Laramar Ballroom

2000 - Ballroom

This is another of the "classics" when it comes to Iowa Ballrooms, with the key exception that this famed ballroom is still open and operating.

Along with such ballrooms as the Val Air, The Roof Garden, Matters, The Coliseum, and the Danceland, the Laramar was a key facility in bringing rock and roll music to Iowa teens.

Such legendary names as Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper, the Everly Brothers, Conway Twitty, Bobby Vee, the Trashmen, Dee Jay & the Runaways, Dale & the Devonaires rocked this historic ballroom.

If you'd like to visit an Iowa Classic, take a trip to Fort Dodge and visit the Historic Ballroom.

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