Clark Tower in Winterset City Park deserves its own post! This amazing three level, 25 ft high monument sits towering on a hill overlooking beautiful Iowa countryside.
Place/Event: Clark Tower
Location: Winterset City Park – enter from S. 9th Street on SE corner of town, follow road to the right past stone bridge.
Grade/age range: K-12
Group size: large or small
Stroller friendly: Yes
Bathrooms: NO – Nothing at the top by the tower (Modern restrooms in lower part of park by playground.
A long one direction dirt road leads up to Clark Tower. Vehicles longer then 20 ft are not allowed.
Clark Tower is a monument honoring early pioneer settlers Caleb and Ruth Clark. Dupont Castle lists some interesting historical information.
For young kids – the castle is an escape into their imagination and a fairytale that comes alive! Kids can be explorers through the woods, stumbling upon an old abandoned castle, fight dragons (a.k.a daddy) and take pretend play to a whole new level!
Don’t forget your camera! Photo ops are endless here!
The views are beautiful. Clark Tower Winterset is just overall fabulous!
Take time to enjoy the area! A short hiking tail winds through the timber. This is not a loop, so you must turn around and walk back out the way you came in.
What adventures did your family have at Clark Tower Winterset?