Explore Elkader-a Great American Main Street Community

Visitor's Guide

Elkader is located on Highways 56 and 13 in a beautiful valley astride the Turkey River in Clayton County. Approaching Elkader from any direction is a scenic drive. Vistas of wooded hills, rich Iowa farmland, river valleys and bluffs abound in Iowa's Little Switzerland region.
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170+ businesses offer a complete array of over 65 unique services to residents and visitors including many rarely found in a community the size of Elkader. Browse our alphabetical and category lists of Elkader area businesses. If you need further assistance finding a business or service contact the Elkader Area Chamber of Commerce at elkader@alpinecom.net or call 563-245-2857.
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Plan a visit to Elkader - create a wonderful memory

Whether you are passing through, day tripping or planning overnight stays, you will find engaging sightseeing, shopping, dining, recreational and entertainment opportunities in Elkader. Use the links below to plan a memorable visit to Elkader!

Ideas for your trip to Elkader

Day Trips to Elkader

Where to stay?

Accommodations (Bed and Breakfasts, Motels)
Camping (including Elkader City Park)

What to do?

Good Food and Refreshments
Local Attractions
Entertainment see also Calendar of Events
Elkader Whitewater Park (see live webcam)
Historic Sites
Things to Do in Elkader
Elkader Opera House
Carter House Museum
George Maier Rural Heritage Center
Area Attractions

Coordinate your trip with entertainment and retailer events

Elkader Calendar of Events

Still have questions?

Contact the Elkader Area Chamber of Commerce or call 563-245-2857.

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