Upcoming Events

at Heritage Park

Featured event:
Steam Threshing Festival
August 2 – August 4

There are many nearby hotels and campgrounds that are convenient for guests to Heritage Park. Camping is available at Winnebago Industries WIT Campground during Steam School and the Steam Threshing Festival events. The campground is located just a short walk just north of the main gate. The sites are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Campers are required to register. Registration is at the Heritage Park Registration Building inside the North Gate. Once registered, you will receive a paper flyer indicating you have paid the required fee. This must be displayed visibly on your unit. If you arrive and no one is available to register your unit, you can camp until someone is available to register you. The camping area will be periodically patrolled to help you with your registration. Campfires on the ground are not allowed. This will be strictly enforced.

The camping fee is $25 per night or $100 for 5 nights. 

During the Steam Threshing Festival, the campground is open from Tuesday before the show to the Tuesday morning following the show. During Steam School, the campground is open from Friday the day before to Monday the day after.


Forest City Inn, 1215 Hwy. 69 S, 641-585-1300 (walking distance)

Cobblestone Inn, 1121 Hwy 69 N. 641-585-3000 (2 mi.)

Garner Inn, Garner: 641-925-1000 (13 mi.) 

Best Western, Clear Lake: 641-357-5253 (22 mi.) 

AmericInn, Clear Lake: 641-357-8934 

Americas Best Value Inn, Clear Lake: 641-357-8700

Additional hotels can be found by searching the Mason City and Clear Lake areas.



Pammel Park, 641-585-4860

Three Fingers Campground, 641-590-6653

Pilot Knob State Park, 641-581-4835

Heritage Park of North Iowa

For individuals and families in the extended Forest City, Iowa area who enjoy learning about history and appreciate an opportunity for hands-on experiences, Heritage Park of North Iowa provides high-quality historical collections, rare displays, diverse exhibits and active demonstrations. For anyone interested in an entertainment or gathering venue, Heritage Park provides a well-maintained and attractive setting to accommodate small and very large crowds.