Elkader – a charismatic town nestled in Bluff Country. It’s ideal for a relaxing getaway full of FUN, shopping, restaurants, entertainment and lodging!! We were founded in 1846, incorporated 1891 and named after the Algerian leader Abd el Kader. A historic Keystone Bridge crosses our beautiful Turkey River, where fishing and floating awaits you. Kayak in our newly built whitewater feature. The walking trails are peaceful and full of nature’s stunning views all year. Scenery and history converge with the business district, giving you a charming community. Elkader’s downtown is designated a “Cultural & Entertainment District” and is home to many unique businesses. How about our three story antique mall, fantastic bakery, spa/salons, bridal boutique, coffee/tea shop and an unique assortment of specialty shops where you’ll always enjoy finding that just right gift. Let’s not forget the dining we offer; Algerian, Irish, and American cuisine, and yes those yummy hamburgers, gourmet sandwiches, soups and all you can eat buffet. Local wines and beers, and new this year, a brewtopia. Entertainment is plentiful – visit our 1903 Opera House, a 3D theatre updated with recliner seating, to see a favorite movie; two museums, and how about some fun at the new inside archery.
Well, let’s just schedule YOU a stay at a B&B or motel in town, or choose one of our two campgrounds. There’s just so much Elkader has to offer! Come visit our award-winning little town that we’re so proud to show off. Most certainly it is the “BEST KEPT SECRET” in Bluff Country! Planning a visit – go to www.elkader-iowa.com.