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Rialto Theatre  Movie Theatre - Downtown Pocahontas
On September 3, 1939, the Rialto Theatre opened on Main Street, Pocahontas. Then in the late 80's, after nearly 50 years of entertaining the community, it closed its doors to the public. In May of 1992, over 100 people met to discuss the possibility of reopening the Rialto. It was suggested that it be a multipurpose movie/live entertainment theatre to enhance the quality of life in Pocahontas County. Three years later, in May of 1995, the Rialto Theatre reopened its doors and began showing movies again. The Rialto Theatre had its Grand Opening on June 22, 1995 and hosted the premiere screening of Pocahontas.
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The Zone is not your typical bowling alley! We are a Bowling Center and here's why: 
  • 1st Class Bowling on synthetic lanes
  • Qubica computerized scoring with interactive games
  • Full menu specializing in hand cut hamburgers, appetizers and great pizzas.
  • Cold beverages for all ages
  • Arcade
Golf Courses
While Pocahontas has its own golf course, it may be advantageous to list how many other golf course are within a 30 minute drive of Pocahontas, making Pocahontas a great place to live if you like to golf. Within 30 mile radius of Pocahontas are 11 golf courses including Fonda, Rolfe, Laurens, Rockwell City, Mallard, Emmetsburg, West Bend, Manson, Newell, and Humboldt
Area Lakes 
We know there are many people out there who love to spend time on the water. There are several area lakes starting at 11 miles and going to 65 miles away. Lakes that you can enjoy living in Pocahontas are Little Clear, Lizard Lake, North Twin, Five Island, Sliver Lake, Storm Lake, High Lake, Lost Island, Ingham lake, Trumbell Lake, and the Iowa Great Lakes.
Parks and Campground

There are many parks and campgrounds within a short distance of Pocahontas.  The Pocahontas County Conservation Board operates and maintains many natural and recreational areas throughout Pocahontas County.  To learn more, please visit their website at:


Within Pocahontas County there are many public and private hunting areas.  Upland areas provide great numbers of Pheasants.  The many wetlands and small lakes within the County attract large flocks of ducks and geese.  The timbered areas in the northwest section of the County are home to populations of deer and wild turkeys.

Recreational Facilites

The City of Pocahontas maintains excellent recreational facilities in our city.  These facilities include: 3 baseball diamonds, 3 soccer fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, Elbert Park and playground, a campground, and a swimming pool with large water slide.  Whatever you like, the City has something for you.


Pocahontas County Fair

JULY 13-18, 2016

  • FFA
  • Barn Quilts + 4-H’ers Make Iowa Tourism Grow
  • Daily Fair Schedule of fair events and happening!
The Barn Quilts of Pocahontas County 
formed in August 2005 and the committee is proud to share their progress throughout Pocahontas County.  There is a special “Iowa” barn quilt on Highway 4 in the shape of the State of Iowa, Iowa’s logo and an eagle.  33 different barns or farm buildings now display 8’ x 8’ and larger painted barn quilts.  See the printable map.

Pocahontas Heritage Days

JUNE 22-24, 2018

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Pocahontas Public Library

We enjoy reading just as much as you do and we'd love to talk to you about books. Stop into the library to see our displays of featured books, or talk to a librarian about what you're reading, or to get ideas on what to read next.

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  • The Family Table Restaurant
  • Home Plate Bar & Grill
  • Pizza Ranch
  • Subway
  • The Udder Cow
  • Wood's Super Market
  • The Zone