Explore Fort Dodge
Fort Dodge is Webster County's largest community with a population of approximately 25,000. Finding an adventure in Fort Dodge and Webster County is easy with everything the community has to offer. Explore our community!
DINING: Fort Dodge is home to a variety of national chains and franchise establishments alongside locally owned and operated restaurants and pubs - more than 70 in all!
ENTERTAINMENT, ARTS & CULTURE: The fine arts are alive and well in our community. Browse our local art museum and galleries, listen to our symphony orchestra, choral society, and other vocal performing ensembles as well as live music at various venues. Many concerts and theater productions are performed throughout the year.
RECREATION: The Fort Dodge area offers hard surface trails, water trails and a hiking trail system, as well as a 700+ acre OHV park. There are numerous fishing lakes and ponds, parks, multiple golf courses, and a sports complex. Rosedale Rapids Aquatic Center offers slides, a swimming area for kids and a lazy river.
SHOPPING: Fort Dodge offers retail shopping with a variety of chains like Kohl's, Target, Marshalls and Wal-Mart, as well as several family owned boutiques.
HEALTHCARE: Quality healthcare is offered through Unity Point Health, the Community Health Center and Webster County Public Health. Family medicine services, specialty clinics and a regional medical center are provided.
CHILDCARE: Finding a childcare provider is one of the most important decisions you will make during your child's early years. Conduct an online search for childcare providers through Childcare Resource & Referral or contact Linking Families and Communities at 515.955.or email@example.com.
PROFESSIONAL & SOCIAL NETWORKING: Networking opportunities are available through a multitude of organizations and activities in Fort Dodge including the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance, the Young Professionals and numerous service organizations.
PUBLIC SAFETY: Fort Dodge provides a cutting edge paramedic first responder and transport program through a partnership of Fort Dodge Fire & Rescue and UnityPoint. Fort Dodge Fire & Rescue's service rating puts Fort Dodge in the top 15% of all cities for fire protection. The Fort Dodge Police Department boasts certified officers, two K9 units and two school resource officers.
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