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Clear Lake overview

Clear Lake is a friendly locale distinct for its live music and theaters, and known for its library and shops. You'll find a wide variety of café and dining choices. Visitors can plan a fun excursion to Clear Lake State Park and Lime Creek Nature Center. While you're here, stop by Clear Lake Fire Museum and Central Gardens of North Iowa. Clear Lake is a family-friendly destination while offering something for everyone.

Where to stay in Clear Lake

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Clear Lake has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Clear Lake with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Clear Lake hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Clear Lake hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Clear Lake

Fly in to Mason City, IA (MCW-Mason City Municipal), 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from downtown Clear Lake.

What to see around Clear Lake

Fun outdoor activities are on hand along with these attractions:
  • • Clear Lake State Park
  • • Lime Creek Nature Center
  • • Pilot Knob State Park
  • • Winnebago Industries Factory
Live music and theaters are highlights of the area, along with cultural places like:
  • • Clear Lake Fire Museum
  • • Surf Ballroom and Museum
  • • Meredith Willson Boyhood Home
  • • Music Man Square
  • • Charles H. MacNider Art Museum
Nature lovers will appreciate these places:
  • • Central Gardens of North Iowa
  • • Clear Lake State Park
Here are some local highlights:
  • • Central Gardens of North Iowa
  • • Buddy Holly Crash Site
  • • The Historic Park Inn Hotel and City National Bank
  • • Stockman House Museum
  • • Diamond Jo Casino

When to visit Clear Lake

If you're still deciding when to visit, here are the seasonal norms to help you plan:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 50°F day, 7°F night
  • April-June: 83°F day, 29°F night
  • July-September: 83°F day, 42°F night
  • October-December: 67°F day, 8°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 4.13 inches
  • April-June: 13.58 inches
  • July-September: 12.01 inches
  • October-December: 5.55 inches