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Surf Ballroom & Museum
Surf Ballroom & Museum
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Lat: 43.139614
Lon: -93.38987
Ele: 1,227 ft
Weather: ° and (more weather)
Iowa Iowa
Lat: 43.139614   |    Lon: -93.38987   |    Ele: 1,227 ft   |    Current weather: ° and (see monthly averages)
Iowa Iowa

The Surf Ballroom & Museum was named to help visitors feel like they were at a surf beach club while attending any concert or event.

Originally, the Surf Ballroom opened on April 17, 1933 with ocean wave, boat, and palm tree murals painted on the walls. Clouds were painted on the ceiling. The furniture also helped with the ambiance since bamboo and rattan were used.

The ballroom had a major fire on April 20, 1947, and was rebuilt across the street on July 1, 1948. It is now one of the last remaining ballrooms in the midwest and is known as a Historic Rock and Roll Landmark. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2011. The Surf Ballroom & Museum hosts many events throughout the year with its 6,300 square foot dance floor and intriguing museum of music memorabilia.

There is also a Wall of Fame that includes many famous artists that have performed at the venue. Many photos line the wall as well as shadow boxes dedicated to performers that are filled with personal items including guitars. Past performers include Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and "The Big Bopper" Richardson. Some others that have performed on the historic stage are the Little River Band, The Righteous Brothers, The Temptations, The Beach Boys, Waylon Jennings, and Bobby Rydell.

The Surf Ballroom & Museum is a great place to visit and enjoy a concert or an event. The hardwood floors, great space, and surrounding booths also make for the perfect place for weddings, meetings, corporate parties, and conventions.

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Historic Site
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Historic & Landmark Touring
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