City of Story City Coronavirus Information

  • All Reservation for Fairview Lodge & Viking Hall will be cancelled and refunded through April.
  • The lobby at City Hall will be closed. Utility payments can be made in the drop boxes.
  • The Recreation Center is closed
  • The Bertha Bartlett library is closed
  • The Community Center will be closed to the public
  • For questions about City Hall Business call 515-733-2121

The situation will be reviewed in early April and any changes or extensions will be communicated to the public through our Facebook page and website.

Story City City Hall

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Story City Parks And Rec
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Our Mary Greeley Medical Center Partnership provides services for all ages.

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Story City Fair View Lodge
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We offer a number of facilities for birthdays, weddings, graduation parties and more.

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Story Theater Opera House

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Historic Carousel
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Welcome to Story City, Iowa

  • We’re located in central Iowa on Interstate 35—only 10 minutes north of Ames/Iowa State University and 45 minutes north of Des Moines.
  • The Story City Interstate 35 Business Park has an array of companies from Fortune 150 NextEra Energy, to international ISPT and family owned Eby Manufacturing.  The West Industrial Park is anchored by companies such as American Packaging Corp and Lumber Specialties.
  • We’re an Iowa Main Street Community that includes the historic 1913 Story Theatre/Grand Opera House.
  • Story City Community Health and Recreation Center is a partnership with Mary Greely Medical Center that provides a wide range of health and recreational facilities, programs and services for all ages.
  • The Roland-Story Community School District is class 2A with an enrollment of approximately 980 students.
  • The Story City Carousel is an authentic 1913 Herschell-Spillman portable merry-go-round. Our antique carousel is one of less than 200 existing all-wood, hand carved carousels left in the United States. The carousel appeals not only to the avid antique buff but also to families. The low cost of admission, $1, makes it a very affordable form of entertainment.

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Parks & Recreation

You can now register online for all recreation programs! Learn about upcoming & current programs and much more.
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