Guidebook for Clear Lake

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Guidebook for Clear Lake

Food Scene

large servings with great home cooking. Great salads, BBQ pork sandwichese, Sloppy Joes and HUGE Corn Dogs. Usually have a collection of Buddy Holly Winter Dance Party Memoriabilia
Back Yard Deli
300 Main Ave
large servings with great home cooking. Great salads, BBQ pork sandwichese, Sloppy Joes and HUGE Corn Dogs. Usually have a collection of Buddy Holly Winter Dance Party Memoriabilia
GeJo's by the Lake - Italian Restaurant and Lounge
12 N 3rd St
10 yerel halk öneriyor
Lots of Televisions with sports. Really good food and good service. They have a bar as well and if you have a big group there is seating as well as an extra room you can set up to use. We like all the pizza and Lasagna.
8 yerel halk öneriyor
The Other Place
200 US-18
8 yerel halk öneriyor
Lots of Televisions with sports. Really good food and good service. They have a bar as well and if you have a big group there is seating as well as an extra room you can set up to use. We like all the pizza and Lasagna.
Great smoked meats and great service.
RibCrib BBQ
455 Tiffany Dr
Great smoked meats and great service.
This is a greek steakhouse. It has a huge local reputation for great food an has been an icon in Mason City for decades. The venue is small, so be sure to set up a reservation. Expect $20 a plate and up.
Northwestern Steakhouse
304 16th Street Northwest
This is a greek steakhouse. It has a huge local reputation for great food an has been an icon in Mason City for decades. The venue is small, so be sure to set up a reservation. Expect $20 a plate and up.
This is the best grocery store in Clear Lake. Has a large meat counter too.
Fareway Grocery
910 US-18
This is the best grocery store in Clear Lake. Has a large meat counter too.

Drinks & Nightlife

Ok food, but often have bands during the summer. Located on the lake. Outdoor patio for dining and music. Watch the sun set. It is beautiful across the lake.
8 yerel halk öneriyor
Lakeside Landing Kitchen + Bar
1603 South Shore Drive
8 yerel halk öneriyor
Ok food, but often have bands during the summer. Located on the lake. Outdoor patio for dining and music. Watch the sun set. It is beautiful across the lake.

Sightseeing

Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper had their last concert at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake. Their plane crashed not long after liftoff in a bad snow storm. Be prepared you'll have to drive on a gravel road to visit.
Buddy Holly Crash Site
Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper had their last concert at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake. Their plane crashed not long after liftoff in a bad snow storm. Be prepared you'll have to drive on a gravel road to visit.
Beautiful park with a tower you can climb to see miles of scenery. Lots of hiking trails too.
Pilot Knob State Park
2148 340th Street
Beautiful park with a tower you can climb to see miles of scenery. Lots of hiking trails too.

Parks & Nature

The lake is beautiful all year long. Fishing, swimming, boating, Jet skiing, Biking, snowmobiling, cruising and more. It is a Jewel of Iowa! Thursdays on Main are a great event where all the stores, restaurants, food vendors, kids dance/tumbling teams as well as a live band a car show and a community movie is every Thursday evening starting at 5:30pm. It is a LOT of fun! The Lake Theater is $3 a person. It is an old theater, but has great ambiance and digital projection and sound. On Sunday mornings there is a great church services at Central Park at the bandshell. Bring your lawn chairs and expect a crowd. 10 am services with contemporary music and thoughtful sermons.
Clear Lake
The lake is beautiful all year long. Fishing, swimming, boating, Jet skiing, Biking, snowmobiling, cruising and more. It is a Jewel of Iowa! Thursdays on Main are a great event where all the stores, restaurants, food vendors, kids dance/tumbling teams as well as a live band a car show and a community movie is every Thursday evening starting at 5:30pm. It is a LOT of fun! The Lake Theater is $3 a person. It is an old theater, but has great ambiance and digital projection and sound. On Sunday mornings there is a great church services at Central Park at the bandshell. Bring your lawn chairs and expect a crowd. 10 am services with contemporary music and thoughtful sermons.
Nice beach, but a little more stones in the sand than is preferred. Great place to sunbathe and picnic. You can also rent the state park's shelter house if you check with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
Clear Lake State Park
6490 South Shore Ct
Nice beach, but a little more stones in the sand than is preferred. Great place to sunbathe and picnic. You can also rent the state park's shelter house if you check with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

Everything Else

Coffees as well as pastries. A nice log cabin atmosphere. Very popular spot in town.
12 yerel halk öneriyor
Cabin Coffee Co
303 Main Avenue
12 yerel halk öneriyor
Coffees as well as pastries. A nice log cabin atmosphere. Very popular spot in town.
Old fashioned hardware like used to exist before Lowes, Menards and the others invaded this space. Lots of everything here.
Kramer Hardware
580 US-18
Old fashioned hardware like used to exist before Lowes, Menards and the others invaded this space. Lots of everything here.

Shopping

This place has a little bit of everything. It is also a good place to get your Clear Lake Shirts, Hats and Sweatshirts. Lots of fun things in this store. Kids love to look as well as adults.
Larson's Mercantile
323 Main Ave
This place has a little bit of everything. It is also a good place to get your Clear Lake Shirts, Hats and Sweatshirts. Lots of fun things in this store. Kids love to look as well as adults.
If you get on Business Highway 18 and head toward Mason City you will find quite a bit of shopping plazas and outdoor malls. Kohls, Best Buy, Mills Fleet Farm, Walmart, Amish furniture store, Target, Menards, Hobby Lobby, bike shops, Deckers athletic store, Staples, TJMax,
Mason City
If you get on Business Highway 18 and head toward Mason City you will find quite a bit of shopping plazas and outdoor malls. Kohls, Best Buy, Mills Fleet Farm, Walmart, Amish furniture store, Target, Menards, Hobby Lobby, bike shops, Deckers athletic store, Staples, TJMax,

Entertainment & Activities

Many top notch concerts are held here with nationally recognized performers. There is also a museum of things that you can see. The Surf is a happening place!
18 yerel halk öneriyor
Surf Ballroom & Museum
460 North Shore Drive
18 yerel halk öneriyor
Many top notch concerts are held here with nationally recognized performers. There is also a museum of things that you can see. The Surf is a happening place!
The Lake Theater doesn't offer as many movies as this location. There are many more times and movies here including some theaters where you can get reclining theater chairs!
Cinema West Theatre
4710 4th St SW
The Lake Theater doesn't offer as many movies as this location. There are many more times and movies here including some theaters where you can get reclining theater chairs!
A place to go drive some golf balls!
North Iowa Golf Center
4450 4th St SW
A place to go drive some golf balls!
If you enjoy game playing or if you just feel lucky the casino isn't too far away.
Diamond Jo Worth Casino
777 Diamond Jo Lane
If you enjoy game playing or if you just feel lucky the casino isn't too far away.
Every Sunday evening in the summer there is good racing. Hot Lapsat 6:30 pm
Mason City Motor Speedway
3700 4th St SW
Every Sunday evening in the summer there is good racing. Hot Lapsat 6:30 pm
The Bulls are a farm league and have a good history of winning their division as well as sending players up the ladder to the pros. Many of the players are still in High School or attend the community college and live with families in the area. http://www.northiowabulls.com Best if you like the sound of cowbells and clanking sticks.
North Iowa Bulls Hockey
3700 4th St SW
The Bulls are a farm league and have a good history of winning their division as well as sending players up the ladder to the pros. Many of the players are still in High School or attend the community college and live with families in the area. http://www.northiowabulls.com Best if you like the sound of cowbells and clanking sticks.