• Winnebago Industries, a manufacturer of motor homes, is headquarted in the  City of Forest City (pop. 4,091).   Winnebago products have appeared in numerous works of film, television and music.
  • Pilot Knob State Park, located to the east of Forest City, is a 700-acre park.  Hidden within the park is Dead Man's Lake, a four-acre floating sphagnum bog, the only one of its kind in Iowa. This lake, with abrupt banks, is bordered by native trees, shrubs and flowering plants. Waterfowl feed and breed in the tall grasses. Three species of pond lilies grow here, one found nowhere else in Iowa.
  • Former Iowa Governor and current Ambassador to China, Terry Branstad, has roots in the City of Lake Mills (pop. 2,019).  Branstad opened a law practice here as a young attorney, and continued to call Lake Mills home while serving as state representative and lieutenant governor before being elected to the Governor's office.

*Forest City is partially located in Hancock County

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