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Clear Lake, Iowa, is a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the Midwest. Known for its sparkling waters and natural beauty, this charming lakeside town offers a serene escape and a wide range of recreational activities.

The centerpiece of Clear Lake is its eponymous lake, a crystal-clear body of water that spans over 3,600 acres. The lake provides the perfect setting for boating, fishing, and water sports, attracting enthusiasts from near and far.

Beyond the lake, Clear Lake boasts a picturesque downtown area that exudes small-town charm. Visitors can explore unique shops, cozy cafes, and inviting restaurants that serve up local flavors and hospitality. The town also hosts various events and festivals throughout the year, including the popular Clear Lake Regatta and the vibrant Thursdays on Main, where live music fills the streets and local artisans showcase their talents.

Clear Lake is also rich in history. Music enthusiasts will appreciate the Surf Ballroom, a historic landmark known for hosting the final concert of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper before their tragic plane crash in 1959. The Surf Ballroom continues to host live music events and serves as a tribute to the golden era of rock and roll.

Art by: Great River Arts

Clear Lake Iowa Vintage Map

  • This vintage-style sign is available in multiple different sizes in your choice of wood or metal.

    Wood signs come in four different sizes, are affixed with a picture-hanger on the back, and are recommended for indoors or outdoors under an eave. Extra Large wooden signs (48x65, 35x82, 48x82, and 47x47) ship disassembled.

    Metal signs come in three different sizes, are embellished with corner grommets for hanging, and are recommended for indoor or outdoor use.

    Materials: Locally-sourced plywood or galvanized steel.

    Disclaimer: Maps are intended for decoration only, may contain erroneous information, and may not be used for navigation. All geography changes over time. Lake depths not only change over the years, but season-to-season as well. And ocean depths, of course, change with the tides.

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