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Emmetsburg is located in Palo Alto County in northwestern Iowa. As of the 2000 census, the population was 3,958 residents. It serves as the county seat for Palo Alto County and is home to a campus of Iowa Lakes Community College. Emmetsburg was named one of the top 100 places to live in the United States by Relocate-America.coms "Americas Top 100 Places to Live for 2007." It is located at the intersection of Highways 4 & 18 and thus provides easy access to neighboring cities. Emmetsburg offers a lot of choices for outdoor recreational fun. Beautiful Five Island Lake is at the center of it all for both summer and winter recreation. The lake offers excellent fishing, boating, swimming, water skiing, picnicking, hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities. Emmetsburg is also home to the Wild Rose Casino, located on Highway 18 on the east side of town. The casino consists of a hotel, three restaurants, a convention center and RV park, as well as the casino. Weekly entertainment is also available at the Wild Rose. In addition, Emmetsburg is home to a state-of-the-art wellness center. Downtown Emmetsburg has several antique shops, specialty, craft and unique gift shops.

Surrounding areas: Estherville, Iowa (21.2 mi), Milford, Iowa (27.9 mi), Arnolds Park, Iowa (28.5 mi), Clear Lake, Iowa (28.6 mi), Okoboji, Iowa (29.5 mi), Spirit Lake, Iowa (30.4 mi), Wahpeton, Iowa (30.8 mi)

Emmetsburg Vacation Rentals

Emmetsburg Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Super 83501 Main StEmmetsburg, IA (712) 852-2667
Sleep Inn & Suites2008 Central AveEstherville, IA21.1 mi.(712) 362-5522
Super 8 Estherville1919 Central AveEstherville, IA21.1 mi.(712) 362-2400
Americinn Motel Of Algona600 Hwy 18 WAlgona, IA22.8 mi.(515) 295-3333
Super 8 Motel210 E Norwood DrAlgona, IA23.0 mi.(515) 295-7225
Village West Resort And Hotel20785 170th StSpirit Lake, IA23.6 mi.(712) 337-3223
America Inn Motel1005 13TH St SWSpencer, IA24.2 mi.(712) 262-7525
West Oaks Condo Assn Phase 325 Lakeshore DrArnolds Park, IA28.8 mi.(712) 332-7711

Emmetsburg Weather & Climate

Northwestern Iowa has a four-season climate that is classified as humid continental. Nearly three-fourths of the annual precipitation is received April through September, with severe thunderstorms possible during this time. The northwest section of the state is somewhat drier in summer and colder in the winter than the southern regions. Seasonal snowfall statewide is 32 inches. Blizzards are possible in winter and tornadoes can occur during spring and summer. January and February are generally the coldest months, although late winter and early spring storms in March and April have been known to produce large amounts of snow. Hot dry winds, originating in the desert southwest, occasionally reach Iowa in the summer, producing unusually high temperatures. Autumns are generally mild, sunny and pleasant.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 23°F 4°F 0.83 in. -
February 29°F 10°F 0.69 in. -
March 41°F 22°F 2.01 in. -
April 57°F 34°F 3.14 in. -
May 71°F 48°F 3.61 in. -
June 80°F 57°F 4.64 in. -
July 83°F 62°F 4.12 in. -
August 81°F 59°F 4.24 in. -
September 73°F 49°F 2.73 in. -
October 60°F 36°F 2.26 in. -
November 41°F 22°F 1.86 in. -
December 27°F 9°F 0.84 in. -

Emmetsburg Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Spencer Municipal airport (SPW) located about 26 miles west of Emmetsburg in Spencer, Iowa, the Fairmont Municipal airport (FRM) located approximately 39 miles northeast of Emmetsburg in Fairmont, Minnesota, the Fort Dodge Regional airport (FOD) located roughly 45 miles southeast of Emmetsburg in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the Forest City Municipal airport (FXY) located around 53 miles east of Emmetsburg in Forest City, Iowa, the Worthington Municipal airport (OTG) located about 58 miles northwest of Emmetsburg in Worthington, Minnesota, the Mason City Municipal airport (MCW) located approximately 68 miles east of Emmetsburg in Mason City, Iowa, and finally the Arthur N Neu airport (CIN) located roughly 73 miles south of Emmetsburg in Carroll, Iowa.

Emmetsburg Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Arnolds ParkArnolds ParkIA28.6 mi.
Water Parks
Boji Bay Water ParkMilfordIA27.8 mi.
Denison Aquatic Fun CenterDenisonIA83.1 mi.
White Water University Fun ParkDes MoinesIA117.9 mi.
Golf Courses
Emmetsburg Country ClubEmmetsburgIA 
Hillcrest Golf CourseGraettingerIA8.8 mi.
Lost Island Golf ClubRuthvenIA11.4 mi.
Spring Hills Country ClubMallardIA12.6 mi.
Whittemore Golf ClubWhittemoreIA13.7 mi.
West Bend Golf & Country ClubWest BendIA16.6 mi.
Estherville Golf & Country ClubEsthervilleIA21.3 mi.
Riverview Golf CourseEsthervilleIA21.3 mi.
Country Greens Golf CourseArmstrongIA21.8 mi.
Rolfe Golf ClubRolfeIA22.5 mi.
Algona Country ClubAlgonaIA22.9 mi.
River Road Golf ClubAlgonaIA22.9 mi.
Spencer Golf & Country ClubSpencerIA23.2 mi.
Spencer Municipal Golf CourseSpencerIA23.5 mi.
Pocahontas Golf CoursePocahontasIA26.4 mi.
North Kossuth Golf ClubBancroftIA27.0 mi.
Woodlyn Hills Golf CourseMilfordIA27.0 mi.
Little Sioux Golf & Country ClubSioux RapidsIA28.3 mi.
Emerald Hills Golf ClubArnolds ParkIA28.6 mi.
Spring Valley Golf CourseLivermoreIA28.9 mi.
Brooks Golf ClubOkobojiIA29.6 mi.
State Parks
Lost Island Lake State ParkIA11.3 mi. 
Stinson Prairie State ParkIA18.9 mi. 
Fort Defiance State ParkIA21.2 mi. 
Ambrose A Call State ParkIA22.2 mi. 
Ambrose A Call State ParkIA22.7 mi. 
Okamanpeedam State ParkIA25.6 mi. 
Pillsbury Point State ParkIA28.8 mi. 
Gull Point State ParkIA30.0 mi. 
Orleans State ParkIA30.9 mi. 
Pikes Point State ParkIA31.7 mi. 
Mini Wakan State ParkIA33.5 mi. 
Wanata State ParkIA36.1 mi. 
Indian Village State ParkIA38.6 mi. 
Frank Gotch State ParkIA39.1 mi. 
Iowa Great Lakes Maritime MuseumArnolds ParkIA28.6 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Great Plains Zoo & MuseumSioux FallsSD105.9 mi.
Blank Park ZooDes MoinesIA117.9 mi.

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