South Shore Inn - Clear Lake

1603 South Shore Drive, Clear Lake, Iowa, 50428-2720, United States | 2 star motel
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Two towns, two musicians to make them famous

A travel blog entry by tinabacasgibson

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Who would imagine that two side-by-side Iowa towns would enjoy fame because of two musicians? Mason City because Meredith Willson was born there, and Clear Lake because Buddy Holly died there.











We began our day by heading to Clear Lake to see the Surf Ballroom, where Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper had their last show. The mid-century design ...

And what brings you to Mason City?

A travel blog entry by tinabacasgibson

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... with the young ladies working there, and headed back out on the road, eventually landing at Sakatah Lake State Park for a picnic lunch.

As the scenery got flatter, it also filled completely with corn and soybeans. Sometimes it was soybeans and corn. But as far as the eye could see. Sometimes, there would be huge areas full of gigantic wind turbines, gracefully turning in the slight wind. We ...

Wow, What a Party!!!!!!!!!!!

A travel blog entry by pyoots

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... feel too sad as we had our "house a/c" which was powered by our auxiliary generator.

Leaving Ford and a short trip to the Winnebago Grand National Rally, we have a reservation in the "Florida Section" we are parked side by side with about 20 other Floridians. Yes, Kitty and Ed are still with us, in fact they are next door and we are looking at the agenda to see what seminars we want to attend. We are here from July 19 ...

Bus to RV

A travel blog entry by lbroeder

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... people leaving the same day we are. This has been going on since Thursday ! After a quiet trip down to Forest City, we arrive at a field parking lot with all the RVs. All 100 people grab their luggage and head for the RV. It isn't possible for everyone to unpack at the same time. We decide to unpack the bags, one at a time. For dinner (at 10:00) we call Pizza Hut-the only restaurant in town. They deliver. After a martini toast & pizza, we call it a ...

And so began the repairs.....

A travel blog entry by jpandpa

... in the time. Sally's restaurant became a favorite for breakfast (Jim became a 'favorite' there - what can I say, the average age of the clientele was 80!), and we got good at stretching it out to a couple hours. There is a sitting area in the service center with wi-fi, and that kills a few more hours. Have you noticed there is a lack of things to do in Forest City. We did play golf one day a the local golf course which turned out to be a ...

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This 2 star motel, located on 1603 South Shore Drive, Clear Lake, is near Surf Ballroom, Fort Custer Maze, and Clear Lake Fire Museum.
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