*Western Iowa has lakes EVERYWHERE! One of the most well known lakeside communities is Storm Lake and they have many ways to enjoy the watery activities we love when the weather is nice and warm. Both in the lake and while zipping down slides at the local waterpark. There’s a lot of sunshine available for all of us here in Storm Lake and more to come while the summer stretches on. Our visit here was sponsored by Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation. Some of the meals, services, and goods were complimentary. The views expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s Gallivant!
One of the greatest Father’s Day weekends of my life was spent in Storm Lake. It was around 5 years ago and we stayed at King’s Pointe Resort, enjoyed the waterpark, walked around the lake, ate some awesome food, and then wondered if we would ever be back again when the trip was over. Well, guess what….We’re back for another round of this BV community and the kids are older and bigger, the Gallivant nation has expanded, and we were ready to tackle our favorite places in Storm Lake and get to know more of this NW-Iowa county. There’s still some great ways to hold onto the summer in Buena Vista County!
Hot summer days are easily managed with plenty of entertainment in Storm Lake, and in large part by their exciting waterpark that towers over the landscape when you arrive to the east side of town. It’s impossible to miss and it’s the perfect way to have the car come to a screeching stop from a long road trip. My kids already had their swimsuits on and were in the rushing waters of King’s Pointe Resort & Waterpark within a few minutes after parking the family mini-van. These are the days that they don’t waste a second of time!
Your King’s Pointe memories are ready to be made. Watch the video of Gigi within 15 minutes of arriving to Storm Lake!
Be lazy at King’s Pointe. Be VERY lazy all day if you’d like…..
The great outdoors are always the preferred way to enjoy a waterpark, but King’s Pointe has another option as well. need a break from the rays outside? Then go indoors and starting zipping down those slides too! You can enjoy their waterpark in the cold months ahead because we all know that cabin fever and the cravings for being active are coming this winter. Just check the King’s Pointe Waterpark calendar for times when its open during those weeks when you’re starting forget how your swimwear felt.
The folks at King’s Pointe know that you’re here for a wonderful lakeside experience. Which is why this resort embraces the iconic lake that seems to be in constant view while you’re here. Sure, they want you to enjoy your stay in their lovely and entertaining facilities. But, they also keep the scenery of Storm Lake front and center in just about everyway possible on this property.
Need a cold beverage after a long day of waterslides and sunbathing? Just steps from the lobby is the Regatta Restaurant and it’s full bar with another amazing lakeside front seat waiting for you.
It’s been a busy season for Storm Lake this year and King’s Pointe was getting a steady stream of guests checking in when we showed up to the front desk. The lobby was looking exquisite and it supplied the first marvelous view of the lake from its huge picture windows. The staff kept up with the check-ins, phone calls, and general requests like the champs they are. We put our key card to use and then we observed an unforgettable sun filled room when he opened the door. The lake was just yards from our sliding door and we could enjoy its splendor from anywhere within our suite. This is one way to keep the TV off and just lose yourself while viewing this NW-Iowa destination that’s been sparking imaginations for generations of visitors. However, we had more of the area to see, so it was gallivanting time once again. Stay tuned to TIG because this isn’t the last of what we have to say about King’s Pointe Resort & Waterpark!
One of my favorite features of any trip I make. What’s within walking distance of my room! One of the coffeeshops I always stop at, while in Storm Lake, is Grand Central Coffee Station, and it’s right across the street from the waterpark.
Sweet Tooth Alert
You’ll need some energy and caffeine isn’t the only booster you should have. Carb-up at the Storm Lake Bakery and give that sweet tooth a workout!
History & Roadside America
I have been directing traffic to this arbor filled museum for years. Truly one of my favorite museums on planet Earth and I’ve been fascinated with it since the first time we stopped by 5 years ago. Living Heritage Tree Museum is near the lake and walking path you’ll want to enjoy while in Storm Lake. I mean it when I say that I absolutely love these grounds.
Free, outdoors, and incredibly historical. This is one of the smartest concepts I can think of when it comes to the world of museums. Just watch the video below and see what I’m talking about!
Let’s Eat Steak
The Wagon Wheel Bar & Grill had a host of regulars enjoying some great cooking coming out of the kitchen and we made ourselves right at home with them. You’ll love what we ordered!
Charbroiled and served juicy with an aroma I could get whiffs of while it was cooking. Small-town Western Iowa did it again with a local restaurants that makes some of the best steak suppers in the state. We’ve been to a lot of these eateries and the Wagon Wheel in Sioux Rapids did a phenomenal job on this night. As they do everyday from what their regulars told me. The service was speedy and came with a lot of humorous one-liners that I will always appreciate in any setting. Especially from a waitress that is taking care of multiple tables at a time while making everyone’s night a cheerful one. There is not an ingredient in this world that can make a meal better than that kind of genuine happiness we felt at the Wagon Wheel Bar & Grill. Click on the video below and see what it was like in Sioux Rapids!
My fifth time to La Jaunita Taqueria and there is no way it’s going to be my last. I can’t imagine a trip to Storm Lake without getting some big portions of authentic Mexican food from this amazing taqueria!
There’s a little kid in all of us and the sight of the waterpark in Storm Lake always shines light on that side of me. The days were very hot leading up to our Storm Lake Gallivant, and King’s Pointe came to the rescue. It was very comforting to see some of the places we were familiar with while we were here because I thought of them while combing through our website last year. Everyone knew the importance of the moments we were in. Storm Lake is a place you can enjoy all year, but the summers are its obvious bread and butter. The locals were hustling through every hour of they day and not holding back on the hospitality. You made this family very happy and delightfully wiped out at the end of the day. That’s a Storm Lake story I could handle many times over. Thank you, Buena Vista County!
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