Things To Do


Three exits off I-35, U.S Highway 34 and the historic Jefferson Highway, perfectly position Osceola for tourism.

BIKE SHARE ON THE COURTYARD

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Courtyard | 100 S Main St | Osceola | IA

  • Rent a bike on the courthouse lawn! Tour the town and enjoy the trails.
  • Our courtyard features benches, an ample bandstand, Veterans' Memorial, refurbished bell tower, and plenty of trees welcoming visitors to our busy town square.

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THURSDAY NIGHT IN THE PARK

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Courtyard | 100 S Main St | Osceola | IA   641.342.4200

  • Beginning late May through early September, Thursday Night in the Park, hosted by various groups offering a variety of activities and vendors.
  • Check out our Calendar of Events for the Thursday Night in the Park schedule!

CLARKE COUNTY FARMERS MARKET

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Courtyard | 100 S Main St | Osceola | IA
641.342.4790
  • Tuesdays and Saturdays, the Farmers' Market begins in late Spring and continues through October.
  • Tuesdays, 3pm-6pm
  • Saturdays, 8am-12pm (Saturday Fall Hours begin Sept 21, 9am-12pm)

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LYRIC THEATER

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118 S Fillmore St | Osceola | IA
641.342.2668
  • You will find this beautifully restored Art Deco theater in the Osceola Commercial Historic District.
  • Tickets are only $5, making one of the best bargains for entertainment in town!

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OSCEOLA PUBLIC LIBRARY
CARNEGIE LIBRARY

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300 S Fillmore St | Osceola | IA
641.342.2237
  • Our Carnegie Library was dedicated June 15, 1911 and is among 101 public libraries that were awarded grants by The Carnegie Corporation of New York. 
  • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Hosts many activities for all ages throughout the year.

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HISTORIC DEPOT

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Intersection Main & East Clay St
  • Security cameras over look the well lit parking lot.
  • Located in our Main Street district for quick access to local eateries and shopping.
  • Restored to it's original glory our Historic Depot is a stop on the Amtrak route and is recognized in the "Great American Stations".

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LAKESIDE HOTEL CASINO

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777 Casino Dr | Osceola | IA
641.329.3298
  • Two dining options: Heartland Buffet and West Lake Bar & Grill.
  • Live music and special events are hosted at their outdoor amphitheater that can accommodate over 1,200 people.
  • Now offering sports betting at their William Hill Sports Book.
  • Stay at their RV park or hotel which offers an indoor pool, fitness center and more!

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CLARKE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM

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1030 South Main St | Osceola | IA
  • Open by appointment May through September. Free will donation.
  • Established in 1971 to preserve and collect Clarke County historical articles.

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OSCEOLA MUNICIPAL GOLF

Golf

400 E Fayette St | Osceola | IA
641.342.3717
  • A beautiful and challenging 9 hole golf course that offers 9 and 18 hole green fees.  
  • Golf cart rentals available.
  • Club house is available to rent for special events. 

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BECKY PERSELS SKATE PARK

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Intersection of W. Shaw St & N. Fillmore St
  • The park includes half pipe, quarter pipe, cow catcher, various grind rails and more.
  • Was made possible with the assistance of the Clarke County Development Corporation and very generous donation from Mrs. Becky Persels.

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FERN UNDERWOOD FAMILY
 AQUATIC CENTER

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Intersection of W. Shaw St & N. Fillmore St
641.342.6662
  • 196 gallon facility with 0 depth entry that features a 4 lane lap swim area, diving board, and water slide.
  • Offers a space for every age and ability
  • Other included amenities: geysers, arc jet, 20' umbrellas, lounge chairs and more!

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HEMBRY PATH

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Intersection of W. Shaw St & N. Fillmore St
  • Connects southern and northern recreation facilities.
  • Provides a safe walking route for children to the ball fields.
  • .6 miles long and is great for biking, walking and enjoying the outdoors.

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OSCEOLA SOCCER FIELDS

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Intersection of W. Shaw St & N. Fillmore St
  • Features two regulation size fields.

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ADULT/YOUTH BALL FIELD COMPLEX

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South of County Yard off Highway 69 North
  • Features 4 youth fields (200' fence) and 2 adult fields (280' fence).

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OSCEOLA DISC GOLF

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South of County Yard off Highway 69 North

  • Sponsored holes allowing for a great long course.
  • Features Innova Disc Catchers and paved tee pads.
  • This course starts and ends at the ball fields as it weaves its way through the complex to the soccer fields and back

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WARREN FAMILY PARK

1640 Truman Rd | Osceola | IA
  • Features playground equipment with ground rubber for fall protection and a full length basketball court with 2 adjustable goals.
  • There is also a shelter for family use.

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LITTLE INDIAN PARK

Corner of Temple & Jackson St 
  • Features a playground, half size basketball court and shelter.

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SEMINOLE PARK

Country Club Dr | Osceola | IA
  • Small neighborhood park that features a playground with rubber for fall protection, a gazebo and small basketball court.

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GRADE LAKE PARK

Lake Shore Dr | Osceola | IA
  • Enjoy hiking, fishing and bird watching.
  • Walk along Thomas Trail which connects Lake Shore Dr to Grade Lake Dr.  The total walking distance around the lake is approximately 1.5 miles.

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Q POND PARK & BOAT ACCESS

W Clay St | Osceola | IA
  • Features multiple shelters that can accommodate 15 to 50 people.
  • Boat access available for fishing.
  • Contains playground equipment and the first half of Q Pond Trail Loop.  Work is ongoing to complete the trail loop and connect to Hembry Path.

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WEST LAKE MARINA

Casino Dr | Osceola | IA
  • Two paved boat paths available to enjoy the great fishing along with nice restroom facilities. 

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LIBERTY PARK

Hwy 69 | Osceola | IA
  • A county park featuring a picnic shelter, playground, horse shoe court, and volleyball court.
  • Perfect for community gatherings and family reunions!

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EAST LAKE PARK

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Highway 34 East of Town
641.342.3960
  • Enjoy this beautiful 160 acre park featuring a 15 acre lake.
  • It includes 6 picnic shelters, gazebo, flush-able restrooms, playgrounds, 2 volleyball courts, a basketball court, a horse shoe court and more!
  • Perfect spot to enjoy fishing, hiking and bird watching!
  • A semi modern camping area is available by reservation.
  • During the summer months check out the great nature camps that are held here!

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TURKEY RIDGE WILDLIFE AREA

South of Hwy 69 and East on H45
  • 68 acres that provides habitat to abundance of wildlife.
  • Open to hunting, hiking, mushrooming and berry picking.

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COYOTE CANYON WILDLIFE AREA

9 Miles NW of Osceola off County Rd R35
  • 287 public use acre area that is open to hunting, hiking, mushrooming and berry picking.

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GREEN PINE WILDLIFE AREA

8.5 Miles NE of Osceola on County Rd R50
  • 40 acres home to an amazing evergreen timber that is open to public hunting.
  • It includes a 3 acre pond stocked with bluegill, catfish and crappie perfect for fishing.
  • Features a picnic area at the main entrance.
  • The trails located here allow for hiking, bird watching, mushrooming, berry picking and cross country skiing.

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VAWN WILDLIFE ARE

6 Miles N of Osceola E on Oakwood St
  • 200 acre area featuring 2 ponds and is open to hunting, fishing, hiking, mushrooming, and berry picking.

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