Call: 641-418-8190

Local Attractions


  • Corning Opera House 800 Davis Ave, Corning, IA Phone: 641-418-8037
  • Corning Fine Arts Center 706 Davis Ave, Corning, IA Phone: 641-322-4549 Hours: Wed. - Fri. 10am - 5pm, Sat. 10am - 4pm
  • Johnny Carson Birthplace 530 Davis Ave, Corning, IA Phone: 641-322-3212 Hours: Sat. 10am - 2pm
  • Icarian Heritage Site 616 Davis Ave, Corning, IA Phone: 641-322-4717
  • House of History – Reservation required
  • Kline Museum - Reservation required


  • Lake Icaria 1688 Lake Icaria Road, Corning, IA Phone: 641-322-4793
  • Adams Community Aquatic Center -1400 John St., Corning, IA Phone: 641-322-3055 Open: Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend
  • Corning American Theatre 704 Davis, Corning, IA Phone: 641-418-8006 Hours: Wed. - Sun. 7 pm, Sun. matinee 2 pm
  • CHI Health Wellness Center 401 6th St., Corning, IA Phone: 641-322-4471 Hours: Mon. - Fri 5:30 am - 9:30 pm, Sat. 7:30 am - 3pm, Sun. 12 pm - 6 pm
  • Shopping on Main Street District
  • NASCAR Weekly Racing John Street, Corning, IA Open: Sat. 7 pm from April - Sept
  • Golfing at Happy Hollow Country Club 2068 Valley Rd, Corning, IA Phone: 641-322-4333
  • Corning Play Park and SWV Elementary School Park
  • Lake Binder- 1.5 miles NE of Corning, IA
  • Airport

photo of Lake Icaria

Lake Icaria

Adams County Conservation is home to Lake Icaria Recreation Area providing RV camping, cabins, shelters, marina, swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, disc golf and hunting.

Photo of the Theatre

Corning American Theatre

Corning American Theatre shows the latest movies in comfort. Digital projection, highback rocker seats, recliners and the best popcorn in Iowa!

Photo of the Corning Opera House

Corning Opera House

The historic Corning Opera House Cultural Center provides a multi-purpose historical facility to honor our community’s heritage and enhance the cultural experiences. We offer quality entertainment; drop in or call to set up a behind the scenes backstage tour; or rental spaces for varied private and public events. Call (641)-418-8037 for additional information.

Aquatic Center photo

Adams County Aquatic Center

The Adams County Aquatic Center is a 6,000 sq ft recreational facility featuring a diving board, two water slides, a toddler slide, concession stand, shade features, 6 25 yard lanes for lap swimming and zero depth entry. The aquatic center also offers opportunities for aerobic classes, pool parties and swimming lessons for all ages.

Adams County Freedom Rock

Freedom Rock

Memorial Rock Park is Corning’s newest park and home to the Adams County Freedom Rock painted by Ray Sorenson. The park was dedicated to all the brave men and women who have served, who are currently serving and who will serve our country.

Corning Play Park

Corning Play Park, located at 10th and Grove, is a tree-shaded oasis in the middle of Corning. A sheltered picnic area with two grills along with children’s play equipment, offers a quaint place for your family to relax.

Corning Library Photo

Corning Public Library

The Corning Public Library, located at 603 9th Street , has a collection of over 30,000 books, videos, DVD’s, books on tape, CD’s, magazines and pamphlets. There are 7 internet-accessible computers and 3 children’s computers with games.

Photo of The Johny Carson Birthplace

Johnny Carson’s Birthplace

Visit the birthplace of TV Land’s and Entertainment Weekly’s #1 TV Icon, Johnny Carson. This humble home is restored to reflect the mid 1920’s era when Johnny was born and his family lived in the house.

Happy Hallow Country Club photo

Happy Hollow Country Club

Happy Hollow Country Club is a beautiful and challenging 9 hole golf course, offering inexpensive golf rates, rental carts and flexible tee times. We also offer all the amenities of a country club! Full service lounge, exceptional dining choices and a sprawling patio, make Happy Hollow Country Club an ideal spot to enjoy your visit to Corning!

Photo of Classic Cars

R & S Collectibles

Enjoy several decades of beautiful, classic cars. Call 641.322.4777 to take a tour today!

Photo of Lake Binder

Lake Binder

1 ½ miles northeast of Corning, is a 76 acre lake which offers fishing boat access, picnic areas, walking trails, camping and shore fishing. There are 2 shelter houses and 54 campsites that range from no electricity to 30 and 50 amp sites offering long-term camping.