Whether you’re in need of a new paddleboard, golf clubs, wrestling gear, or other sports equipment, Iowa’s local sporting goods stores have the gear. What makes these great local sporting goods stores stand out is their friendly, helpful staff and excellent selection. Here are the 10 best in the state.
Fin & Feather off Highway 6 in Iowa City has everything you need no matter the type of outdoors sport you are looking to get into. With a wide selection of tents and other camping gear, you can get ready for your next big backpacking trip at Fin & Feather. If you are more of a sportsman or sportswoman, Fin & Feather also has a wide selection of hunting and fishing items and accessories. Throw in the sporty apparel, the functioning footwear, and the large selection of kayaks and canoes, and if you’re next adventure can be completely covered by this local sporting goods retailer.
Active Endeavors in West Des Moines is your one-stop shop for all the adventure items, apparel, and footwear you’ll ever need. Featuring top-name brands and friendly service, what makes all the items at Active Endeavors so great is that are built to last for all your future adventures. Whether it’s GPS watches, wool hiking shirts or a rugged pair of boots, everything you can find at Active Endeavors is meant to hit the trails for years to come.
Specializing in running footwear and apparel, Running Wild in Davenport is an excellent location to get your feet moving in the right direction. Featuring plenty of top-named brands and specialty products, Running Wild has an excellent selection of running shoes, clothing and accessories, but what really makes them stand out as an excellent sporting goods store is the attention they give to each customer that walks through the door, ensuring everyone finds their unique stride when they hit the streets or the trail.
Featuring two brightly colored stores in Iowa, one in Fort Dodge and the other in Mason City, Decker Sports has a wide assortment of sporting good brands to choose from, and if you are looking to outfit your sports team, they have you covered there too. Featuring brands like Under Armor, Easton, Adidas and Nike, Decker Sports also offers custom logo designs to enhance your teams or sports visibility.
Specializing in sporting goods specifically, Palo Outdoors is a mecca for hunters, fishers and sporting enthusiast alike. Featuring live bait, ammunition, an archery range and a friendly staff loaded with local knowledge of where to go, Palo Outdoors primarily serves citizens of Cedar Rapids and slightly beyond. Palo Outdoors itself is surrounded by thousands of acres of woodlands to practice what they sell, making this the perfect sporting goods store to drop in before and after your big sport outing.
With a focus on fishing, hunting and trapping, the Iowa Outdoors Store in Fort Dodge is a family-owned business that encourages everyone who walks through the door to join their community. Featuring all the top-name brands in the sporting goods industry, the Iowa Outdoors Store can help you find what you are looking for or help fix something you might have broken. Regardless of the intentions of your visit, the good folks at the Iowa Outdoors Store are always happy to shoot the breeze with you and talk about any old or upcoming trips you might have planned.
Located in Beaver Drive in Johnston, Hopkins Sporting Goods Store is Iowa’s oldest sporting goods retailer and has been serving the community for over a century. Throughout all that time, the styles and fashions of some sporting goods have changed or disappeared altogether, but what has remained the same for Hopkins is the dedicated service and genuine interest they give every customer who walks through the door.
Featuring not only the equipment and apparel for your favorite sports, Howard Clothing & Sporting Goods also carries a full line of men’s suits, blazers, polos and more for those times in life when you need to dress up a little sharper. With such a full selection of clothing and sporting goods, you can spend a lot of time looking around Howards and the surrounding streets of Shenandoah, but whatever clothing option you decide to go with, you’ll leave looking pretty good.
Featuring a location in both Omaha, Nebraska and Sioux City, Iowa, Hauff Sports has a pretty good edge on the market in western Iowa. Featuring top-name brands including Asics, Easton, Under Armor and Wilson, Hauff Sports also specializes in custom made athletic apparel including team jerseys, t-shirts, hoodies and caps. Whatever reason you decide to visit Hauff Sports, at either location you’ll find high-quality apparel to make you and your team look good.
Featuring goods and apparel for sports in the field, sports on the court and sports on the mat, Midwest Sporting Goods of Council Bluffs has you covered for whatever sporting activity you are into. Whether it’s basketball or tennis, football or soccer, even mixed martial arts or wrestling, Midwest Sporting Goods has it, alongside somebody who can help you find just what you are looking for. Stop in and see this sports emporium yourself, and be ready to hit your next activity prepared thanks to the good people at Midwest Sporting Goods.