Visitor Information

Spencer is nestled in Clay County, Iowa and is the hub of northwest Iowa where highways 71 and 18 converge and the Little Sioux and Ocheyedan Rivers meet. It is a community of approximately 11,500 people and boasts two historic districts. It is an inviting city that includes great shopping, wonderful restaurants, beautiful parks and trails, modern lodging facilities and a GRAND quality of life.

The residents and businesses of Spencer are proud of this place we call home, consistently awarded national attention as one of the safest places to live, work, and play in the United States. Recently, Spencer was named one of the safest cities in the State of Iowa.

Welcome to our beautiful city – whether it’s for a day or a lifetime, we’re happy you are here! We hope you discover the many opportunities in Spencer and choose our city as a place to discover small town living at its finest.

Area Attractions

Arts on Grand:

Clay County Fair & Events Center:

Clay County Convention and Visitors Bureau:

Clay County Heritage Center:

Clay County Conservation:

Spencer Community Theatre:

Spencer Main Street:

"Networking and reaching new customers is always our top priority. To that end, the Spencer Chamber is an invaluable tool for us, as a local small business. Thank you!"

Matt Matthiesen, Owner, West O Beer

"As a non-profit community pillar of arts and culture, we know that the Spencer Chamber is committed to helping us build relationships and promoting our mission to make theatre accessible to all."

Liz McNea, Executive Artistic Director, Spencer Community Theatre

"The new Chamber magazine, THRIVE, has been a great way for us to highlight our business and the region in one publication. We have used it at career fairs especially, and it has been wonderful."
- Jeanenne Kinnetz, DEMCO - SPHR, SHRM - SCP

"Joining a chamber of commerce is not only a great way to be part of the community, but with the Spencer Chamber of Commerce, you never know who you’ll meet and where those relationships will lead. I am forever grateful for their assistance."

Vanessa Moore, Owner, Vertical Marketing + Design

"Serving on the Young Professionals board has not only been valuable, but also very exciting and entertaining. Acting as a member of the Chamber has helped me to gain confidence, respect, reputability, and most importantly community involvement and support!"

Elizabeth Hartzell, President, Spencer Young Professionals