-profit outreach center, but that doesn't take away from the amazing history inside. There are several pieces of the old hotel still in use and the views from those upper floors are stunning!  Schedule your tour today by contacting director@GACOutreach.com

The Grand Avenue Community Outreach is an ecumenical, volunteer-driven non-profit organization that provides social services and outreach programs designed to meet physical, spiritual, and long-term needs to people in Northwest Iowa and beyond. 
605 Grand Avenue
Spencer , IA 51301
Phone: (712) 580-4732
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Hap Ketelsen Community Center

An excellent location for your upcoming wedding reception, dance, club meeting, family reunion, baby shower, corporate meeting, holiday gathering, & more!
203 North Main Street
Everly , IA 51338
Phone: (712) 834-2691
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InnSpiration Winery

Winery opened in March 2013!  They are open Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays.  Call them for exact schedule.

Enjoy a local Clay County wine on the beautiful deck overlooking the countryside.

Their wine list ranges from sweet wines to dark reds.
5079 - 180th Ave.
Linn Grove , IA 51033
Phone: (712) 296-4966
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Jim's History Barn

A restored 1928 barn featuring the following collections:
- Western memorabilia
- Indian artifacts 
- hunting & fishing displays
- mounted wildlife
- Military items from 1700s - WWII

And MUCH more!

Open by appointment or chance.  Free will offering.
6 East 4th Street
PO Box 67
Peterson , IA 51047
Phone: (712) 295-6551

Jones Dairy

The Jones family would love for you to come visit and see where the milk and cheese you put in your fridge begins! Tours are $5 per person and children under the age of one are free. For groups of less than 6 people, tours are $30. 
2560 270th Street
Spencer , IA 51301
Phone: (712) 262-0400
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Kirchner Farm Museum

The Kirchner Farm Museum is filled with horse-drawn farm equipment and machines, from decades past.

Museum open by appointment.

Peterson , IA 51047
Phone: (712) 261-1875

Parker Museum

Reverend and Mrs. Parker, along with a group of county citizens, established the Parker Historical Society in 1960.  Managed by the Parker Historical Society of Clay County. 

Open by appointment.

300 E 3rd Street
Spencer , IA 51301
Phone: (712) 262-3304
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Remillard Signs & Barn Quilts

Visit their location to view and purchase your own barn quilt.
2855 370th Street
Dickens , IA 51333
Phone: (877) 966-3744
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Rock Forest School

The Rock Forest School was one of the first frame schoolhouses in Clay County.  With past memorabilia, the schoolhouse brings you back in time.

Museum open by appointment. 

Peterson , IA 51047
Phone: (712) 261-1875

Royal Community Center

A new facility, located in the heart of Royal.  Great for family reunions, small meetings, and local gatherings.  Call 933-2421 for more information or to make reservations.
302 Main Street
Royal , IA 51357
Phone: (712) 933-2421

Royal Schoolhouse Museum

Visit the old country schoolhouse, located north of the Community Center.  It was formerly the Riverton No. 8 Fair Play School, was built in 1935, and moved to Royal in 1947.  The building was used as classroom for some time before it closed.  Restoration began in 1999. 

Inside, visitors will find school house items and community information about Royal's businesses, churches, and schools that were formally located in the town.  Open by appointment.  Call City Hall for details.
3rd Avenue & Main Street
Royal , IA 51357
Phone: (712) 933-2421

Sleepy Hollow Aronia

Aronia berries are one of the healthiest berries in America.  Sleepy Hollow Aronia, located near Peterson, offers a short season where you can pick your own berries.  The aronia berry is usually ready to pick in September.  Contact the Pingels to arrange a visit.
2450 - 430th Street
Peterson , IA 51047
Phone: (712) 295-5513

Spencer Bowl

Located in the basement of the North Gate Mall.  Open September - April

Monday - Thursday:
4pm - 10pm
Friday: 4pm - midnight
Saturday: 1pm - midnight
Sunday: 2pm - 6pm 

1900 North Grand Avenue
Spencer , IA 51301
Phone: (712) 262-4200
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Spencer Family Aquatic Center

Entire fun for the whole FAMILY!!!

612 4th Street SE
Spencer , IA 51301
Phone: (712) 580-7275
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Spencer Golf & Country Club

The Place to Play!

Meeting space available - call 262-2004. 
2200 W 18th Street
Spencer , IA 51301
Phone: (712) 262-2028
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Spencer Municipal Golf Course

Just for the fun of it!
1320 4th Avenue SW
Spencer , IA 51301
Phone: (712) 580-7280
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Spencer Parks

Walk, bike, or run along 11 miles of paved trails in Spencer.  

Enjoy the 17 parks within the city limits.  Visit the website for addresses and amenities.

Spencer , IA 51301
Phone: (712) 580-7260
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Spencer's Historic District

Spencer Main Street Co.
Take a walking tour of Spencer's Historic Grand Avenue Commercial District!  Tour booklets are available at the Spencer Main Street Office and Clay County CVB Office.
122 West 5th Street
Spencer , IA 51301
Phone: (712) 262-7246
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Sunny Brook Schoolhouse

Take a trip into the past and visit the restored Clay County schoolhouse.  Call the Everly City Hall for access to the building and for more information.

Everly , IA 51338
Phone: (712) 834-2691
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The Prairie Flower

Natural prairies, hunting cabin, and first-class guided tours!
1765 290th Street
Spencer , IA 51301
Phone: (712) 262-5864
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Vermeer Glass Art

Jim & Julie
"Fusing art glass provides us with the freedom to experiment and manipulate glass by color, texture, shape, and how a piece will be used, be it a functional serving plate, platter, bowl or a decorative piece of art. There are infinite possibilities when fussing with art glass that can be very exciting and challenging," Jim and Julie Vermeer, owners of Vermeer Glass Art.

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 4pm 
Saturday: 9am - 3pm
Sunday: CLOSED
302 Grand Ave
Spencer , IA 51301
Phone: (712) 580-4906
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West Side Vineyard

Established in 2007 by the Barglof family. 

Available for tours.  Host annual Harvest Fest in summer. 
2055 360th Street
Spencer , IA 51301
Phone: (712) 260-5763

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