Iowa’s first Whitewater Park, Charley Western Recreational Trail, Charles City Arts Center/Public Art, All Iowa Lawn Tennis Club, Mooney Art Collection, Floyd County Museum/Vintage Tractors, Cultural & Entertainment District, Girlhood Home of Carrie Chapman Catt, Barn Quilts of Floyd County. Discover Charles City!
“Sink Hole Capital of the U.S.A.” The most dominant land form in this area is the sink hole. These “holes” can be seen in and around Fountain, many have been filled or modified in size and shape. Sink holes, caves and caverns form in the limestone bedrock that lies immediately beneath the fertile soil. A sink hole can be viewed at the entrance to the city of Fountain (Hwy. 52) near the welcome sign. There is also a viewing platform near the Root River Trail Head.
Home of the Steam Engine that went to the Mardi-Gras in New Orleans! Enjoy our citywide garage sales in May. Mabel-Canton Community Night Out in August. Hesper-Mabel Steam Engine Days in September. Visit our website for all the details!