Carroll County history includes bold bootleggers and hardy farmers. The Historical Society runs its main museum downtown as well as the Farmstead. They have also preserved an original schoolhouse.
Located in Swan Lake State Park, this collection of historical and conservation displays is housed in a classic red barn. Swan Lake is located 2 miles south and 1/2 mile east of Carroll on 220th St.
This 18-hole course covers 150 acres and offers watered greens and tee blocks, motorized carts, a clubhouse and golf shop.
This historic train station located in Wall Lake is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Designed by Charles Sumner Frost in his classic Victorian Romanesque style, the former depot is surrounded by beautiful grounds.
Just 20 minutes south of Carroll, this family-owned distillery began producing ryes in 1920 to feed the demand during Prohibition, and it is now the largest employer in the town of Templeton.
Head to Carroll Bowl for a little competition among friends and relations! This is a good group activity if you’re here for a wedding or family reunion. Call 712.792.9332 for more information.
The Carrollton Hotel has a heated indoor pool with sloped entry, but if you want to venture out, the local recreation center has an outdoor and an indoor pool, as well as baseball diamonds and courts for basketball, volleyball, racquetball, and tennis.
In 1960, when the Lakers basketball team still resided in Minnesota, their plane made an emergency landing in a Carroll cornfield. In honor of this memory, the Los Angeles Lakers built an outdoor basketball court at the Carroll Veterans Memorial Park (corner of Forest and 22nd Street).
Take in some of the best collegiate baseball around at the historic Merchants Park, built in 1949 for Carroll's semi-pro team, the Merchants.
Along this picturesque 33-mile recreational trail, you’ll see joggers, bikers, and families strolling along. The trail connects Swan Lake State Park, just south of Carroll, to Blackhawk Lake State Park.
This locally owned brewery creates palate-pleasing lagers and ales, which you can see being made during a distillery tour and then sample in their taproom.