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Shopping & Dining Beyond the Ordinary! At Pearl Plaza, you’ll find a shopping destination as rare as our namesake. The shops at Pearl Plaza offer a cultivated shopping and dining experience unlike anything else in the region. The Pearl Plaza shops are housed in beautifully renovated buildings dating from the 1800s with fabulous views of the Mighty Mississippi. Elly’s Tea & Coffee House The HallTree Boutique

A downtown tradition. Sip your favorite beverage in our beautifully sunlit tea room. Specialty coffees · imported teas · fresh deli breakfast & lunch · homemade desserts Visit: Open: Mon.-Fri. 7 am to 4 pm, Sat. 8 am to 4 pm 563-263-5043

Offering an exceptional selection of women’s clothing, jewelry, purses, accessories, and gifts.

Visit: Open: Mon.-Fri. 10 am to 5:30 pm, Sat. 9 am to 4 pm 563-288-0770

Muscatine Travel 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday 123 West Second Street 563-263-9131 • 800-543-9036

Pearl City Iowa Realty - Anna Mack “Where finding a home is a blessing and not a nightmare” Come see our professional family of realtors for all your real estate needs!

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Port City Underground Restaurant This fabulous Italian restaurant combines a unique charming atmosphere with modern flavors that everyone will enjoy. We are proud to serve fresh, one of a kind, gourmet pizzas, pastas, soups, salads and sandwiches along with a vivacious wine and beer list. Open for Lunch: Tues.-Fri. 11 am to 1 pm Dinner: Tues.-Sat. 5 pm to 9 pm Visit: Email: 563-263-4743 Fresh Vintage Featuring up-cycled & re-purposed furnishings and gift items for home or office. An official stockist of Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan 208 W. 2nd Street Open: Mon.-Fri. 10 am to 5:30 pm, Sat. 9 am to 4 pm 563-299-4940

Feather Your Nest Interiors Your local design store for all your custom interior design needs. Fine home furnishings, kitchen cabinetry & countertops, kitchen gadgets, lighting, draperies & blinds, wallpaper, unique gifts 563-264-3273

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Pearl Plaza: 208 West 2nd Street, Muscatine, Iowa •

The Pearl Bar & Lounge 101 W. Mississippi Drive Muscatine, IA 52761 (563) 263-2207

Located in East Central Iowa, Muscatine County borders the Mighty Mississippi River. In fact, Muscatine is nestled on the banks of the Mississippi along the only place where the north-south river runs east to west. Muscatine is rich in history, activities, amenities, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit as well as natural beauty. From our perfect position on the Mississippi to our bluffs and park and recreational facilities, you have plenty of options to choose. We’re easily accessible via Interstate 80, US Highway 61 and State Routes 22, 38 and 92. There are also quite a few county roads to ramble for exploring those out of the way places. Whether you’re visiting for business, family, sports, history, shopping or to enjoy our beautiful parks and river views, Muscatine is your natural choice. We’re happy to have you visit us and invite you to experience our warm Midwestern hospitality. Muscatine has wineries, a nano brewery, a regional soccer complex, wonderful restaurants for every taste, golf courses, an aquatic center, beautiful parks, an expansive trail system, shopping, museums, fishing hot spots and much more for you discover! Thinking of or planning a visit for business, family get-together, sports event, history, adventure, shopping or to enjoy our beautiful parks and Mississippi River views? With a wide- array of offerings, there’s something for every taste and budget, whether you are a solo visitor or part of a family or group. Groups of all sizes enjoy Muscatine. We welcome bus trips and provide proven itineraries that can be customized to meet your interests. But don’t just come oncecome again! Muscatine is growing and many new things are waiting for you to discover.



History 6 Attractions 12 Downtown 14 Sports & Recreation 16 Area Map 18 Annual Events 24 Dining 28 Lodging 4

Muscatine Municipal Airport 5701 Hwy 61, Muscatine, IA 52761 563-263-8672

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Walk through the historic districts of West Hill and Downtown to see the magnificent architectural styles of the numerous historic homes and buildings. Following is a list of buildings and structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places:


Muscatine County Courthouse

W. Joseph Fuller House

203 W. Third St.

401 E. Third St.

1001 Mulberry Ave.

Clark-Blackwell House

Old Jail

Welch Apartments

206 Cherry St.

411 E. Fourth St.

224 Iowa Ave.

Downtown Commercial Historic District

Pliny and Adelia Fay House

West Hill District

112 Locust St.

W. Second Street

Second Street

S.M. McKibben House

First Presbyterian Church

102 Walnut St.

401 Iowa Ave.

Sinnett Octagon House

Greenwood Cemetery Chapel

U.S. Highways 38 & 61

1814 Lucas St.

Trinity Episcopal Church

J.C.B. Warde House

411 E. Second St.

Bridge Near West Liberty West Liberty

George H. & Loretta Ward House West Liberty

Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad-Wilton Depot Wilton

West Liberty Commercial Historic District West Liberty


Pine Creek Grist Mill Wildcat Den State Park

Pine Mill Bridge Wildcat Den State Park

Pine Mill German Methodist Episcopal Church 180th Street and Verde Avenue

At the beginning of the Civil War in 1861, Muscatine men hurried to enlist. Muscatine sent more men to war than any other county in Iowa. Later, in April of 1862, the casualty list from the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee touched every neighborhood in the city. For 50 years, the city celebrated Shiloh Day.


Lock & Dam 16 is located across the Mississippi River from Muscatine, IA at 33109 102 Ave. West, Illinois City, IL 61259.


205 Cherry St.

Big Slough Creek Bridge Nichols

Lock and Dam No. 16 Historic District

Wilton Candy Kitchen Wilton

Muscatine still remembers the Civil War. Monuments and markers can be found in different parts of the county: •

Camp Strong Marker, Muscatine

Civil War Monument, Wilton

Marble Shaft in Cemetery, Wilton

Muscatine County Courthouse, Muscatine

Soldier Monument, West Liberty

Vandever Memorial Bridge on GAR Highway, Southwest of Moscow

HNI Corporation 600 E. Second Street Muscatine, Iowa 52761

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Muscatine Arboretum Take a walk with your four-legged friends and look at more than 1,000 native and ornamental trees and shrubs that have been planted, mulched and labeled. Paved trails wind throughout these 13 acres located adjacent to Discovery Park. Access from Discovery Park (3300 Cedar St.) or Harmony Lane, Muscatine, IA 52761 • 563-264-5807

Muscatine Art Center Built in 1908, the Laura Musser Mansion — part of the Muscatine Art Center — provides an elegant setting for the display of fine and decorative arts. The mansion’s hallways feature an impressive collection of works by artists such as Renoir, Degas, Chagall and Pissarro. Period rooms blend family furnishings with paintings that depict the Mississippi River. Linked to the original mansion is the Stanley Gallery which provides two floors of space for changing exhibitions. Located on the grounds is a historic Japanese Garden installed in 1929. Walk-in visitors are welcome Tuesday through Sunday with admission by donation. Muscatine Art Center staff offers educational programs and group tours for children and adults. 1314 Mulberry Ave., Muscatine, IA 52761 563-263-8282 • NORBERT F. BECKEY BRIDGE

Contrary Brewing Company Contrary Brewing Company is a Nano brewery located in downtown Muscatine. As its name suggests, this brewery doesn’t settle for just any beer, brewing in small batches to ensure consistent, quality brews each time.

Muscatine History and Industry Center on Highway 22 and The Great River Road. With 18 ponds, this facility hatches and grows largemouth bass and bluegill to stock in Iowa lakes. Walleye are raised for stocking Iowa’s interior rivers.

Stop in and enjoy a tasting flight or bring home a growler to enjoy any time.

The hatchery was established in 1908 and started out as a freshwater mussel research and propagation station to contribute to the local pearl button industry. It became a fish hatchery in 1929.

411 W. Mississippi Drive, Muscatine, IA 52761

3390 Hwy 22, Muscatine, IA 52761 • 563-263-5062

Discovery Park and Environmental Learning Center

Great River Road

Walk or bike the 1.5 miles of paved trails or the 2 miles of mowed trails, fish from the stocked ponds, stop by the outdoor raptor enclosure or visit the Environmental Learning Center all in the 85-acre natural park in an urban environment. The Environmental Learning Center offers numerous natural history exhibits, two 1,200-gallon aquariums with native fish, live reptiles and amphibians, more than 100 mounted animals and is the home to the Muscatine County Conservation Board office. The classroom in the Environmental Learning Center is available for rental by organized groups or businesses for workshops and meetings. 3300 Cedar St., Muscatine, IA 52761 • 563-264-5922.

Fairport Fish Hatchery The large fisherman eagle tree trunk sculptures will welcome you when you arrive at the Fairport Fish Hatchery, located 8 miles east of Muscatine


The Great River Road is a collection of state and local roads that follow the course of the Mississippi River through 10 states from Ontario to the Gulf of Mexico. Developed in 1938, the road is 2,340 miles designated with a green-and-white sign showing a river steamboat inside a pilot wheel with the name of the state or province. Muscatine holds a special fondness for the Great River Road as one of our own, Charles H. Young, worked toward establishing the Great River Road and according to some, the idea for the green and white pilot wheel marker distinguishing the route is attributed to Young. Take a moment to enjoy the view at the Mark Twain Overlook (100-198 Lombard St. Muscatine) located by the entrance to the Norbert F. Beckey Bridge close to downtown Muscatine. Here you can find signage dedicated to Charles H. Young’s work toward establishing the Great River Road.

Maid-Rite Diner Have a Maid-Rite sandwich in the town in which it was invented. The first legendary loose-meat sandwich was created in 1926 by Muscatine butcher Fred Angell, who combined a special cut and grind of meat with selected spices. As the legend goes, Angell asked a delivery man to taste his “newest sandwich invention.” After a few bites the taster exclaimed, “You know, Fred, this sandwich is made right!” Some believe Fred chose the “Maid” spelling to represent the wholesomeness and pureness of the sandwich. The Muscatine Maid-Rite continues the tradition Fred Angell established in a 1950s-style family diner.

Experience the Muscatine that was the “Pearl Button Capital of the World,” a story proudly told by the Muscatine History and Industry Center’s Pearl Button Museum. Muscatine produced 1.5 billion pearl buttons annually 100 years ago and sold them to the New York garment industry and the rest of the world. Learn about how Muscatine is still a thriving manufacturing and entrepreneurial center on the second level of the center through interactive displays on 1940s and 1950s industrial giants like C. Maxwell Stanley, Roy J. Carver, S.G. Stein and Stanley M. Howe, who led to the manufacturing of products like office furniture, retread tires and corn product processing.

605 University Drive, Muscatine, IA 52761 563-263-3244 •

Be sure to visit the gift shop to find locally-made Muscatine and pearl button memorabilia.

Monsanto Butterfly Garden

117 W. Second Street, Muscatine, IA 52761 563-263-1052 •

Open to the public, the Monsanto Butterfly Garden attracts many pollinators with an array of brightly colored flowers and shrubs that bloom from early spring until fall. Plant employees planted 65 acres of native grasses and wildflowers with the assistance of the Muscatine County Conservation Board in 1993 and an additional 90 acres were added to the prairie in 1998, including a butterfly garden.

Muscatine Municipal Boat Harbor and Marina

Oscar Grossheim Photo Collection

Ditch the traffic and dock your watercraft on the riverfront at the Muscatine Municipal Boat Harbor and Marina located by Riverside Park on the Mississippi River. The harbor has 18 slips for houseboats and 64 slips dedicated for smaller, pleasure and speed boats. There are slips available for rent for the current season. Transient slips are available. Gas, diesel and pump-out service are also available. The gas dock is in operation from approximately May-October.

More than 55,000 glass plate negatives of historical photos taken by photographer Oscar Grossheim are included in this collection that spans the late 1890s to the early 1940s. Grossheim’s collection includes photos of local scenes, landscapes and portraits of residents from that time period. The Musser Public Library has over 4,000 of the images digitally archived. As a service to the public, the reference staff provides access to high quality, photographic images in print for a reasonable fee.

110 Harbor Drive, Muscatine, IA 52761 563-263-0241 •

304 Iowa Ave., Muscatine, IA 52761 • 563-263-0241

Norbert F. Beckey Bridge

Pine Creek Grist Mill and Melpine Schoolhouse

After enjoying the beautiful river views in the daylight, be sure to take a look at the Norbert F. Beckey Bridge — the only bridge over the Mississippi River that has LED lights. Completed in December 1972, it replaced the Muscatine High Bridge, which stood from 18911973. A pillar from the old High Bridge still stands at Riverside Park in Muscatine. The bridge, which stretches 1,500 feet from Iowa to Rock Island County, Illinois, across the Mississippi River, is awash in a rainbow of colors and lights up the night. Mark Twain might have seen his most beautiful sunsets in Muscatine, but modern residents and visitors to this historic river town now have their own light show to enjoy. Located on Iowa Highway 92 and Illinois Route 92

Old Barn Visit this county farm barn to experience and learn our agricultural heritage and history, located in Discovery Park on the west side of Muscatine. Available for private tours as well as open on Second Saturdays from May to October. Displays, kids crafts and more. The barn is located adjacent to Discovery Park on the west side of Muscatine. To get to the barn turn west on Harmony Lane from Houser Street.

One of the focal points of Wildcat Den State Park is the Pine Creek Grist Mill, located in the eastern part of the park. The mill is thought to be the oldest working mill on its original site between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains. It was built in 1848 by Benjamin Nye in response to the growing demand for pioneering families to have their crops ground into usable products like flour and meal. Near the mill is the classic one-room Melpine Schoolhouse, built in 1877, which is a museum of rural school memorabilia including old school books, photos, period desks, lunch buckets and more. 1884 Wildcat Den Road, Muscatine, IA 52761 563-263-4818 •

Rose Bowl This bowling facility includes an arcade, nightlife area, banquet room and concessions. With 48 lanes, there’s plenty of space for bowlers of all skill levels and is a great place to host a party or to meet some friends. Don’t miss the ever popular Glow-N-Bowl on Friday and Saturday nights, with large screens playing popular music videos, black lights and all-you-can bowl for an all-inclusive fee. 1411 Grandview Ave., Muscatine, IA 52761 563-263-0770

Enjoy a picnic at the tables or relax in the gazebo as a pond with dual waterfalls attracts birds and koi swim through the water lilies. Wiggins Road (near Ogilvie Avenue), Muscatine, IA 52761 MUSCATINE MUNICIPAL BOAT HARBOR AND MARINA





Attractions Sino-U.S. Friendship House

line. Climb aboard the renovated caboose!

Cool off in the interactive Mississippi Mist Fountain splash pad, shoot some hoops, launch your boat, access the Running River Bike Bike & Pedestrian Trail System and enjoy all the typical amenities of a park at Riverside Park, located downtown along the Mississippi River.

Chinese President, Xi Jinping resided here in 1985 when he was part of a delegation learning about modern agricultural techniques.

100 Railroad St., Wilton, IA 52778

There is plenty of room for parking vehicles with boat trailers and in the evening it’s the best place to view the colorfully lighted Norbert F. Beckey Bridge. Also located here is Pearl City Station and Riverview Center, and both facilities are available for rent.

Stop off from US Highway 61 east of Muscatine to this road-side farm, open seasonally beginning Memorial Day weekend and you’ll find fresh bakery items, fresh produce and Sweetland Farmstead’s own variety of wine, including strawberry, pinot noir and viognier. You’ll also find antique and wine-related items, such as decanters, glasses and coolers, as well as hand-made items such as cutting boards, bird houses and some artwork.

Harbor Drive, Muscatine, IA 52761 • 563-263-0241

Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area Experience the Cedar River and Chicken Creek at Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area, in the middle of Muscatine County. This 675-acre, multi-use recreation area offers camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting/trapping, geocaching, boating and canoeing. You also find picnic shelters, playgrounds, restrooms, a handicapped-accessible fishing dock, boat ramps and Saulsbury Lodge, which you can reserve for your picnics, family gatherings, reception and more. 2007 Saulsbury Road, Muscatine, IA 52761 563-264-5922 •

Shooting Stars Gun Range Get your practice in at Shooting Stars Gun Range, Muscatine’s only indoor shooting range with archery lanes — open to the public. The range is an all indoor, air-conditioned facility that offers 12 75-foot lanes with a motorized target retrieval system. Also on site is a retail shop that carries guns, ammunition and accessories. 810 Division St., Muscatine, IA 52761 563-263-0704 •

Sino-U.S. Friendship Center A new people-to-people exchange-themed international exhibition center has been formed since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the U.S. Open September 2018. 129 W 2nd St, Muscatine, Iowa • 563-554-9047

2911 Bonnie Dr, Muscatine, IA • 563-554-9047

Sweetland Farmstead

3111 US Hwy 61, Muscatine, IA 52761 • 563-260-6102

SURROUNDING AREAS All Veterans Memorial It is dedicated to all veterans who have served our nation. The helicopter mounted at the site saw action in the Vietnam War. 500 West Jackson Street, Grandview, IA 52752

Ardon Creek Vineyard and Winery Founded on a 160-year-old family farm with a rich heritage, Ardon Creek Vineyard and Winery is a family-owned-and-managed operation. The vineyard is 4.1 acres in size and includes five varieties of winter-hardy grape vines. All of its wines are vinted and bottled in the winery.

City Park Located near Wilton Community School, City Park is the home of the Wilton Indoor Pool and also offers a playground area, shelters and a baseball field. 305 East Wate St., Wilton, IA 52778

Dutton Sports Complex Open areas, baseball and softball fields, a covered playground area, soccer fields, tennis courts, pickleball, sand volleyball pits and a skate park are all offered at this sports complex that opened in 2011. There is bleacher seating and restroom facilities are available on site. 700 115th St., West Liberty, IA 52776 319-627-2084 •

Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre Organized to promote the art of puppetry, the Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre produces and presents high-quality performances and workshops. The company is committed to educating the public about arts, serving as a center for the exchange of ideas and enhancing the quality of community life. 319 N. Calhoun St., West Liberty, IA 52776 319-627-2287 •

Kimberly Park and Community Pool Kimberly Park, home of the West Liberty public pool, features a playground, open areas and four reservable shelters, one of which is enclosed.

Ardon Creek hosts “Music in the Vineyard” during the summer and fall months and is also available for meetings and gatherings.

West Eighth Street, West Liberty, IA 52776 319-627-2084 •

2391 Independence Ave., Letts, IA 52754 563-506-8044 •

A great place to sit and enjoy the Mississippi River, Lock and Dam No. 16 is located on the Illinois side of the Mississippi. Watch the barges pass through the channel and make sure to stop during the winter. It’s the best place to see bald eagles as they come to fish in this area of the river as it rarely freezes due to the constant churning of the waters passing through the dam. During the spring and fall seasons, you can also find a significant amount of pelicans frequenting this

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Depot This renovated 1898 brick depot is open for you to visit Memorial Day through Labor Day and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It remains in its original location, adjacent to an active railroad

Lock and Dam No. 16

popular fishing hole while migrating through Iowa for the seasons. Watch from the observation deck or grab a picnic table, which are open year round. Tours are provided free of charge every Sunday at 2 p.m. beginning Memorial Day weekend and ending Labor Day weekend. 563-263-7913 •

Nature Conservancy Preserves The White Oak Swamp, the Red Cedar Woodland, and Greiner Family Preserves are three Muscatine County natural areas that are part of the Nature Conservancy, an international organization whose mission is “to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.” These preserves are a wonderland for naturalists. The 654-acre White Oak Swamp Preserve is habitat for an estimated 500 plant species as well as some endangered animal species. The very unique 34-acre Red Cedar Woodland Preserve is found on an island in the Cedar River and can only be reached by boat or by wading through water. The 117-acre Greiner Family Nature Preserve is a sand prairie and wetland area, hosting a unique combination of soil and water essential to nesting turtles also supporting an assemblage of rare plants and animals. From Muscatine (from the south): Go north on Iowa 38 about 4.8 miles from its intersection with U.S. 61 to 150th Street. Then go west about 1.75 miles on 150th Street to an access lane on the south side of the road. Park on the road opposite the farm place. Please do not block the driveway. 319-726-3041 •

New Strand Theatre

West Liberty Raceway

This former opera theater, built in 1910, now shows a recently-released movie throughout the week and hosts piano recitals, dance recitals, weddings, family reunions, movie premiers, screenings and DVD release parties, as well as live acts like puppet and magic shows.

These IMCA-sanctioned stock car races are held from April to September. They are loud, fast and exciting and take place on Saturday nights at the West Liberty Raceway located within the Muscatine County Fairgrounds in West Liberty, Iowa.

111 E. Third St., West Liberty, IA 52776 • 319-627-2014

Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge

101 N Clay St., West Liberty, IA 52776 319-627-2414 •

West Liberty Golf and Country Club

Sanctuary with floodplain & forests boasting many birds, hiking trails & a canoeing/kayaking route.

West Liberty Golf and Country Club offers a ninehole course open to the public as well as a full menu with food specials.

10728 County Rd X61 Wapello IA 52752 319-523-6982

1248 Country Heights Lane, West Liberty, IA 52776 319-627-2085 •

Swinging Bridge

West Liberty Heritage Depot Museum and Heritage Park

This 262-foot swinging pedestrian foot bridge is a popular attraction in a beautiful setting. Stop by this historic Louisa County landmark just off Hwy. 92. 300 Elm St, Columbus Junction, IA 52738

Wapsie Park Wapsie Park features a nine-hole disc golf course, three softball fields, a batting cage, soccer field, swing set, basketball courts, volleyball courts and a mile-long wooded trail. There is also a reservable shelter.

Open April through October, this museum is inside a restored 1897 Rock Island Railroad Depot and contains artifacts, exhibits, pictures and memorabilia pertaining to transportation, business, education and agriculture. In addition to the depot, several other buildings now make up Heritage Park, including Heritage Barn, Swamp School, a 1913 caboose and a 1930s tourist cabin. 405 N. Elm St., West Liberty, IA 52776

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Attractions River Views

Running River Bike and Pedestrian Trail System Follow the Mississippi River and access multiple parks on more than 10 miles of paved and unpaved trails and walkways. This trail system will take you past the lagoon at historic Weed Park, past Norbert F. Beckey Bridge and along the historic riverfront. Most of the trail along the riverfront is lighted and there are additional sections of the trail system elsewhere in the city. 563-263-0241

A visit to Muscatine would not be complete without taking in the fantastic views of the Mississippi River. While there are many places to get a glimpse of the river, two overlooks provide the best views in the City. Bring your camera! Mark Twain Overlook, on the upstream side of the bridge on Lombard Street provides views of the bridge, Mississippi River and the Downtown area. Access is a short drive up a steep street.

Weed Park Observation Deck features a spectacular view of the Mississippi River Valley as you gaze out over the tree tops. Access is via Park Drive

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Contrary Brewing Company is a nano brewery. As our name suggests, we don’t settle for just any beer. We want unusual and challenging. We want bold and memorable. We want cult classic. Better yet, we want it all locally.

Tues & Wed, 4-9pm - Thur & Fri, 4-10pm - Sat, Noon-10pm 411 W. Mississippi Dr. | Muscatine, IA 52761 • 563-299-7894

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Downtown Muscatine Whether you live close enough to make a day trip or you’re sightseeing for the first time in the Midwest, downtown Muscatine, Iowa has plenty for you to experience. When you take in our downtown, take your time. See the mighty Mississippi River right upstream from one of its biggest bends. Pose with the iconic clammer statue, a nod to the town’s history. Come away from the river one block, and you’re in the heart of downtown Muscatine on Second Street. Between the offerings and the architecture, you’ll see that Muscatine has a blend of historic charm and new ideas.

goods or a cup of joe at one of Muscatine’s warm and welcoming coffee shops. Step into the History & Industry Center where you can learn how the pearl button industry established Muscatine and how many more ideas that originated here fueled businesses that spread around the world. Stay at the world-class Merrill Hotel and Conference Center, Iowa’s only hotel that has been accepted into the International Association of Conference Centers. There’s plenty to see, do and experience in our whole town, too. Just ask a local. We welcome you!

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Sports & Rec

Sports & Rec

Muscatine Aquatic Center

Muscatine Soccer Complex

Wildcat Den State Park

Soak up the sun at the Muscatine Aquatic Center located inside picturesque Weed Park. Have some fun with five slides (two drop slides, one family slide and two long slides), a zero-depth entry area, and an interactive play structure with kid slide and spray features.

Ramona Barber, organizer of the College Search Kickoff — an annual showcase that hosts about 100 youth teams from 10-plus states — called the fields at the Muscatine Soccer Complex “superb” and “unmatchable.” The complex is a 41-acre, $3.8 million facility that has earned national recognition, being named “Best Soccer Facility” by the National Turf Grass Managers Association. With eight full-sized state-of-theart premier soccer fields — and two of the eight internationally sized and lighted with amended soils — this facility welcomes about 100,000 visitors annually and hosts events sponsored by national, state and local associations involving participants of all ages. Camps, clinics, games and tournaments are welcome. The complex is fully equipped, including concessions, media center, restrooms and a parking area. 401 S. Houser St., Muscatine, IA 52761 563-263-0241 •

Explore one of the most unique state parks in Iowa: Wildcat Den State Park, located 10 miles east of Muscatine. This park offers a trail system that winds through a variety of terrain that includes beautiful bluffs, rock outcroppings, creek, “Steamboat Rock,” Devil’s Punch Bowl,” and “Fat Man’s Squeeze.” Be sure to check out the Pine Creek Grist Mill, the historic Old Stone Church and Melpine Schoolhouse, located within the park, which also has a 28-site non-modern campground and restroom facilities, picnic areas and shelters, horseshoe pits and more.

Weed Park & Zoo Garden

Discovery Park

You’ll find plenty of room to roam at historic Weed Park, which covers 72 acres, including a 3-acre lagoon. Here, you’ll also find the Muscatine Aquatic Center, a bandstand, concession stand, fishing pond (for ages 14 and under), picnic areas, seven shelters, playground equipment, restrooms, a rose garden, 10 tennis courts (four lighted) and two lighted sand volleyball courts.

3300 Cedar St., Muscatine, IA 52761

Weed Park is also home to the Zoo Garden — a garden that features animal sculptures, gardens, kiosks and trails that bring to life the spirit of the liveanimal zoo that was once located there.

Shuger Memorial Park

The center also has family restrooms, self-service lockers, a multi-purpose room and full concessions. The facility is also available for rent for private events. Park Drive, Muscatine, IA 52761 • 563-263-0241 •

Muscatine Municipal Golf Course Hit your golf ball over the water on No. 13 or test your leg strength on a par 5 on the Foot Golf course. The Muscatine Municipal Golf Course, referred to as “Muni” by the locals, offers an 18-hole traditional golf course and a nine-hole Foot Golf — a combination of soccer and golf — course, installed in fall 2014. The course also has a complete pro shop, concession area, cart rental and driving range. Private and group golf lessons are available. In the winter, play a round on the golf simulator and make sure your game is ready for summer. MUSCATINE AQUATIC CENTER

The course clubhouse is available for rent by the general public and can accommodate 45 people.

Deep Lakes Park

Fuller Park Disc Golf Course

Kent-Stein Park

Fish, canoe, kayak, hike, explore and more at Deep Lakes Park. This 435-acre park, donated to Muscatine County by longtime sand and gravel business W.G. Block, is still referred to by locals as “the sand pits” and includes 130 acres of fishable water, and numerous small lakes and ponds, with the largest lake totaling 55 acres.

Looking for a fun, free activity? This 18-hole disc golf course is located in Fuller Park and accommodates players of all skill levels with wide-open shots for the first-time recreational player and more difficult holes for the challenge-seekers.

Kent-Stein Park is a 66-acre home run of a sports complex that welcomes about 100,000 visitors each year. The park has eight lighted baseball diamonds (including historic Tom Bruner Field), nine lighted softball diamonds, night-lighted horseshoe courts, two concession stands, picnic areas, restroom facilities, walking/biking trails and fishing in the adjoining 11-acre slough.

Amenities and facilities include parking lots, a swimming beach, restrooms, a boat ramp on Lake Chester and Lake Jewel as well as access for canoes, kayaks and small boats. Future plans include rental cabins! Access from Pettibone Avenue, Stewart Road, 41st Street South or 57th Street South, Muscatine, IA 52761 • 563-264-5922

You will find yourself going up and down hills and across bridges in this wooded course. Fuller Park offers ample parking, a picnic shelter, a playground, restrooms, signage and benches throughout the park. Cedar Street (across from Discovery Park, near Highway 61), Muscatine, IA 52761 • 563-263-0241

The park hosts events sponsored by national, state and local associations involving participants of all ages. Tournaments, camps, clinics, games and practices are welcome.

1820 IA-38, Muscatine, IA 52761 • 563-263-4735 •

Muscatine Skate Park Whether you’re a skateboarder, rollerblader or BMX biker, the Muscatine Skate Park is yours for the shredding. This park is located within Musser Park and includes a flat track, a fenced area with a 100-by-100-foot stunt area and a 90-by-50-foot in-line hockey rink. The obstacle/stunt area has a concrete surface with a variety of steel ramps.

Park Drive (near Colorado Street), Muscatine, IA 52761 • 563-263-0241 •


Cedar River Deep Lakes Park Pettibone Ave, Muscatine, IA 52761

Gedney Lake 231st Street, Conesville, IA 52739

McKeown Bridge River Access 231st Street, Conesville, IA 52739

Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area 2007 Saulsbury Road, Muscatine, IA 52761 Located on Cedar Street in the town of Moscow

HUNTING Cedar Bluffs Recreation Area Pike Run Wildlife Area 1729 Iron City Avenue, Nichols, IA 52766

Richardson Wildlife Area 1344 - 260th Street, Letts, IA 52754

Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area 2007 Saulsbury Road, Muscatine, IA 52761

1900-2099 Oneida Ave., Muscatine, IA 52761 563-263-0241 •

Shield Prairie 1825 Seven Springs Road, Muscatine, IA 52761

Muscatine’s only indoor pistol shooting range (open to public, air conditioned/heated)

(12) 75-foot lanes with motorized target retrieval system

Retail shop: guns, ammunition and accessories

Classes offered


2391 Independence Ave., Letts, IA (Just South of Muscatine) 563-506-8044 •


2727 Casey Avenue Letts, IA 52754

Oregon Street (near Grandview Avenue), Muscatine, IA 52761 • 563-263-0241 •


Founded on a 160+ year-old family farm with a rich Irish heritage. Ardon Creek produces reds, whites and blush wines from dry to sweet to please a variety of palates. Our tasting room is open for sampling and shopping. “Music in the Vineyard” is hosted June thru September. For time and details see our website. A beautiful setting for sharing wine with family and friends on a beautiful day.

1884 Wildcat Den Road, Muscatine, IA 52761 563-263-4337 •

Mon - Fri: 11am - 8pm Sat: 11am - 5pm Sun: Closed Sandwiches • Soups • Salads • Potatoes • Delivery 113 Iowa Avenue, Muscatine IA 52761 Phone: (563) 288-9999, Fax: (563) 288-9995

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on Tuesdays and Saturdays from May 1st through October 30th. The market also offers entertainment, with live music and kids activities. The market also hosts an annual Christmas market, “A Handcrafted Christmas”, held in December. See the market’s Facebook page for location, more pictures and an idea of the variety of products available – information changes week

Melon City Criterium SUNDAY OF MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND A 30-year tradition, these Memorial Day weekend bicycle races attract racers from across the Midwest and beyond and are held in our picturesque Weed Park featuring a hilly 1 mile circuit with a 90 degree turn and crowd-pleasing speed hump. Weed Park • Park Drive (near Colorado Street), Muscatine, IA 52761 •

SUMMER Second Saturday JUNE-OCTOBER Second Saturday is an arts, maker and music street fest held in downtown Muscatine on the second Saturday of every month from June to October. For more info go to the Muscatine Second Saturday facebook page.


ANNUAL EVENTS Jackson Concert Series THROUGHOUT THE YEAR The Jackson Concert Series provides a variety of free musical entertainment to the community. The series is varied and has something for everyone — from the opera buff to the jazz aficionado to the child in all of us. Over the years, 175 top level artists have performed in our community. Wesley United Methodist Church 400 Iowa Ave., Muscatine, IA 52761 • 563-263-1596

SPRING River City Outdoor and Home Show MARCH This two-day event is “everything outdoors and indoors too!” drawing thousands of outdoor enthusiasts that come to browse offerings from a large list of vendors. Muscatine Mall • 1903 Park Ave., Muscatine, IA 52761 563-506-0304 •

Girls Getaway FIRST SATURDAY IN APRIL A fun event that includes a brunch & style show, seminars, shopping & in-store specials. Downtown Muscatine • 563-263-8895

Muscatine Area Farmers Market MAY – OCTOBER The Muscatine Area Farmers Market has been named the #1 Farmers Market in Iowa for three years (20152017) in a poll sponsored by American Farmland Trust’s Farmers Market Celebration!

The Second Sunday Summer Concert Series JUNE – SEPTEMBER Enjoy this outdoor summer concert series featuring a variety of artists on the patio at Pearl Plaza with the scenic Mississippi River, Riverside Park and Norbert F. Beckey Bridge in the background. Concerts are held in the evenings on the second Sundays of June through September. Bring a lawn chair. Pearl Plaza • 217 West Second St., Muscatine, IA 52761 •

Fourth of July Parade, Muscatine Symphony Concert & Fireworks Display JULY 4 Organized by the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GMCCI), our Independence Day celebration starts with a fun-filled down-home parade at 5 p.m., followed by a free concert on the riverfront by our own Muscatine Symphony Orchestra, finishing with one of the best fireworks displays in the region. Come early to enjoy our historic downtown and scenic riverfront and to locate your best vantage point for the evening’s festivities. Downtown Muscatine and riverfront Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry • 563-263-8895 • Muscatine Symphony Orchestra • 563-288-6195, Ext. 1608 •

FALL Buckskinner Rendezvous THIRD WEEKEND IN SEPTEMBER Take a step back in time and get in the pioneering spirit during this weekend event situated in the scenic Wildcat Den State Park just outside of Muscatine. Learn more about the fur-trading era. The Buckskinners Rendezvous is in the upper picnic area. Wildcat Den State Park 1884 Wildcat Den Road, Muscatine, IA 52761 563-260-2365

Greenwood Cemetery Walk LAST SUNDAY IN SEPTEMBER The Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department holds the ever- popular annual Greenwood Cemetery “Walk (or Ride) Through History”. Participants hear colorful, historical stories about some of Greenwood Cemetery’s most interesting residents.

Fall Festival SATURDAY IN OCTOBER The Fall Festival event features several activities including coloring, cookie decorating and more. Participating businesses in the Muscatine Mall also have a trick-or-treat activity, so children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. There is no cost to participate in any of the activities. Muscatine Mall • 1903 Park Ave., Muscatine, IA 52761 563-263-0241 •

Muscatine Symphony Orchestra OCTOBER – APRIL The Muscatine Symphony Orchestra Association enriches the cultural life of the greater Muscatine community by presenting and maintaining symphonic music of the highest quality and by providing comprehensive music education opportunities to the Muscatine area. The orchestra is comprised of volunteer musicians from the community, with additional players from the surrounding communities who are engaged to supplement sections when needed. Central Middle School Auditorium 901 Cedar St., Muscatine, IA 52761 • 563-263-0241

Muscatine Independent Film Festival NOVEMBER Come enjoy an artistically engaging weekend of inspirational filmmaking at the Muscatine Independent Film Festival this November! This annual event showcases short films from around the world with many of the filmmakers in attendance. In addition to enjoying the films, audience members can also engage with the filmmakers and fellow film enthusiasts during the “red carpet” parties and awards ceremonies. “MIFF” is a great way to immerse yourself in an evening of arts and culture while truly embracing our vibrant downtown nightlife. 563-260-1235

Greenwood Cemetery Lucas Street, Muscatine, IA 52761 • 563-263-0241

This outdoor market boasts locally-grown fresh seasonal produce as well as a variety of handcrafted items from an average of more than 30 vendors

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Annual Events

Annual Events Eagle Watch View the bald eagles that frequent the upper Mississippi River in the winter due to the excellent fishing opportunities created by the churning waters of Lock and Dam No. 16. There is sure to be plenty of photo ops!

DECEMBER Every year Santa and his elves take a break from building toys and decorating to visit Muscatine. Come take a turn putting together some crafts, and talking to Saint Nick himself. This workshop provides many different stations for people to find their creative side.

Muscatine Municipal Golf Course 1820 IA-38, Muscatine, IA 52761 • 563-263-0241

WINTER Holiday Open House NOVEMBER The merchants of historic downtown Muscatine kick off the holiday shopping season with a preview to this season’s holiday gifts and décor. Local vendors also participate for more unique shopping options. Downtown Muscatine

Holiday Stroll FIRST FRIDAY IN DECEMBER An over 30-year annual tradition, the Holiday Stroll in downtown Muscatine is a festival during which the Muscatine community - and visitors - get together to celebrate the holidays.


Pearl City Station on the Riverfront. Harbor Dr, Muscatine, IA 52761

Winter Festival JANUARY This new event embraces the cold weather, with a snow pile treasure hunt, snow sculpture contest and a progressive fire-pit dinner where attendees can walk from fire pit to fire pit sampling free, bite-sized portions of food. Family-friendly games and activities are also offered throughout the event. Muscatine Municipal Golf Course, 1820 IA 38, Muscatine, IA 52761 • 563-263-0241 •

Eagles & Ivories Ragtime Weekend END OF JANUARY A wonderful winter treat, this music-filled weekend is sure to delight. For 21 years, this event has brought in world-renowned pianists and musicians to entertain ragtime, jazz and classical music fans of all ages. Throughout the course of the weekend, eagle watching and related activities and presentations are held on the Muscatine riverfront and at Lock and Dam No. 16. Wesley United Methodist Church 400 Iowa Ave., Muscatine, IA 52761

Wildcat Den State Park, located 10 miles east of Muscatine, is a popular destination for cross country skiing and snowshoeing with a 4.5 mile trail loop open year-round. Wildcat Den is located about 10 miles east of Muscatine. Other popular winter trails include Discovery Park and Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area. and

SURROUNDING AREAS Chili Chilly Extreme 5K MARCH This 5K event has been called “Iowa’s toughest 5K” and includes two routes: dry and wet. Held at the Muscatine County Fairgrounds, the Chili Chilly Extreme 5K entry fee includes a T-shirt and a warm post-run bowl of chili. There is beer, cash bar and sale of food available for non-runners. Muscatine County Fairgrounds 101 N Clay St, West Liberty, IA 52776 • 319-627-2414

Summer Music Series JULY – AUGUST Come down to Ron-Dee-Voo Park for this free music series on Thursday nights. Ron-Dee-Voo Park offers a stage and seating — but you’re encouraged to bring your own lawn chair — as well as plenty of room for dancing and playing. Ron-Dee-Voo Park • West Liberty, IA 52776

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FIRST FRIDAY IN DECEMBER FREE! How many candy canes can you find? Meet us at Pearl City Station.

Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing


The night kicks off with the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree. The crowd enjoys all the live entertainment and fellowship downtown for the evening, bringing the holiday spirit to life. The event takes place annually downtown on the first Friday evening in December. Second Street is closed for traffic, allowing the crowds to walk freely from merchant to merchant, as well as to and from all the live music and other performances.

Candy Cane Hunt

Muscatine County averages about 25 inches of snow per winter, and we like to make the most of it. You can too with these activities.


Dozens of downtown stores and various Muscatine organizations participate in the stroll, decorating their storefronts, offering refreshments such as hot chocolate or becoming performance venues for singers, dancers, musicians and others spreading holiday cheer.

Muscatine Mall • 1903 Park Ave., Muscatine, IA 52761 563-263-0241 •



Elves Workshop

SATURDAY IN NOVEMBER The Turkey Trot Fun Run/Walk is held annually by the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department and the Muscatine Running Club at the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course. The format of the race is to predict your time. However, you are not allowed any sort of timing device. The winners who most closely predicted their time will be awarded a frozen turkey.




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Annual Events

Annual Events Picnic in the Park

Wilton Founder’s Day

JULY The Sunday before the Muscatine County Fair is the Picnic in the Park, a community picnic at Kimberly Park in West Liberty with live entertainment, food and free swimming. Don’t miss the parade beforehand!

MID-AUGUST This annual hometown celebration brings the community together, but welcomes visitors to join in on the festivities. Some of the great things that go on throughout the weekend include carnival rides, a parade, tractor show, 5K run, car and bike show, music performances and a bags tournament.

Kimberly Park West Eighth Street, West Liberty, IA 52776 319-627-2084 •

Muscatine County Fair THIRD WEEK OF JULY Join us at the Muscatine County fairgrounds, located in West Liberty, for good old-fashioned family fun and entertainment. It’s a Muscatine County summer tradition! Take a walk through the 4-H livestock and project barns, watch some of the live judging and reexperience the fun you remember from childhood: demolition derby, midway carnival rides and games, car races and bull riding, not to mention the traditional fair food. If you haven’t seen this newer event, you have to see it to believe it: trailer races! Muscatine County Fairgrounds 101 N Clay St, West Liberty, IA 52776 • 319-627-2414

Downtown Wilton, IA 52778 •

Latino Festival SEPTEMBER You’ll experience cultural food, dance, music and vendors in downtown West Liberty at this event organized by St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Downtown West Liberty, IA 52776 • 319-627-2229

West Liberty Children’s Festival SEPTEMBER One exciting Saturday in September, downtown West Liberty is transformed by this annual puppetry mini-festival, including strolling performers, food, beverages, performances by local dance troupes, and a host of children’s games and activities. Puppet shows take place in the beautifully renovated downtown Ron-De-Voo Park.

West Liberty Holiday Open House NOVEMBER Enjoy an afternoon of Holiday shopping, fun and events! 319-627-4876

Window Walk and Parade DECEMBER It’s Wilton’s annual Christmas event that includes a parade, lighting of the community Christmas tree and, of course, a competition for decorated windows based on the year’s theme.

Located in historic downtown Muscatine at 117 West 2nd Street Open Tuesday - Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm 563.263.1052 •

Also included in the event in the past has been the Christmas Tree Extravaganza decorating, crafts, cookie decorating, horse-drawn carriage rides, business open houses, home tours and food. The merchants of historic downtown Muscatine kick off the holiday shopping season with a preview to this season’s holiday gifts and décor. Local vendors also participate for more unique shopping options.


SUNDAY BRUNCH Enjoy a bountiful array of seasonal fruits, fresh pastries, delicious desserts, a carving station, traditional brunch favorites and a variety of other chef creations. Plus, visit our Create-Your-Own Eggs Benedict and Omelet Station.

Downtown Wilton, IA 52778 •


Downtown West Liberty, IA 52776 •

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Main Bank

300 E. 2nd St. 563-263-4221

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Kentucky Fried Chicken

2016 Cedar Plaza Drive 563-264-1800

Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant

2515 Park Ave. 563-263-8964

1700 Park Ave. 563-264-1318

203 East Second St. 563-264-8192

Tee’s Ice Cream and Burgers (Seasonal)

Las Lomas

Kum & Go’s Go Fresh Market 416 Cedar Street 563-263-2806

Maid-Rite Diner 3605 University Drive 563-263-3244

Maxwell’s at The Merrill 119 Mississippi Drive West 563-263-2600

McDonald’s 2520 Park Avenue 563-264-3150

Missipi Brewing Co. 107 Iowa Ave. 563-262-5004



Yacky Shack 163 Colorado St. 563-264-8007

Bobby’s Asian Cuisine


205 West 2nd St 319-400-5565

China Garden

A Guy and A Grill

2016 Cedar Plaza Drive 563-288-6943

1033 Hershey Ave. 563-260-0229

Hong Kong Buffet


2406 Park Ave.

New Peking 1700 Park Ave. 563-263-2630

OSAKA Sushi & Steakhouse 1903 Park Avenue 563-263-8286

Panda Express 3014 Highway 61 North 563-263-2099

Tantra Thai Bistro 101 West Mississippi Drive 563-263-2345


306 Cleveland St. 563-262-0215

Arby’s 412 Cleveland St. 563-262-4009

Avenue Subs 113 Iowa Ave. 563-288-9999

Birdsley’s Diner 1506 Isett Avenue 563-263-2410

Blimpie 2418 Stewart Road 563-288-0333

Boonie’s On the Avenue 214 Iowa Ave. 563-263-0626

Brickhouse Diner 710 Grandview Ave. 563-263-1600

Elly’s Tea & Coffee 208 West Second St. 563-263-5043

Farmer’s Diner 2300 Park Ave. 563-263-2224

Buffalo Wild Wings

Grandma Cindy’s Kitchen

2608 Second Ave. 563-263-0285

5900 S Highway 61 563- 263-6138

Burger King


2306 Park Ave. 563-264-1226

705 Grandview Ave. 563-264-6096

Cheri Top Drive-In (Seasonal)

Hy-Vee Market Grille

1701 Grandview Ave. 563-263-1344

2400 Second Ave. 563-264-2420

Culver’s of Muscatine

Hy-Vee Mainstreet

3604 University Ave. 563-263-5601

510 East Sixth St. 563-263-6461

Dairy Queen

Jimmy John’s

2101 Cedar Plaza Drive 563-262-9894

1903 Park Ave. 563-264-2001

Missterssippis Bar & Grill 2108 Grandview Ave 563-263-5080

Muscatine Family Restaurant 1903 Park Ave. 563-263-6522

Riverside Restaurant 303 East Second St. 563-263-3616

Subway 4701 South Hwy 61 563-264-2100

838 Park Ave. 563-262-9122

The Lighthouse (Seasonal) 2142 Water St. 563-264-8682

Wendy’s 2519 Park Ave. 563-264-2933

MEXICAN Arely’s Restaurant & Ice Cream

1519 Park Ave. 563-264-0904

La Morelia 810 Park Avenue, Suite 13 563-554-1491

Mami’s Authentic 1903 Park Ave., Suite 6500 563-263-5683

Pancho’s Catering & Carry-Out 506 Mulberry Ave. 563-607-1600

Restaurant Izalco

506 Mulberry Ave 563-506-6757

825 Oregon St. 563-263-0458

Chicharo’s Mexican Grille

Taco Bell

201 West 2nd St 563-299-0659

Diamond Dave’s Taco Co. 1903 Park Ave. 563-264-2151

El Allende

PIZZA & PASTA Casey’s General Store

El Olmito Mexican Restaurant and Grocery

3509 Steamboat Way 563-263-9200

Hear awesome LIVE MUSIC in our beer garden

Let the BREW CREW serve you!

203 East Second St. 563-263-0123

Godfather’s Pizza (Carry-out only) 2201 Houser St. 563-263-7214

Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream 203 Lake Park Blvd. 563-263-5233 927 Grandview Ave. 563-263-1320

101 West Mississippi Dr. Suite 100 563-299-1865

506 Grandview Ave. 563-264-8911

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GeoJohnz Pizza

Mamma Mia Italian Restaurante

1107 Grandview Ave. 563-262-3969

Stop in The “Missipi” Brewing Co. Family-owned and operated for 35 YEARS!

2110 Park Ave. 563-264-3030

501 E 6th St 563-554-6600

Taco John’s

502 Mulberry Ave. 563-264-2094


Little Caesars Pizza

300 Cleveland St. 563-262-3036

1111 Oregon St. 563-263-2720

3010 University Drive 563-263-7884

Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza 2604 2nd Ave Unit 3 563-288-6877

Pizza Hut 2512 Park Ave. 563-264-3929

Enjoy GREAT FOOD on our outdoor patio overlooking the “Missipi” river

107 Iowa Avenue, Muscatine • 563-262-5004 Open Monday—Saturday • 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.



Dining Pizza Ranch 106 Ford Ave. 563-263-3535

Port City Underground 208 West Second St. 563-263-4743

FRENCH-ITALIAN DaBeet’s Bistro and Wine Bar 128 E. 2nd Street 563-260-9396

Retro Pizza LLC 801 Oregon St. Unit 9 563-554-7578

Sal Vitale’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria 1010 Park Avenue 563-264-8259

Salvatore’s by Papa Reno 303 East Second St. 563-263-9396

Wine Nutz 208 W 2nd St 563-263-0202

El Patio Restaurant

1903 Park Ave # 26, 563-264-0445

214 North Columbus St. 319-627-7334

Ninel’s Mexican Bakery

El Sarape El Sarape

801 Oregon St #7 563- 263-0393

1100 N Columbus St 319-627-3484

Shang Hai Chinese Restaurant

JB’s Grub & Pub

123 East Third St. 319-627-4160



The Coffee Belt

Mad Marv’s Place

210 E. 2nd Street 563-264-6963

102 Center St. 563-263-3355



3020 US-61 #100 319-212-8628

Burt’s Tavern 413 Ijem Ave. 319-723-4510

2400 2nd Ave (Inside Hy-Vee) 563- 264-2420

WEST LIBERTY Acapulco Mexican Bakery


Flamingos Raspados (Seasonal)

Puebla Mexican Restaurant

Nana’s Pleasures

311 North Calhoun St. 319-627-6745

1110 North Columbus St. 319-627-4782

Jeff’s Market 200 East Third St. 319-627-2166


106 E. Third Street 319-627-6946

Subway 1206 North Columbus St. 319-627-2772

West Liberty Foods Market

100 E. 3rd Street 319-627-5005

105 East Third St. 319-627-7285

Papa John’s Pizza

West Liberty Golf and Country Club

1006 North Columbus St. 319-627-7272

Paul Revere’s Pizza 122 E 3rd Street 319-627-6500

801 Oregon St 563-316-4861

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1248 Country Heights Lane 319-627-2085

Wink’s Bar & Grill 115 W. Third St 319-627-9107

WILTON Godfathers Pizza 1300 Nicolous Drive 563-732-3714

Happy China 1211 West Fifth St. 563-732-2300

Jeff’s Market 101 East Fourth St. 563-732-3131

Subway 708 West Fifth St. 563-732-5800

Locally owned and operated since 2005, we are proud to serve fresh, one of a kind, gourmet pizzas, pastas, soups, salads and sandwiches along with a vivacious wine and beer list. Large group seating is available.

The Junction Grille & Bar 110 East Fourth St. 563-732-3266

The Sicilian Pizzeria 912 West Fifth St.

Wilton Cafe 116 West Fourth St. 563-732-4115

Awesome Restaurant!! Follow us @PortCityPizzas on

HOURS Lunch: Tues - Fri .... 11-1 pm Dinner: Tues - Sat ... 5-9 pm

563-263-4743 LOCATION Historic Downtown Muscatine 208 West 2nd Street

Catering Carry-out Delivery Dine In

163 Colorado Street • 563-264-8007 • Burgers, Pizza, Steaks & More 110 East 4th Street * Wilton, IA 52778 (563) 732-3266 Visit us on facebook at

Great Food - Great Fun

Locally Owned Family Friendly Restaurant FEATURES: • Children’s Menu • 26 Big Screen TVs (Sunday NFL Package) • Free WiFi • ATM • Room for Large Parties

• Upstairs Banquet Room Accommodates Over 100 People - Call for Reservations

• 27 beer selections on tap • Outdoor dining • Blue Zones Restaurant

Winner of record 16 Best of Muscatine Awards in 2017!

214 IOWA AVENUE • MUSCATINE, IOWA 52761 • (563) 263-0626 26

Come enjoy America’s oldest food franchise and one of Muscatine’s greatest traditions, our signature steamed loose meat sandwich, made the same way since 1926, served up with a frosty mug of draft root beer or a hand dipped malt. Of course we also have the famous Midwest fried pork loin and wide array of appetizers, including cheese balls, Maid-Rite nachos, fried mushrooms and much more! Our signature salads and homemade chili will ensure everyone in your group is satisfied!

3414 North Port Drive * Muscatine, IA 52761 * 563-263-3244





AmericInn Lodge & Suites

Super 8 Motel

Clark’s Ferry Recreation Area

Featuring 59 guest rooms including family suites, an indoor pool and whirlpool, exercise room and game room, free enhanced continental breakfast, cable TV & HBO, free local calls and is close to restaurants and large commercial area.

Featuring 63 guest rooms, free continental breakfast, cable TV & HBO, some rooms with refrigerator & microwave, free local calls and is close to restaurants and large commercial area.

Clark’s Ferry is an 11-acre, Class A campground located along the banks of the Mississippi River just east of Muscatine. It is easily accessible from Highway 22. This facility offers 45 camp sites operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. For further park information, contact 563-263-7913 during business hours. Reservations can be made by calling 877-444-6777.

3115 Hwy 61 • 563-263-0880, 800-643-3444

Best Western Pearl City Inn Featuring 51 available guest rooms, an indoor pool, a free hot continental breakfast, cable TV, HBO, some rooms with refrigerator and microwave, free local calls, and is close to restaurants and large commercial area. 305 Cleveland St • 563-316-7700

2900 N Hwy 61 • 563-263-9100, 800-800-8000

Travelodge Featuring 74 regular guest rooms, plus 17 Fantasy Suites with whirlpools, an indoor pool, restaurant & bar, available room service, cable TV & HBO, some rooms with refrigerator & microwave, free local calls, and is close to restaurants and large commercial area. 2402 Park Avenue • 563-264-3337

Comfort Inn Featuring 49 guest including whirlpool suites, an indoor pool, exercise room, free extended breakfast bar, cable TV & HBO, some rooms with refrigerator & microwave, pet-friendly, free local calls and is close to restaurants and large commercial area. 115 Cleveland • 563-263-1500

Hampton Inn Featuring 76 guest rooms, indoor pool, exercise room, free breakfast, cable TV & HBO, free local calls, and is close to restaurants and large commercial area. 3303 North Port Drive • 563-264-3003

Hotel Muscatine Featuring 90 available guest rooms, an indoor pool , exercise room, LED TVs, cable TV, some rooms with refrigerator & microwave, pet-friendly, free local calls and is close to large commercial area. 2915 N Hwy 61 • 563-264-5550

The Merrill Hotel & Conference Center Featuring 122 luxury guest rooms & suites with river views, 13,000 sq. meeting space, indoor pool, fitness center, restaurant & lounge, room service, valet, concierge, free Wi-Fi, refrigerator, downtown close to restaurants. 119 Mississippi Drive West • 563-263-2600

Muskie Motel Featuring 35 rooms, color TV and air-conditioning, and is close to restaurants and large commercial area. Weekly and Corporate Rates are offered. 1620 Park Avenue • 563-263-2601



Motel Wilton Featuring 12 rooms, cable TV, refrigerators, microwaves (most rooms) and high-speed Wi-Fi, and is close to restaurants and large commercial area. Weekly and Corporate Rates are offered. 508 West Fifth St., Wilton, IA 52778 563-732-2349, Ext. O, 563-299-9706 BED AND BREAKFASTS

St. Mary Bed & Breakfast

Fairport Recreation Area Fairport Recreation Area is situated between the Mississippi River and Highway 22. This facility covers 17 acres with 42 sites. Fairport Recreational Area is 6 miles from Wildcat Den State Park. To make reservations, call 877-IAPARKS.

Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area This Muscatine County Park is located 8 miles northwest of Muscatine, along the Cedar River, and is accessible from North Mulberry Avenue. Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area offers three campgrounds with a combined total of 33 sites and a tent area. Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area, which is managed by the Muscatine County Conservation Board, covers 675 acres. For more information call 563-264-5922 during business hours.

970 Lucas St. Muscatine, Iowa 52761 Phone: 319-930-9189

Wildcat Den State Park offers 27 campsites situated within a picturesque pine forest. Located one mile from Iowa Highway 22 between Muscatine and Davenport, Iowa. To make reservations call 877-IAPARKS.

3402 Tipton Road, Muscatine, IA 52761 563-262-8688 Muscatine, Iowa

Pleasant Accomodation in Charming Country Elegance Innkeepers: Karl and Linda Eis Reichert 563-262-8688

Shady Creek is a 7-acre campground with 53 sites. The facility is accessible from Highway 22, which is part of the Great River Road. Shady Creek is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. For further park information, contact 563-263-7913 during business hours. Reservations can be made by calling 877-444-6777.

Featuring five guest rooms and down-home hospitality, Strawberry Farm B&B is easily accessible from Highway 61, and minutes away from restaurants and large commercial area. Breakfast is served daily and includes fresh fruit, homemade baked goods and a warm entrée.

3402 Tipton Road Muscatine, Iowa 52761 (563) 262-8688 3402 Tipton Road

Shady Creek Recreation Area

St. Mary Bed and Breakfast is for the business and leisure traveler. Centrally located and walking distance to downtown shops, restaurants and Riverside Park.

Strawberry Farm Bed & Breakfast


Wildcat Den State Park

115 Cleveland Street Muscatine, IA 52761 563.263.1500 Reservations: 800.4.CHOICE


Best Western Pearl City Inn 305 Cleveland St. Muscatine, IA 52761 Ph (563) 316-7700 Fax (563) 794-4224

A luxurious, modern hotel with exquisite river views...truly the Pearl of the Mississippi! 119 Mississippi Drive West Muscatine, Iowa 52761




Monsanto Plant and Prairie

GROUP TOURS Looking for a unique, fun-filled destination for your group? We’ll help you plan an outing for your group that will always be remembered. Groups of all sizes are welcome to Visit Muscatine. While we do have commonly requested itineraries, we will work with you to develop the one that best suits your group’s interests. There’s no limit to the wonderful experiences members of your group will have when you book a tour of Muscatine. We will make necessary arrangements for your tour, including dining and lodging recommendations that will fit your needs.

HOLD YOUR OWN EVENT IN MUSCATINE Are you interested in hosting your next event in Muscatine? We can accommodate you! We have great locations to host family reunions, weddings, vendor shows, exhibits and more. The great outdoors is perfect for some events and we have lists of many parks, shelters and river-view buildings to share with you. Listings may not be all-inclusive. If you would like to be included in this publication, please contact Jodi Hansen at or call 563.263.8995.

MUSCATINE CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU Contact: Jodi Hansen Muscatine Convention and Visitors Bureau Director 563-263-8895

Producing more, conserving mor improving lives.

One-acre Pollinator Garden — That’s sustainable Agriculture. Open to the Public And that’s what Monsanto is all about. conserving more,

Monsanto Plant and Prairie

Full Service Graphic Design, Digital and Four Color Print Shop Offering:more, Producing

We Make Home Financing Easy!

• Brochures & Booklets improving lives. • Business Cards, Letterhead, Envelopes & Forms That’s&sustainable Agriculture. • Custom Invitations, Announcements Programs And that’s what Monsanto is all about. (563) 262-3152 • Large Format Color Graphics Downtown Muscatine • Custom Tabs & Proposal Graphics 301 Iowa Avenue • Engineering Prints & Copying NMLS #1007051 • Postcards & EDDM Mailing 2500 Wiggens Road / Muscatine, • Mail Merge & Variable Data • Vinyl Graphics & Banners • Wall, Window & Vehicle Graphics (563) 262-3139 • Canvas Wraps Downtown Muscatine • Promotional Products 301 Iowa Avenue • Black/White & Color Copying NMLS #1411707 • Mounting & Laminating • Bindery

Dawn Sturms Dodds

Iowa 52761 / 563-263-0093

Dana Miller

Muscatine Agriculture Learning Center Muscatine Agricult • Hands-on student livestock

216 Sycamore Street, Muscatine IA 52761 (T) 563.264.6501 • (F) 563.264.6521

and crop teaching facility

• Vet Tech Program

Hours: Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM FREE Pick Up and Delivery in Muscatine Area

Due to space limitations, not all information about all attractions, restaurants or all events taking place in the Muscatine area can be included. Please go to for more information.

2500 Wiggens Road

Aim High. Bank Strong. Member FDIC

Call today to book your competitions, shows, classes and activities.



AmericInn Muscatine Hotel & Suites 3115 Hwy 61 North, Muscatine, IA 52761 Check In: 3:00 PM | Check Out: 11:00 AM Toll Free Reservations:(800) 634.3444 Hotel Front Desk: (563) 263.0880

FEATURES AND AMENITIES ✶ AAA Approved ✶ Conference Center ✶ Fitness Center Nearby ✶ Free, Hotel-Wide, High-Speed Internet ✶ Indoor Heated Pool & Hot Tub ✶ Meeting Room ✶ Pet Friendly Rooms Available ✶ Whirlpool & Fireplace Suites

✶ Business Center ✶ Elevator ✶ Free, Hot, Home-Style Breakfast ✶ Guest Laundry Facilities ✶ Kids Stay Free (17 and under) ✶ Motorcoach Parking ✶ Quieter Rooms Built with SoundGuard

The public is invited to visit our Butterfly Garden 2500 Wiggens Road • Muscatine, Iowa 52761 • 563-263-0093

Muscatine Agriculture Learning Center • Hands-on student livestock and crop teaching facility • Vet Tech Program Call today to book your competitions, shows, classes and activities.


PET POLICY Pets are allowed with a non-refundable fee of 25.00 USD per stay up to one week.



Gary Kaalberg, Associate

Jerry Jones, Associate

Muscatine, IA 563-260-6400

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Jeff Manjoine, Associate

Muscatine, IA 563-299-1257


Steve Armstrong, Owner

Richard Hartsock, Associate

563-299-8596 •

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Dave Armstrong, Owner

563-299-1928 •

Cherie Baker, Assistant

Muscatine, IA 563-299-3640

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Muscatine, IA 563-260-5249

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Bill Ramsey, Associate

Geri Stuart, Assocciate

Michelle Roos, Associate

Muscatine, IA 563-260-5310

Mark Loos, Associate

Muscatine, IA 563-506-4304

Malena Mendez, Associate

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Andrew Hartsock, Associate

Muscatine, IA 563-260-2320

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Muscatine, IA 563-528-3693

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