Fun Things to Do

Enjoy Wine Tasting at Calico Skies Winery

Calico Skies Vineyard and Winery will provide an educational, relaxing, and a high-quality wine experience that exposes guests to the adventure of exploring lowa wines. Calico Skies is perched on a plateau overlooking the hills and valleys of pastoral land and wildlife preserve forest near the Big Sioux River.

The building includes the tasting room, the production facility, events center, and barrel room. Surrounding the building is our 5-acre vineyard planted May of 2010. People can come here to relax and discover our high-quality Iowa wines and local goods with friends and family.  The winery is located at 2368 Able Boulevard just west of Inwood.

Live it Up at the Grand Falls Resort!

The sounds and lights envelop you. Large flat screens entertain you. Music fills the air. Plush carpet is beneath your feet. In other words, this is not your typical Midwest casino. Far from it. Inspired by the lavish casinos of Las Vegas, the gaming area at Grand Falls Casino Resort™ sets a new standard of excitement, entertainment, and fun.

  • 900 of the newest and most popular slot machines featuring the latest titles
  • 16 blackjack tables
  • 2 Pai Gow Poker
  • 2 Mississippi Stud Poker
  • 1 Four Card Poker
  • 3 Craps tables
  • 3 Roulette tables
  • 1 Ultimate Texas Hold ‘em
  • Poker room with 8 poker tables
  • Feature Bar Lounge with Video Poker in Bar and 20 TVs
  • VIP Lounge and Bar
  • High Limit Slot Area
  • Show Lounge Stage and Bar

Enjoy Family Camping at Island Park

Island Park in Rock Rapids is one of the largest and most scenic city parks in northwest Iowa. It’s a great place to go for a picnic in the shade, to fish, for a leisurely stroll, for children to play and for families to camp.

Located next to the Island Park campground is a shelterhouse and playground.  There is also a public swimming pool for the kids to enjoy.

Fish, Swim, Camp and Relax at Lake Pahoja Recreational Area

Lake Pajoha Recreational Area is a 282-acre, highly developed, multi-use recreation area offering a wide variety of activities centered around its 72-acre lake. A 4-mile hard surface walking and biking trail circles the lake and 81 campsites with electrical hookups and modern comfort stations are available. A swimming beach, playgrounds, frisbee golf, picnic shelters and handicapped fishing pier round out the amenities. Open year round.

Lake Pajoha Recreational Area is operated by the Lyon County Conservation Board.

Enjoy A Round Of Golf

Enjoy a round of golf at one of the three courses in Lyon County. They are all 9-hole courses that will test your abilities.


Heritage Days

This annual citywide celebration began in Rock Rapids in 1981 and is a two-day event.  Activities in Island Park include horseshoe pitching, canoe races and a flea market.

Today, events begins mid-week with a queen contest, family fun night and continues through the weekend with a parade, street dance and activities in Island Park.  Events throughout the week include a waffle breakfast, road race, all-school reunion, car show, downtown street sales, etc.  The festivities wrap up on Sunday with an outdoor community-wide church service.

Heritage Days is always the third week in June.