Cherokee Iowa is one of my favorite towns. It lies east of Sioux City about 65 miles. The first time I drove through Cherokee heading north I though it a quaint little town. The downtown is done nicely and reminds me of a time gone by. There are nice little shops up and down the main street.
The town of Cherokee has a few parks and the crown jewel of the city park system is beautiful Spring Lake Park, located along Hwy. 59 South. This park has 40 camping spaces with electrical, water and sewer hookups, shower and restroom facilities, asphalt paved walking/jogging trail, modern playground equipment, paddle boats, fishing and many shelter facilities including the Spring Lake Yacht Club. Directly across the highway is Wescott Park, which contains ball diamonds, concession stand and restroom facilities.
Since I am a swimmer I am always interested in places to swim. Cherokee has the Bacon Aquatic Center. The Bacon Aquatic Center opens during the summer months. The hours are from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. each day, weekends included. Daily admission is $4.00, (age 2 and younger are free with a paid adult). Family season pass are available. This is a great way to spend those hot summer days with the kids, or without.
There is also a public library in the town of Cherokee. Also a regional airport is located in Cherokee.
Some of the events in Cherokee:
42nd Annual Cherokee PRCA Rodeo. Performances at 7:30 PM each evening at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds. May 29 - 31, 2008.
Cherokee County Fair for 2008 will be held, July 10 to the 13th.
Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival are usually held in January.
There are many activities and opportunities to enjoy many things, such as: American Theatre, Art Council, Cherokee Community Theatre, Cherokee Symphony, Sanford Museum and Planetarium.
Country Club Golf Course, Little League, Municipal Pool, Cherokee Clippers Swim Team, Hershey Youth Track and Field Meet, Outdoor Fun Fair, Indoor Volleyball, Basketball league, Future Braves Flag Football, Adult Slow Pitch Softball, Bowling, and Archery.
Cherokee is a great town to raise a family. It is a safe town where kids can be kids. There are good schools in Cherokee. The neigborhoods are lined with big trees. CHildren can be seen riding there bikes or running around with friends. To find out more about homes currently on the market, click here.
Population of Cherokee Iowa is about 5,000.
Estimated median household income $34,100 (it was $31,240 in 2000).
Estimated median house value in 2005: $64,600.
Website for Cherokee Iowa: http://www.cherokeeiowa.net
Website for the Chamber of Commerce: http://www.cherokeeiowachamber.com