Wadena is located in Northeast Iowa, Fayette County, Illyria township, on the banks of the Volga River. It is approximately 50 miles west of the Iowa-Wisconsin border. Wadena is in the heart of some of the most beautiful land in Iowa, featuring picturesque farms, winding creeks, and rolling hills. Visit our area attractions page to find trails, rivers, scenic routes, bridges and historical sites. Stay for a weekend at our local lodging and don't forget to enjoy a famous Barney Burger!
If you are a first time visitor, enjoy our small-town welcome. If you are a return visitor, or a long-time resident, welcome home!