Cherokee is your place to be…. for a day, a weekend or a lifetime.
Cherokee sits in the beautiful Little Sioux River Valley in Northwest Iowa. We are located at the junction of U.S. Hwy 59 and State Hwy. 3, about 60 miles northeast of Sioux City, IA. The Little Sioux River winds through town and provides an excellent recreational source for fishing and canoeing as well as a backdrop to a beautiful park system.
Our Historic Downtown was built in the 1870’s and features many unique shopping opportunities. Cherokee’s Main Street was designated as a Cultural District by the State of Iowa in 2004. Live music and entertainment can be heard throughout the year, but especially during the annual Jazz & Blues Festival.
Cherokee is home to the Cherokee PRCA Rodeo, Sanford Museum and Planetarium, Cherokee County Fair, Depot Renovation and Cherokee Symphony. We also hold annual events such as the Pancake Day Race and Hot Dog Days.
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce strives to make Cherokee a positive place to live, visit and do business. Whether you are looking for something entertaining to do this weekend, or a new community to call home, a good place to shop or a place to open a new business, the Cherokee Chamber can help.
Rodeo Fans Fill the Boots for Flood Relief
The Cherokee Rodeo Committee is pleased to announce that $3,600 was raised at this year’s rodeo to support the flood relief efforts in Cherokee. Committee members went through the stands each night of the rodeo, passing their boots, hats and buckets to collect money for the flood victims. They collected everything from loose change to $100 bills. Thursday night raised $824 which far exceeded expectations. Friday night brought in $1,141 and Saturday raised another $840.
But the fundraising didn’t stop there. After the Saturday evening total was shared, rodeo announcer Travis Schauda announced that he was so impressed with the community of Cherokee that he would give the shirt off his back to further help the flood victims. The shirt Schauda was wearing had been autographed by many of the rodeo performers who attended the Cherokee Rodeo and was auctioned off to the highest bidder. Dan Winchell of Holzhauer Motors and Holzhauer Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Ram was the high bidder, coming in at $400.
The Rodeo Committee matched Winchell’s contribution, bringing the grand total raised to $3,600.
This money will be donated to the Cherokee County Ministerial Association (CCMA) to be given to local families who are in need of financial assistance due to the floods.