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Life on the big bend of the Des Moines River, is a unique blend of historic architecture, natural beauty, small-town values, quaint shops and business opportunity. Along with the many places to dine and stay in Keosauqua and the surrounding area, there are many nearby activities include antiquing, golf, tennis, hiking, swimming, and boating.

Come visit our unique community but be careful -- you may decide to join us for a lifetime!

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 In Keosauqua, there's always something fun to do! 

  • Multiple Dates
    Thu, Feb 29
    Feb 29, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Roberts Memorial Center, 20497 IA-1, Keosauqua, IA 52565, USA
    Feb 29, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Roberts Memorial Center, 20497 IA-1, Keosauqua, IA 52565, USA
    Get ready to time-travel to the 1950s with Van Buren Players Inc. as they bring "Grease" to life at the Roberts Memorial Building.
  • Sat, Mar 02
    Mar 02, 2024, 9:30 AM
    Morris Park, 10938 Timber Rd, Stockport, IA 52651, USA
    Mar 02, 2024, 9:30 AM
    Morris Park, 10938 Timber Rd, Stockport, IA 52651, USA
    Join us for a hike at Morris Park to explore and discover various bird species found in our local habitat. This mile hike will have various terrain types from moderate to difficult, including grass and dirt. Proper hiking attire and bug spray is recommended. We have a limited number of binoculars.
  • Multiple Dates
    Sat, Mar 09
    Mar 09, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Lacey Keosauqua Beach House Lodge, 22895 Lacey Trail, Keosauqua, IA 52565, USA
    Mar 09, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Lacey Keosauqua Beach House Lodge, 22895 Lacey Trail, Keosauqua, IA 52565, USA
    Join us for a hike at Lacey Keosauqua Beach House Lodge to explore and discover various bird species found in our local habitat. This 2-mile hike will have various terrain types from moderate to difficult. This trail is gravel and timber so proper hiking attire and bug spray is recommended.
  • Tue, Mar 19
    Mar 19, 2024, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Lacey - Keosauqua State Park Lodge, 22026 Iris Trail, Keosauqua, IA 52565, USA
    Mar 19, 2024, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Lacey - Keosauqua State Park Lodge, 22026 Iris Trail, Keosauqua, IA 52565, USA
  • Sat, Mar 23
    Mar 23, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Lindsay Wilderness Bonaparte Trail Head, 29998 Co Hwy J40 Bonaparte, Iowa 52620
    Mar 23, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Lindsay Wilderness Bonaparte Trail Head, 29998 Co Hwy J40 Bonaparte, Iowa 52620
    Join us in exploring Lindsay Wilderness. Discover different bird species during a mile hike starting at the South Entrance of Lindsay in Bonaparte. This mile hike will have various terrain types from moderate to difficult. This trail is gravel and timber.
  • Sat, Apr 27
    Apr 27, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Lacey Keosauqua Beach House Lodge, 22895 Lacey Trail, Keosauqua, IA 52565, USA
    Apr 27, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Lacey Keosauqua Beach House Lodge, 22895 Lacey Trail, Keosauqua, IA 52565, USA
    Join us at Lacey Keosauqua Beach House for a hike to discover the different edible flora found in timbers of Van Buren County. We will be looking at different flora throughout the lake trail and discuss what types of places they are found in.
  • Sat, May 11
    May 11, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Morris Park, 10938 Timber Rd, Stockport, IA 52651, USA
    May 11, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Morris Park, 10938 Timber Rd, Stockport, IA 52651, USA
    Join us at Morris Park for a hike to discover the different flora found in timbers of Van Buren County. We will be looking for different flora throughout the trial and discussing what types of places they are found in.
  • Sat, May 25
    May 25, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Lacey Keosauqua Beach House Lodge, 22895 Lacey Trail, Keosauqua, IA 52565, USA
    May 25, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Lacey Keosauqua Beach House Lodge, 22895 Lacey Trail, Keosauqua, IA 52565, USA
    Join us at Lacey Keosauqua State Park Beach House Lodge for a 2-mile guided hike. This hike is in memory of Bob Steingraber who was an avid outdoorsman and was a Van Buren County Conservation Board Member for 30 years!
  • Sun, May 26
    May 26, 2024, 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Keosauqua, Keosauqua, IA 52565, USA
    May 26, 2024, 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Keosauqua, Keosauqua, IA 52565, USA
    Enjoy a day full of fun, drinks, food and music with the whole family at the Riverfront Amphitheater!
  • Fri, Jun 07
    Jun 07, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Austin Park, 19000 Eagle Dr, Keosauqua, IA 52565, USA
    Jun 07, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Austin Park, 19000 Eagle Dr, Keosauqua, IA 52565, USA
    Starting at the Austin Park Campgrounds, participants will stop several times to learn about the animals, history, and geology of the river.
  • Sat, Jun 08
    Jun 08, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Lake Sugema Wildlife Area, 19640 Jersey Ave, Keosauqua, IA 52565, USA
    Jun 08, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Lake Sugema Wildlife Area, 19640 Jersey Ave, Keosauqua, IA 52565, USA
    Join us for an educational fishing event at Lake Sugema Wildlife Area. At this family fun event everyone will learn fishing basics and fish identification.
  • Sat, Jun 15
    Jun 15, 2024, 1:00 PM
    Lake Sugema Wildlife Area, 19640 Jersey Ave, Keosauqua, IA 52565, USA
    Jun 15, 2024, 1:00 PM
    Lake Sugema Wildlife Area, 19640 Jersey Ave, Keosauqua, IA 52565, USA
    Explore various prairie plants while hiking with us through Lake Sugema Wildlife area. Common flora may include Wild bergamot, slender mountain mint, common milkweed, white wild indigo, and swamp milkweed.
  • Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jun 15
    Jun 15, 2024, 9:00 PM
    Lake Sugema Wildlife Area, 19640 Jersey Ave, Keosauqua, IA 52565, USA
    Jun 15, 2024, 9:00 PM
    Lake Sugema Wildlife Area, 19640 Jersey Ave, Keosauqua, IA 52565, USA
    No need to drive to the movie theater! Bring the family out to Lake Sugema Campgrounds.
  • Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jun 22
    Jun 22, 2024, 9:00 PM – Jun 23, 2024, 12:00 AM
    Lake Sugema Wildlife Area, 19640 Jersey Ave, Keosauqua, IA 52565, USA
    Jun 22, 2024, 9:00 PM – Jun 23, 2024, 12:00 AM
    Lake Sugema Wildlife Area, 19640 Jersey Ave, Keosauqua, IA 52565, USA
    ​Join us at Lake Sugema Wildlife Area campgrounds to view the night sky. This guided program is about discovering different star patterns and constellations.
  • Fri, Jul 12
    Jul 12, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Ely Ford, 22895 Lacey Trail, Keosauqua, IA 52565, USA
    Jul 12, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Ely Ford, 22895 Lacey Trail, Keosauqua, IA 52565, USA
    Join us at Ely Ford’s Lacey Keosauqua State Park for a guided hiking tour along the river to discover the natural beauty of the bluffs and rock formation.
  • Sat, Jul 13
    Jul 13, 2024, 9:00 PM
    Bentonsport Campground, 22098 Hawk Dr, Keosauqua, IA 52565, USA
    Jul 13, 2024, 9:00 PM
    Bentonsport Campground, 22098 Hawk Dr, Keosauqua, IA 52565, USA
    No need to drive to the movie theater! Bring the family out to Bentonsport Campground.
  • Sat, Oct 12
    Oct 12, 2024, 9:00 AM – Oct 13, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Keosauqua, Keosauqua, IA 52565, USA
    Oct 12, 2024, 9:00 AM – Oct 13, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Keosauqua, Keosauqua, IA 52565, USA
    The Keosauqua Fall Festival is a time to enjoy crafts, food, our annual parade, kids' activities, events, music, and more.
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