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Storm Lake

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Storm Lake is a small city of 10,600 located in northern Western Iowa.


Storm Lake has acquired an interesting reputation among Western Iowans for several notable traits. The population, percentage-wise, is among the most diverse of any town in Iowa due to meat packing plants. Most of the recent residents come from Mexico, Sudan, and Laos, among other countries. In addition, it is one of the few towns in Western Iowa situated on a lake.

Taking both into account, Storm Lake can provide a unique experience for those who choose to explore for a little while.

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As is the case with most of rural Iowa, driving a car is the most efficient mode of transportation.


Storm Lake Wind Turbine Park - In the countryside to the northwest and southwest, one of Iowa's first wind turbine parks covers the rolling hills. You may be able to schedule a tour at the main office located on M-3, north of the small town of Alta.


Storm Lake - The namesake of the town, Storm Lake has public parks all around the perimeter.

Though no Schlitterbahn, King's Pointe Resort provides a good afternoon's worth of fun for the family.






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Routes through Storm Lake
JacksonSpencer  N US 71.svg S  → Jct W US 30.svg EAudubonAtlantic
VermillionLe Mars  W Iowa Highway 3 E  → Jct N US 169.svg SJct N I-35.svg S

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