About Fort Dodge


Let's have a look around into background of Fort Dodge
  • County: Webster County
  • State: Iowa
  • Country: United States
  • Latitude: 42.4975
  • Longitude: -94.1677778
  • Time zone: Central Standard Time Zone
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -6 hours

Weather in Fort Dodge

  • Climate: Hot Summer Continental Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: March to May and September to November

Location

Fort Dodge is a city in and the county seat of Webster County, Iowa, United States, along the Des Moines River. The population was 25,206 in the 2010 census. Fort Dodge is a major commercial center for North Central and Northwest Iowa. It is located on U.S. Routes 20 and 169.
 

Distance from Fort Dodge center to Airport

  • Airport: The nearest major airport is Des Moines International Airport (DSM / KDSM). This airport has domestic flights from Des Moines, Iowa. Another major airport is Waterloo Regional Airport (ALO / KALO), which has domestic flights from Waterloo, Iowa.
  • Driving Distance: 95 miles / 153 km
  • Driving Time: 104 Minutes
  • Languages: English followed by Spanish being the most widely spoken languages.
     

Modes of transport

  • Airport:  Des Moines International Airport 
  • Rail: Union Pacific Railroad Co.
  • Road: Bus: Jefferson Bus lines and Dodger Area Rapid Transit.
     

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars: 

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
  • For Hotels:
  • Room Service: $5 Minimum
  • Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
  • Concierge: Between $5 - $25

Valet Parking: 

  • Parking or Returning Car: $2 - $5  

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Boone,
  • Ames,
  • Carroll




Ames

Location

The city of Ames is located in the central Story County, Iowa, United States.

Weather

Weather:

Climate:   humid continental

Best Time to Visit: September

Tourist Attractions
  • Reiman Gardens
  • The Farm House
  • Ada Hayden Heritage Park

Emergency Contact Numbers in Fort Dodge city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 911
  • Railroad: +1 515-576-2321
  • Airport: +1 515-256-5050 (Des Moines International Airport)
  • Hospital: +1 515-573-3101 (UnityPoint)
     

Events

  • Webster County Fair
  • Karl King Concert
  • Weekly Racing
     

Tourist Attractions

  • Snell-Crawford Park
  • Gypsum City OHV Park
  • Kennedy Park

Theatre & Concerts

  • CEC - Fort 8 Theatre
  • Hawkeye Community Theatre
  • Comedia Musica Players

Visit Top Restaurants in Fort Dodge

  • Tea Thyme At Sadie's
  • Lomitas Mexican Restaurant
  • Community Tap and Pizza

Top Shopping Centers in Fort Dodge

  • Crossroads Mall
  • Younkers
  • Buckle

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • The Fort Museum and Frontier Village
  • Blanden Memorial Art Museum
  • Hydro Electric Park

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Pasta – Mineral City Mill and Grill
  • Prime Rib – Eilers
  • Tacos – Taco Tico

Sports Club

  • Fort Dodge Tennis Club – Tennis
  • Fort Dodge Baseball Association – Baseball
  • Fort Dodge Country Club – Golf 

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: $ 3.06
  • Taxi: $ 2.75 (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): $ 700.00
  • Cheap meal: $ 11.00
  • Gasoline: $ 0.59 / litre
  • 3 course meal: $ 36.50
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