Come enjoy the splendor and beauty of 20+ themed gardens and check out the variety of free concerts, events, and programs!
Igniting the creative spirit through visual, performing, and literary arts – Free and all are welcome.
You are invited to sit aboard an antique fire truck, ring the bell and more as you get the feel of what the early days of fire fighting were like.
The 16-ton Freedom Rock pays tribute to Civil War hero Captain Henry Irving Smith, the only soldier from Cerro Gordo County to earn the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Hop aboard a handcar and take a trip back in time. Visitors experience first-hand what it's like to ride the rails as they travel around the park on a speeder, diesel locomotive, or old-time handcar.
A Boatload of Fun! Offering Public Cruses, Private Charters, and Specialty Cruises on Clear Lake.
Visit the memorial at the plane crash site of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and JP ''The Big Bopper'' Richardson, where the plane came to rest following their final concert at the Surf Ballroom in 1959
The fully restored Surf Ballroom holds a place in music history as the final concert site of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. ''The Big Bopper' Richardson.
Lovingly restored, this vintage home gives visitors a glimpse of life in the 40s & 50s. Much like the Surf Ballroom, it is as though time stood still in the home. Tours of the Fox House are by appt.
Three Stars Plaza features a central art sculpture consisting of a spindle with stacked records honoring Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. ''The Big Bopper'' Richardson.