Winnebago Giving a Facelift to Rally Grounds

April 26, 2013 by   - () Comments Off on Winnebago Giving a Facelift to Rally Grounds

Aerial view of the Winnebago Industries Rally Grounds in Forest City, Iowa. The grounds, shown here during the  Itasca Rally in 2011, are undergoing a major upgrade in time for this year’s WIT Grand National Rally in late July.

Winnebago Industries Inc. is renovating the company’s Rally Grounds Activity Complex.

The Winnebago Industries Rally Grounds Activity Complex, located adjacent to the company’s Forest City, Iowa, headquarters and main manufacturing complex is undergoing a series of planned renovations, according to a news release.

Improvements include surface leveling of Section A of the original Rally Grounds along with upgraded 50-amp electrical service in that section.

When the Rally Grounds were originally developed in the 1970s, RVs were typically smaller than they are today and did not incorporate many of today’s modern features such as slide outs. These upgrades provide more user-friendly accommodations for today’s RVer. The entire facility is also receiving a WI-FI system enhancement to improve visitors’ access to internet service on site.

Winnebago Industries Director of Marketing Chad Reece added, “Ongoing improvements make our Rally Grounds Activity Complex, which is already a uniquely premier location for RV related and other gatherings, even better. We look forward to showcasing these improvements when we host our annual WIT Club Grand National Rally July 21-26 and other events moving forward.”

Winnebago Industries’ Rally Grounds Activity Complex has electrical hookups for over 1,300 RVs and dry camping space to accommodate several hundred more. On-site amenities include sanitary dump stations, restroom/shower house facilities, a 3,000-seat outdoor amphitheater and an air conditioned 60-foot x 200-foot carpeted meeting facility with a hard surface dance floor area. A second air conditioned meeting facility that can accommodate up to 125 people and includes a bar/lounge area. Two covered pavilion areas provide additional outdoor meeting space.

A professionally managed Food Service is conveniently located on the grounds to cater guests’ food service needs. The Rally Grounds Activity Complex is available for a multitude of events throughout the year.

For more information about the use of the facility, please contact Lisa Cronkwright, events coordinator, at (641) 585-6464 or at



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