Strawberry Point's Attractions

World's Largest Strawberry

The World's Largest Strawberry weighs 1,430lbs; is 15' high; 12' across; and made of fiberglass. The Symbolic Strawberry was constructed in 1967. Many tourist today, get their pictures taken with the World's Largest Strawberry, and make it look like they are holding the giant strawberry. Come take your picture today!






Franklin Hotel

Step back in time and enjoy a hotel stay in turn-of-the-century splendor. The Franklin Hotel was built in 1902 and remains much the same today as it was then. When you register at the original front desk in the hotel lobby, you immediately begin to get a feeling for the stories and legends that have become part of parcel of this historic hotel over the last 109 years…

…the cook whose buttermilk pancakes were legendary, the blind bachelor who once called the hotel home, the bartender whose generous Bloody Marys are still a part of local history…and a ghost.


Wilder Memorial Museum


The Wilder Memorial Museum is one of Northeast Iowa's greatest treasures. Containing artifacts which rival those found in much larger communities, our visitors are astounded in the vast size, and quality, of our collections. During your visit you will find military items dating to the Revolutionary War, Victorian art glass and furniture, including a collection of forty hanging lamps, and correspondence from well known individuals such as Lyndon Johnson, Will Rogers Jr. and Helen Keller. An amazing collection of Meissen and Dresden porcelain as well as a large exhibit of Impressionist paintings by local artist Myrwyn Eaton make this museum worthy of many return visits.




Backbone Golf & Country Club


Golf from dawn until dusk April 1st. through October 31st. The golf course is located near the scenic Backbone State Park. The course is 9-holes and offers practice green, pro-shop, golf cart/club rental, full bar, and short-order kitchen. The club house seats 100 and is available for graduations, weddings, receptions, and reunions.







Old Fashion Soda Fountain

Stop in Clayton Drug to experience an Old-Fashion Soda. Our flavors include: coke, vanilla, lemon, lime, strawberry, cherry, root beer, or create your own! They make: shakes, soda, pop, or floats. Stop in today to determine which one is your personal favorite!






Backbone State Park

Backbone State Park is Iowa's First State Park. There is plenty to do at Backbone State Park. Many of the activities and things you will find at Backbone State Park include: beach, bird watching, boat launch ramp, camping (electric and non-electric), canoeing, cross coutnry skiing, lodge, dock, boats, firewood, fishing, geological formations, hunting, kayak rental, kayaking, modern cabins, modern campgrounds, Museum, non-modern campground, paddle boat rental, paddle boating, park lake, picnic area, picnic shelter, playground, restrooms, river, rock climbing, showers, snowmobiling, swimming - beach, trails, bicycle, hiking trails, mountain bike trails, snowmobile, viewing platform/overlook, wildflower viewing, wildlife viewing.





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