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Communities of Rock Rapids and Doon

Central Lyon Community School

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Rapid Speedway
Paul Smith--found on Lyon County Reporter office building
"May We Never Forget"--found on side paneling of Ace Hardware
Ladies of the Night--found in the unused windows above the Short Stop Liquor Shop
Fanny Plucker--found on east half of the building above Flower Village
War Memorial--found on VFW club building side
Draywagon--found on the side of the Car Wash
Don DeWaay--found in an existing opening on a building at the corner of 1st Ave and Story St.
Skating Rink--found on the very side of Moe's Garage
Rock Rapids Coming Information--found on the Community Affairs Office building
Apartment Scene--found above the CAC office

Rock Rapids is "Building Today for Tomorrow" with excellent educational opportunities, a diverse business structure, family-oriented community facilities, and quality health care.  

Click on the photo above.  It'll open up to a gallery of the many murals that are throughout Rock Rapids.  


 Rock Rapids' 2,600 residents enjoy the benefits of small town living with easy access to the larger communities of Sioux Falls, the Twin Cities, and Omaha. 

We are located in extreme northwest Iowa, at the junction of Iowa Highway 9 and US Highway 75. Only 32 miles southeast of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and 15 miles south of Interstate 90.


Doon, population 530, is the second town in our Central Lyon community.  Located on a plateau on the eastern bank of the Rock River, the city was named after the River Doon, made famous as the subject of Robert Burns' poem, Ye Banks and Braes o' Bonnie Doon. Founded by H.D. Rice on September 6, 1889, the railway town was connected first by the Rock Valley Railway, followed by the Iowa & Dakota Railroad.