Around 7,000 people call Atlantic in Western Iowa home.
The city is situated some 75 miles (121 kilometers) from the state capital of Iowa, Des Moines and about 160 miles (257 kilometers) from Kansas City.
To find natural beauty and bird song in Atlantic, escape to one of it beautiful parks and gardens. Atlantic City Park, Adair City Park and much-loved Sunnyside Park are the ideal settings to find a shady tree and watch the world slip by.
Escape the city by heading to the local nature reserves, such as Pellet Memorial Woods State Preserve and Sheeder Prairie State Preserve. These two nature parks are delightful places for families to discover local animals and plants.
One of the most popular golf courses around Atlantic is Nishna Hills Golf Club. Rent a set of clubs from the pro shop, attack the bunkers, then enjoy sharing stories with fellow golf-obsessives in the clubhouse bar.
In Atlantic be sure to investigate some of the remarkable cultural centers and museums, such as the Danish Immigrant Museum, where you can get inspired. Admire the building and grounds, view the exhibits, and then ask for tips from the locals to locate some of the smaller museums in the area.
It doesn't matter how many attractions you’ve managed to squeeze into your schedule; no stay in Atlantic would be complete until you’ve checked out the Danish Windmill and the Smiley Face Water Tower.