Panora is located in eastern Guthrie County. Not only is it surrounded by the natural beauty of rivers, a lake and woodlands, but also golf courses, beaches, the Turn of the Century Museum, Nations Bridge Park and Springbrook State Park. The Community is served by a well trained ambulance team, 2 medical clinics, dentists, optometrist, the Guthrie County hospital and Life Flight.
Panora is a progressive community, using our energy and abilities to remember our proud past while building a stronger and brighter future.
Panora Public Library - 102 N 1st St.........(641) 755-2529
Panora Community Center - May be rented for receptions and meetings. Contact City Hall at (641) 755-2164
Turn of the Century Museum
Located at the South edge of Panora. (641) 755-3061. The main building houses a library, animal species native to this area, a rock & gem collection, a general store with the original Safeside Post Office and many more items of interest from the time this area was settled.
Also included at the museum compound are a log cabin, the first home built in Panora in 1851, a Train Depot, Church, School, Implement Compound, and Blacksmith Shop.
Raccoon River Valley Trail - a beautiful recreational trail for bikers and walkers running from Waukee through Panora to Yale. The Panora trailhead is located behind "PJ's Eats & Treats".
Michael Mills Memorial Park - 300 East South Street Baseball/Softball, Playground equipment, Basketball, Shelterhouse.
Lennon Mills Park - 500 West South Street Picnic tables, Fishing, Camping, Shelterhouse, Trails, & Boat Ramp.
Old Waterworks Park - 501 West South Street Picnic tables, Playground Equipment, Fishing, & Primitive Camping.
Panorama Community School District - Home of the Panthers. The district includes these communities: Panora, Linden, Yale, Jamaica, & Bagley. The new Elementary building is open in Panora. Previously the K-5 grades were housed in Linden & Jamaica. The High School, Jr High building were also expanded. It is an excellent educational facility!
Panorama School is proud of its athletic programs & compound, including a 7 lane all-weather track with football field, home to the 1997 Class A State Track Champions, & new baseball & softball diamonds.
Discover Iowa's Best Kept Secret
Come Explore Panora and Lake Panorama and discover the hidden beauty and charm of a vibrant midwest community. The lake is an elegant and private 1,400 acre lake with an 18-hole champion golf course - Lake Panorama National Golf Course and Conference Center, a 9-hole executive course, marina, tennis courts, beaches, and swimming pool. The conference center is exceptional for meetings and conventions with condominiums available. Boulder Cove, Sunset Ridge and Sunset Cove Condominiums are just the beginning of the beautiful private residences available at the lake.
Panora Regional Industrial Development Enterprise
114 East Main Street
Panora, Iowa 50216
At PRIDE We promote our work force and community spirit. We're proud of the area we live in, the friendly neighborhoods and growing business environment. If you decide to locate your business in the Panora area, be assured PRIDE will be there to help you become established and assist in your continued business efforts. We invite you to Panora and Lake Panorama... Iowa's Best Kept Secret.