To the heart of some of the most beautiful land in Iowa.
Wadena is located in Northeast Iowa, Fayette County, Illyria township, on the banks of the Volga River. It is approximately 50 miles west of the Iowa-Wisconsin border. Wadena is in the heart of some of the most beautiful land in Iowa, featuring picturesque farms, winding creeks, and rolling hills. The Visit Wadena page will show you the way to find trails, rivers, scenic routes, bridges and historical sites. Stay for a weekend at our local lodging and don't forget to enjoy a famous Barney Burger!
If you are a first time visitor, enjoy our small-town welcome.
If you are a return visitor, or a long-time resident, welcome home!
Wadena Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday before Easter 10am- City Park
Firemens Chicken BBQ Supper
First Sunday in September: 5-8:30pm
Lima Leaf Day at Lima Church
First Sunday in October: 11am-2:30pm
Wadena Community Church Fall Festival
November: Supper, Sale, Auction
Visit from Santa
December - Wadena Fire Station