Gateway to the
Northeast Iowa Welcome Center
Director Marleen Weigand 641-435-4187
The Welcome Center is located less than
a mile from a high speed interchange. It
provides a safe access roadway stop for
motorists and is highly visible from the
interchange. The site is situated
adjacent to a small wooded area and has
a view of Cedar Lake and Cedar View
Park. There is also a beautiful view
from the deck.
This building is a stand alone facility
includes a Craft Shop. It was designed to look like a
railroad depot. There are two reception
areas that can be rented for parties,
anniversaries, auctions and events. The full
basement serves as a storm shelter for
the traveling public, fairground events,
campers at the city campground and
mobile home residents.
The Welcome Center Lobby is open 24
hours, 7 days a week.
It contains vending machines with pop,
weather information, free wireless
internet, and TV.
There is an elevator in the Lobby. There
is also a Family Restroom along with
Men's & Women's. The Craft Shop has over
95 vendors with gifts for all ages and
all occasions. The Craft Shop is open
9:00 - 4:00 pm seven days a week.