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Estherville is located in Emmet County in northeastern Iowa. It is home to the main campus of Iowa Lakes Community College. As of the 2000 census, the population was 6,656 residents. On May 10, 1879, a 455 pound meteorite fell to earth in Emmet County a few miles north of Estherville, and has become known as the Estherville Meteorite. When it struck it buried itself 15 feet in the ground. Portions of the meteorite are on display in the Estherville Public Library, the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the Naturhistorisches Museum in Vienna Austria. Estherville offers a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere, perfect for a summertime getaway. The Iowa Great Lakes region is just a short 15-minute drive away and offers all kinds of outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities. Other things to do include kayaking along the Des Moines River and camping, picnicking and hiking in nearby Fort Defiance State Park. Special events in Estherville include Sweet Corn Days, which celebrates Iowas premier corn crop. The festival includes a large parade, a car show, cruise night, a sweet corn recipe cook-off, golf tournament, a street dance, craft fair, lots of great food and free sweet corn. In early December, the Snow Globes Winter Festival celebrates the season with carolers strolling the streets, living window displays, Santa Claus, a living nativity in historic library square and a festival of trees.

Surrounding areas: Spirit Lake, Iowa (14.0 mi), Okoboji, Iowa (14.9 mi), Arnolds Park, Iowa (15.2 mi), Milford, Iowa (16.8 mi), Wahpeton, Iowa (17.2 mi), Emmetsburg, Iowa (21.2 mi), Lake Park, Iowa (24.9 mi)

Estherville Vacation Rentals




Estherville Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Sleep Inn & Suites2008 Central AveEstherville, IA (712) 362-5522
Super 8 Estherville1919 Central AveEstherville, IA (712) 362-2400
Village West Resort And Hotel20785 170th StSpirit Lake, IA5.0 mi.(712) 337-3223
Super 8 Motel-spirit LK2203 Cir Dr WSpirit Lake, IA13.6 mi.(712) 336-4901
Ramada LTD2704 17TH StSpirit Lake, IA15.0 mi.(712) 336-3984
West Oaks Condo Assn Phase 325 Lakeshore DrArnolds Park, IA15.2 mi.(712) 332-7711
Americinn Lodge & Suites1005 Brks Park DrOkoboji, IA15.8 mi.(712) 332-9000
Village East Resort1405 Hwy 71Okoboji, IA15.8 mi.(712) 332-2161
Americinn Lodge & Suites110 Belmont LnJackson, MN17.2 mi.(507) 847-2444
Prairie Winds Budget Host Motel950 N Hwy 71Jackson, MN17.2 mi.(507) 847-2020
Super 8 Motel2025 Hwy 71 NJackson, MN17.2 mi.(507) 847-3498
The Old Railroad Inn219 Moore StJackson, MN17.5 mi.(507) 847-5348
Super 83501 Main StEmmetsburg, IA21.0 mi.(712) 852-2667
America Inn Motel1005 13TH St SWSpencer, IA25.1 mi.(712) 262-7525
Holiday InnJCT I-90 & Hwy 15Fairmont, MN25.6 mi.(800) 785-4066
Super 8 FairmontTorgerson DrFairmont, MN25.6 mi.(507) 238-9444
Comfort Inn2225 N State StFairmont, MN27.1 mi.(507) 238-5444

Estherville Weather & Climate

Northwest Iowa lies in the humid continental zone and has four distinct seasons. Nearly three-fourths of the annual precipitation is received April through September. Severe thunderstorms are possible during this time. However, this northwest section is drier in summer and colder in the winter than the southern regions of the state. Seasonal snowfall statewide is 32 inches and varies from 40 inches in the northeast to 20 inches in the extreme southeast corner of the state. Blizzards are not uncommon and summertime tornadoes are possible. January and February are generally the coldest months. Hot dry winds, originating in the desert southwest, occasionally reach Iowa in the summer, producing unusually high temperatures. Autumn "Indian Summers" are a result of the dominance of air masses moving across the U.S. from the Pacific Ocean.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 22°F 4°F 0.67 in. -
February 29°F 10°F 0.48 in. -
March 40°F 21°F 1.73 in. -
April 56°F 33°F 3.10 in. -
May 70°F 46°F 3.47 in. -
June 79°F 56°F 4.65 in. -
July 82°F 60°F 3.55 in. -
August 80°F 57°F 3.82 in. -
September 72°F 47°F 2.68 in. -
October 60°F 35°F 2.15 in. -
November 41°F 22°F 1.48 in. -
December 27°F 9°F 0.63 in. -

Estherville Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Spencer Municipal airport (SPW) located about 24 miles southwest of Estherville in Spencer, Iowa, the Fairmont Municipal airport (FRM) located approximately 26 miles northeast of Estherville in Fairmont, Minnesota, the Worthington Municipal airport (OTG) located roughly 41 miles northwest of Estherville in Worthington, Minnesota, the Forest City Municipal airport (FXY) located around 61 miles east of Estherville in Forest City, Iowa, and finally the Fort Dodge Regional airport (FOD) located about 66 miles south of Estherville in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Estherville Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Arnolds ParkArnolds ParkIA14.7 mi.
 
Water Parks
Boji Bay Water ParkMilfordIA16.7 mi.
Denison Aquatic Fun CenterDenisonIA99.0 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Estherville Golf & Country ClubEsthervilleIA 
Riverview Golf CourseEsthervilleIA 
Hillcrest Golf CourseGraettingerIA12.4 mi.
Lost Island Golf ClubRuthvenIA15.2 mi.
Woodlyn Hills Golf CourseMilfordIA15.2 mi.
Brooks Golf ClubOkobojiIA15.4 mi.
Emerald Hills Golf ClubArnolds ParkIA15.7 mi.
Indian Hills Golf ClubSpirit LakeIA16.3 mi.
Jackson Golf ClubJacksonMN16.9 mi.
Loon Lake Public Golf CourseJacksonMN16.9 mi.
Okoboji View Golf CourseSpirit LakeIA17.5 mi.
Country Greens Golf CourseArmstrongIA17.8 mi.
Fox Lake Golf ClubSherburnMN18.3 mi.
Emmetsburg Country ClubEmmetsburgIA21.4 mi.
Spencer Golf & Country ClubSpencerIA23.6 mi.
Silver Lake Golf & Country ClubLake ParkIA24.6 mi.
Spencer Municipal Golf CourseSpencerIA24.8 mi.
Interlaken Golf ClubFairmontMN25.5 mi.
Rolling Green FairwaysFairmontMN25.5 mi.
Rose Lake Golf ClubFairmontMN25.5 mi.
 
State Parks
Fort Defiance State ParkIA1.5 mi. 
Okamanpeedam State ParkIA12.1 mi. 
Orleans State ParkIA13.7 mi. 
Mini Wakan State ParkIA14.8 mi. 
Pillsbury Point State ParkIA15.6 mi. 
Lost Island Lake State ParkIA16.1 mi. 
Pikes Point State ParkIA16.4 mi. 
Gull Point State ParkIA16.5 mi. 
Killen Woods State ParkMN24.9 mi. 
Trappers Bay State ParkIA25.1 mi. 
Stinson Prairie State ParkIA35.8 mi. 
Ambrose A Call State ParkIA38.0 mi. 
Ambrose A Call State ParkIA38.4 mi. 
 
Museums
Iowa Great Lakes Maritime MuseumArnolds ParkIA14.7 mi.(History)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Great Plains Zoo & MuseumSioux FallsSD94.2 mi.


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