Living in the Region

A progressive community rich in history, Spencer is located in the heart of northwest Iowa in the Iowa Great Lakes Region. Our region offers a wealth of recreational, cultural, educational, spiritual and economic opportunities.

Enjoy the beauty of the area’s rich natural resources including lakes and rivers, wooded areas and prairies along with cultivated parks and campgrounds. Bike on the trails system, hit on long drive on one of the many golf courses, shop at numerous specialty shops, and enjoy numerous culinary opportunities.

Join the fun on stage or behind-the-scene at the local community theatre or learn a new skill at one of the region’s art centers. Splash at our aquatics center in the summer, swim in one of the region’s natural lakes, or enjoy a dip in the pool on a winter's day at the YMCA. Visit the World's Greatest County Fair or the Arnolds Park Amusement Park ... come learn more about the many highlights of living in northwest Iowa.

Check out our community website links to learn more about Spencer and the surrounding area.


Spencer Community School District
Spencer Sacred Heart School (preK - 6th)
Iowa Great Lakes Lutheran School (K-6th)
Clay Central Everly 
Okoboji Community Schools
Sioux Central
Iowa Lakes Community College
Buena Vista University

Visitors Information:

Spencer Chamber of Commerce
Iowa Great Lakes Chamber
Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation
Iowa Visitors Center
Clay County Fair