Storm Lake, IA

Town in Buena Vista County, IA

Sponsors of Storm Lake, IA


Since the founding of our communities, organizations, businesses and citizens have stepped forward to build and serve their community. Click on any of the logos below to learn about those who made this website possible! If you would like to learn about becoming a sponsor CLICK HERE!

About Storm Lake, IA


Perched on the banks of a 3200-acre lake, Storm Lake is one of Iowa’s richest, most diverse communities. With a population of about 10,600 and serving as the county seat for Buena Vista County, Storm Lake is a small city with big sophistication.

Its friendly residents support an inviting community that is a center for business and a favorite of travelers. Storm Lake is a year-round destination with a fascinating history dating back to the days of the early settlers who began arriving in large numbers upon completion of the railroad there in 1870. At that time, Storm Lake was officially laid out on the north shore of the lake. Much of that early history is preserved in the fascinating Buena Vista Historical Society Museum with displays including the Pioneer Main Street along which is an authentic 1870s log house.

Storm Lake is home to one of the Midwest’s most thriving arts communities as well as Buena Vista University, a Tyson Foods meat-packing plant and a Sara Lee turkey-processing plant. MetaBank’s headquarters are located here, and other multinational businesses dot the landscape. Visitors flock to Storm Lake for year-round festivals and events that include the annual “Star Spangled Spectacular” on the 4th of July, the newly developed “LakeFest” scheduled later in July, and the always well-attended Labor Day Weekend Celebration. Whatever brings you to the shores of Storm Lake, you’ll find it’s hard to leave this wonderful community!

Businesses of Storm Lake, IA


The businesses of our towns are truly the lifeblood of each community, click on any businesses below to learn about them, to learn how to add your business to your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Community Organizations of Storm Lake, IA


Small towns and rural communities throughout the Midwest are looking for ways to strengthen their economies, provide better quality of life, and build on local assets. Here you will find the organizations that stabilize, preserve, and revitalize the small towns and rural areas alike. To submit your organization to be included on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Events of Storm Lake, IA


The small towns of the Midwest have long shared pride in their communities through festivals and events! Citizens from each community, working together, continue to offer entertainment options that not only appeal to their citizens, but visitors to their community! Below you will find festivals and events you are sure to want to attend! If you would like to have (DST) include an annual festival or event on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Points of Interest of Storm Lake, IA


The communities of the Midwest have a lifestyle unique to their region — rich in history and points of interest like no other! Below you will find points of interest you are sure to want to visit! To nominate a landmark, historic location, museum, etc. as a point of interest on your county and region page CLICK HERE!

Buena Vista County, IA


Visit our county page and you will find information about our town and county's points of interest, festivals/events and faith community. You also will learn about the community organizations that have built and continue to build strong communities (chambers, community groups, and departments, etc) and much more when you visit the Buena Vista County, IA page.

Veterans of Buena Vista County, IA


Veterans come from many walks of life and whether a veteran has severed two decades ago or two days ago, they have made our freedoms possible. Below you will find stories about many who have served. If you would like to nominate a veteran to be included on your town and county page CLICK HERE!