Muscatine CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE FOR MUSCATINE & SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES
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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.
Enjoy your shopping & dinning in downtown Muscatine. Pearl Plaza: 208 West 2nd Street, Muscatine, Iowa • PearlPlaza.com The HallTree Boutique is located in the historic Pearl Plaza in downtown Muscatine. Stop in today to shop our wide selection of ladies clothing, accessories, gifts, and much more!
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Visit: halltreeboutique.com Open: Mon.-Fri. 10 am to 5:30 pm, Sat. 9 am to 4 pm 563-288-0770
The Wild Thing A Vintage Vendor Co-Op
222 W. 2nd Street Office 563-263-0433 Cell 563-299-1412 Fax (563) 263-0992 www.MuscatineIowaRealty.com • firstname.lastname@example.org
Over 20 different vendors & 3 levels of fun! Open Tuesday - Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm & Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
122 W. 2nd Street @followthewildthing or give us a call at 563-260-3900
Feather Your Nest Interiors
Fresh Vintage A charming downtown shop thoughtfully and joyfully curated. Home decor, candles, jewelry, perfumes, lotions, kitchen accessories, and cards.
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 email@example.com featheryournestinteriorsinc.com
215 W. 2nd Street M-F 10-5 • Sat 10-2 • Sun Closed After 5 by appointment
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Visit: ellysteacoffee.com Open: Mon.-Fri. 7 am to 4 pm, Sat. 8 am to 3 pm 563-261-7458
Located in the Pearl View. 101 Mississippi Drive. A downtown tradition. Sip your favorite beverage while overlooking The Mississppi River and our beautiful riverfront. Specialty coffees ∙ imported teas ∙ fresh deli breakfast & lunch ∙ homemade desserts
Whether you’re visiting for business, family, sports, history, shopping or to enjoy our beautiful parks and river views, Muscatine is your natural choice. Muscatine has a microbrewery, a regional soccer complex, wonderful restaurants for every taste, golf courses, an aquatic center, beautiful parks, wineries, an expansive trail system, shopping, museums, fishing hot spots and much more for you discover! 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. Visit soon!
Transportation Muscatine Municipal Airport 5701 Hwy 61, Muscatine, IA 52761 563-263-8672 www.muscatineiowa.gov
Quad City International Airport 2200 69th Ave., Moline, IL 61265 309-764-9621 www.qcairport.com
Royal Taxi Cab Service 563-262-8294
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101 W. Mississippi Drive
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Pearl View: 101 Mississippi Drive, Muscatine, Iowa Elly’s Tea & Coffee House
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 parks 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. We’re happy to have you visit us and invite you to experience our warm Midwestern hospitality.
Cover Photo Credit: Steve Crile www.visitmuscatine.com
A walking tour book, “A Stroll Through Old Muscatine”, is available to help guide you on a mesmerizing tour of Muscatine’s finest architecture in the Historic West Hill District. Books available at the CVB office at 100 W. 2nd St as well as several locations throughout Muscatine. For more information call 563-263-8895.
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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:
NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES IN THE CITY OF MUSCATINE: Alexander Clark House
Muscatine County Courthouse
W. Joseph Fuller House
203 W. Third St.
401 E. Third St.
1001 Mulberry Ave.
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
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.
Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad-Wilton Depot Wilton
West Liberty Commercial Historic District West Liberty
Pine Mill Bridge Wildcat Den State Park
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Pine Mill German Methodist Episcopal Church 180th Street and Verde Avenue
Wilton Candy Kitchen Wilton
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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
61 Isett Ave.
Wildcat Den State Park
George H. & Loretta Ward House West Liberty
Pine Creek Grist Mill
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Bridge Near West Liberty West Liberty
Lock & Dam 16 is located across the Mississippi River from Muscatine, IA at 33109 102 Ave. West, Illinois City, IL 61259.
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.
NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES IN MUSCATINE COUNTY: Samuel Nicholas House Nichols
Lock and Dam No. 16 Historic District
CIVIL WAR MONUMENTS AND MARKERS
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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 • 563-263-8282 muscatineartcenter.org
Muscatine Maid-Rite 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. 3414 North Port Drive, Muscatine 563-263-3244 • maid-rite.com
Muscatine Municipal Boat Harbor and Marina
MUSCATINE ART CENTER Photo credit: Randy Richmond
Bayer Butterfly Garden Open to the public, the Bayer 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. 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
Contrary Brewing Company Contrary Brewing Company is a microbrewery 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. Stop in and enjoy a tasting flight or bring home a growler to enjoy any time. 411 W. Mississippi Drive, Muscatine (563) 261-7446 • contrarybrewing.com
Discovery Park and Environmental Learning Center Walk or bike the 2 miles of paved trails or the 1.5 miles of mowed trails, fish from the stocked ponds, stop by the outdoor raptor enclosure or visit the Environmental Learning Center all in the 100-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.
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.
The classroom in the Environmental Learning Center is available for rental by organized groups or businesses for workshops and meetings.
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.
3300 Cedar St. P.O Box 109, Muscatine 563-264-5922 • muscatinecountyconservation.com
Fairport Fish Hatchery Located 8 miles east of Muscatine on Highway 22 and The Great River Road. With 18 ponds, this facility hatches and grows largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, Northern pike and bluegill to stock in Iowa lakes. Walleye are raised for stocking Iowa’s interior rivers. 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. Self-guided tours available and for education tours call 563-263-5062.
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 15-acres located adjacent to Discovery Park. In addition to the beautiful trees and plantings, you can also enjoy a Veterans Memorial Area, a medieval style brick labyrinth, a gazebo (perfect for picnics) and many benches to sit and enjoy your surroundings!
3390 Hwy 22, Muscatine • 563-263-5062 iowadnr.gov
Access from Discovery Park (3300 Cedar St.) or Harmony Lane, Muscatine • 563-260-5807
Great River Road
Muscatine Art Center
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
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
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. 110 Harbor Drive, Muscatine • 563-263-0241 muscatineiowa.gov
National Pearl Button Museum @ The History and Industry Center
as the “gold rush of the Midwest”, it wasn’t gold, it wasn’t silver, it was mother of pearl shells, taken from rivers of 19 states to make 1.5 billion pearl buttons annually, 1/3 of the world’s pearl buttons.. a story started in the 1890’s. Learn about how Muscatine is still a thriving manufacturing center on the second level of the museum through displays on 1940s and 1950s entrepreneurial giants who led to the manufacturing of products like office furniture, retread tires and corn product processing. Be sure to visit the gift shop to find locally-made Muscatine and pearl button memorabilia…you will receive clam good luck! 117 W. Second Street, Muscatine • 563-263-1052 muscatinehistory.org
Norbert F. Beckey Bridge 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
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. 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. 563-264-5922 www.facebook.com/FriendsoftheOldBarn
Experience the Muscatine that was the “Pearl Button Capital of the World,” a story proudly being told
MUSCATINE ARBORETUM’S LABYRINTH
Oscar Grossheim Photo Collection 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 5,000 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. 408 E 2nd Street., Muscatine • 563-263-3065 musserpubliclibrary.org
Pine Creek Grist Mill and Melpine Schoolhouse 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. Today, the Mill is on the National Registry of Historic Places. 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. Don’t miss The Pioneer Log Cabin and The Historic Stone Church located in the state park. 1884 Wildcat Den Road, Muscatine • 563-263-4818 pinecreekgristmill.com
Rose Bowl This bowling facility includes, 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 • 563-263-0770
MELPINE SCHOOL HOUSE
Attractions Riverside Park
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 & Pedestrian Trail System and enjoy all the typical amenities of a park at Riverside Park, located downtown along the Mississippi River. 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.
Visit the house where Chinese President, Xi Jinping stayed when he first visited Muscatine in 1985. Xi Jinping visited Muscatine when he was part of a delegation learning about modern agricultural techniques. See photos and other memorabilia inside of the house commemorating the Muscatine-China relationship.
100 Railroad St., Wilton, IA 52778
Harbor Drive, Muscatine • 563-263-0241 muscatineiowa.gov
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 • 563-264-5922 muscatinecountyconservation.com
Shooting Stars Gun Range Get your practice in at Shooting Stars Gun Range, Muscatine’s only indoor shooting range— 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. 810 Division St., Muscatine • 563-263-0704 shootingstarsgunrange.com
Sino-U.S. Friendship Center A people-to-people exchange-themed international exhibition center has been formed since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the U.S. 129 W. 2nd • 515-708-1108
2911 Bonnie Dr, Muscatine • 515-708-1108
Sweetland Farmstead 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 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. 3111 US Hwy 61, Muscatine • 563-260-6102
SURROUNDING AREAS All Veterans Memorial This memorial 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 their wines are vinted and bottled in the winery. Ardon Creek hosts “Music in the Vineyard” during the summer and fall months and is also available for meetings and gatherings. 2391 Independence Ave., Letts, IA 52754 563-506-8044 • ardoncreek.com
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
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 319-627-2487 • puppetspuppets.com
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. 810 N. Park Street, West Liberty, IA 52776 319-627-2418 • wlparksandrec.org
Lock and Dam No. 16 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 number of pelicans frequenting this 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.
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 • nature.org
Wilton Candy Kitchen
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.
The Candy Kitchen is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has been serving visitors ice cream and candy for over a 158 years. The Candy Kitchen can trace its history back to a confectionery founded in Wilton in 1860 by Wilton pioneer, R. A. McIntyre. In 1910, Greek immigrant, Gus Nopoulos continued the tradition of a soda fountain in this same location, naming it The Candy Kitchen. The Nopoulos Family continued to operate The Candy Kitchen until 2016, when Lynn and Brenda Ochiltree assumed the responsibility of carrying on the operation of this historic Wilton business.
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. 100 N. Corn St., West Liberty, IA 52776 319-627-2418 • wlparksandrec.org
West Liberty Heritage Depot Museum and Heritage Park
New Strand Theatre 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, as well as live acts like puppet and magic shows. 111 E. Third St., West Liberty, IA 52776 • 319-627-2014 newstrand.com
Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge
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.
Located in the heart of a small town and open 7 days a week, the Wilton Candy Kitchen is a popular stop for locals and tourists alike. If you’re ever driving across Iowa on Interstate 80, be sure to pull off exit 271, drive four miles south to Wilton, and stop by for a good old-fashioned soda fountain drink or ice cream treat. 310 Cedar Street, Wilton, Iowa 52278 563-732-2278 http://wiltoncandykitchen.com/
405 N. Elm St., West Liberty, IA 52776
Sanctuary with floodplain & forests boasting many birds, hiking trails & a canoeing/kayaking route. 10728 County Rd X61, Wapello, IA 52752 319-523-6982
563-263-7913 • mvr.usace.army.mil
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
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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 muscatineiowa.gov
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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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. Feast on international flavors from Mexico, Italy or Vietnam or dine at a fun and casual dining spot. Peruse the goods at shops that offer unique local fare, home décor and apparel. Try baked goods or a cup of joe at
one of Muscatine’s warm and welcoming coffee shops. Step into the National Pearl Button Museum @ The History and Industry Center to learn the fascinating history when Muscatine was the Pearl Button Capital of the World . Don’t miss the displays of the industrial titans who have made Muscatine such an economic powerhouse.
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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 as well as recently named the #1 Best Hotel in Iowa by U.S. News & World Report! 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 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. 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 • 563-263-0241 muscatineiowa.gov
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. 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. The course clubhouse is available for rent by the general public and can accommodate 45 people.
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Deep Lakes 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. Amenities and facilities include parking lots, a swimming beach (open Memorial Day Weekend), restrooms, a boat ramp on Lake Chester and Lake Jewel as well as access for canoes, kayaks and small boats. Camping cabins will be available in fall of 2019. For cabin reservations or boat rentals call the Muscatine County Conservation Office. Access from Pettibone Avenue, Stewart Road, 41st Street South or 57th Street South,
Fuller Park Disc Golf Course Looking for a fun, free activity? This 18-hole disc golf course is 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. 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 • 563-263-0241 muscatineiowa.gov
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.
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Muscatine • 563-264-5922 muscatinecountyconservation.com
Kent-Stein Park is a 66-acre home run of a sports complex. 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. The park hosts events sponsored by national, state and local associations involving participants of all ages. Tournaments, camps, clinics, games and practices are welcome. 1900-2099 Oneida Ave., Muscatine 563-263-0241 • muscatineiowa.gov
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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. Oregon Street (near Grandview Avenue), Muscatine 563-263-0241 • muscatineiowa.gov
Muscatine Soccer Complex This 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-the-
art 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 • 563-263-0241 www.muscatineiowa.gov
Weed Park & Zoo Garden 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. 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. Park Drive (near Colorado Street), Muscatine 563-263-0241 • muscatineiowa.gov
Wildcat Den State Park 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. 1884 Wildcat Den Road, Muscatine, IA 52761 563-263-4337 • iowadnr.gov
SURROUNDING AREA City Park Located near Wilton Community School, City Park is the home of the Wilton Indoor Pool and offers a playground area, shelters and a baseball field. 305 East Wate St., Wilton, IA 52778 wiltoniowa.org
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. There is bleacher seating and restroom facilities are available on site. 605 E Maxson Ave, West Liberty, IA 52776 319-627-2418 • wlparksandrec.org
FISHING Cedar River Deep Lakes Park
Pettibone Ave, Muscatine, IA 52761
3300 Cedar St., Muscatine, IA 52761
231st Street, Conesville, IA 52739
McKeown Bridge River Access 231st Street, Conesville, IA 52739
Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area 2007 Saulsbury Road, Muscatine, IA 52761
Shuger Memorial Park Located on Cedar Street in the town of Moscow
HUNTING Cedar Bluffs Recreation Area 2727 Casey Avenue Letts, IA 52754
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
Shield Prairie 1825 Seven Springs Road, Muscatine, IA 52761
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11 Feather Your Nest
10 Elly’s Tea &
9 Creations by Oz
8 Contrary Brewing Co.
7 Community Bank
6 Comfort Inn
Bar & Grill
5 Chicharo’s Tequila
3 Best Western
Vineyard & Winery
1 Ardon Creek
16 Harper’s Cycling &
Chamber of Commerce & Industry
14 Greater Muscatine
13 Fresh Vintage
12 First National Bank
Realty - Anna Mack
27 Pearl City Iowa
Button Museum and the History & Industry Center
26 National Pearl
25 Musco Lighting
Power & Water
30 Stanley Consultants
29 Sal Vitales Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
28 St Mary Bed & Breakfast
21 Muscatine Art Center
Community Credit Union
17 HNI Corporation
Bed & Breakfast
33 Team Staffing
32 Sycamore Printing
31 Strawberry Farm
Grill & Bar
43 Yacky Shack
42 The Wild Thing
41 The Pearl Bar & Grill
40 The Merrill Hotel &
39 The Little Red Hen
38 The Junction
37 The HallTree Boutique
36 The Flower Gallery
35 The Armstrong Team
34 Tee’s Ice Cream & Burgers
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SUMMER Second Saturday MAY-OCTOBER Second Saturday is a once a month arts and music street fest held on 2nd Street from Cedar to Iowa and on Iowa from Mississippi Drive to 3rd Street the second Saturday of every month from May to October from 4pm-8pm. The event aims to promote the arts and culture in Muscatine and to support Muscatine’s downtown. For more information visit the Muscatine Second Saturday website. muscatinesecondsaturday.com
The Second Sunday Summer Concert Series JUNE – OCTOBER Enjoy this summer concert series featuring a variety of artists. Concerts are held in the evenings on the Second Sundays of June through October.
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. Wesley United Methodist Church 400 Iowa Ave., Muscatine • 563-263-1596 wesleyonline.org
SPRING Girls Getaway EARLY SPRING A fun event that includes a brunch & style show, seminars, shopping & in-store specials in historic Downtown Muscatine. Downtown Muscatine • 563-263-8895 downtownmuscatine.com
Muscatine Area Farmers Market MAY – OCTOBER The Muscatine Area Farmers Market has been named the #1 Farmers Market in Iowa for four years (20152018) in a poll sponsored by American Farmland Trust’s Farmers Market Celebration!
Saturdays: 7:30-11:30 a.m. on the corner of 3rd and Cedar Streets Tuesday: 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the Muscatine Mall parking lot. (Tuesday market starts in June) See the market’s Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/ MuscatineAreaFarmersMarket/
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.
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Wildcat Den State Park 1884 Wildcat Den Road, Muscatine, IA 52761 563-260-2365
Greenwood Cemetery Walk SUNDAY IN LATE 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. Greenwood Cemetery Lucas Street, Muscatine, IA 52761 • 563-263-0241 muscatineiowa.gov
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 • muscatineiowa.gov
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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.
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seasonal produce as well as a variety of handcrafted items from a variety of vendors on Saturdays and Tuesdays 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.
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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 muscatinesymphony.org
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
Turkey Trot Fun Run/Walk 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. Muscatine Municipal Golf Course 1820 IA-38, Muscatine, IA 52761 • 563-263-0241 muscatineiowa.gov
Wednesday, July 17
Impact Pro Wrestling | 7:00 PM
Thursday, July 18
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Figure 8 Racing | 7:30 PM
Friday, July 19
ECIPA Tractor Pull | 7:00 PM
Saturday, July 20
Rodney Atkins | 8:00 PM
Sunday, July 21
Demolition Derby | 11:00 AM
Sunday, July 21
Trailer Races | 3:00 PM
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Downtown Muscatine and riverfront Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry • 563-263-8895 • www.muscatine.com Muscatine Symphony Orchestra muscatinesymphony.org
SUNDAY OF MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND For over 40 years, 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.
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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. For more information visit Downtown Muscatine Facebook Page
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. 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. 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. Downtown Muscatine
EAGLES & IVORIES RAGTIME WEEKEND
Candy Cane Hunt
Summer Music Series
FIRST FRIDAY IN DECEMBER FREE! How many candy canes can you find? Meet us at Pearl City Station.
AUGUST Come down to Ron-Dee-Voo Park for this free music series on Friday nights in August. 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.
Pearl City Station on the Riverfront Harbor Dr, Muscatine, IA 52761
Snowpile Treasure Hunt JANUARY The 2020 Snowpile Treasure Hunt will be held in January at the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course. This is a FREE family event. Check website for date announcements. Muscatine Municipal Golf Course, 1820 IA 38, Muscatine • 563-263-0241 • muscatineiowa.gov
Eagles & Ivories Ragtime Weekend END OF JANUARY A wonderful winter treat, this music-filled weekend is sure to delight. For over 25 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. muscatineartscouncil.org
SURROUNDING AREA Chili Chilly Extreme 5K
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.
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 Mall • 1903 Park Ave., Muscatine 563-263-0241 • muscatineiowa.gov
Muscatine County Fairgrounds 101 N Clay St, West Liberty, IA 52776 • 319-627-2414 muscatinecountyfair.com
Ron-Dee-Voo Park • West Liberty, IA 52776 wlaac.org
Picnic in the Park Weekend JULY The weekend before the Muscatine County Fair is Picnic in the Park, a community picnic at Kimberly Park in West Liberty with live entertainment, Family Outdoor Movie Night and the Muscatine County Fair Parade.
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!
1004 N. Park Street, West Liberty, IA 52776 wlparksandrec.org
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, trailer races, tractor pull, midway carnival rides and games, car races and Impact Pro Wrestling, not to mention the traditional fair food. Muscatine County Fairgrounds 101 N Clay St, West Liberty, IA 52776 • 319-627-2414 muscatinecountyfair.com
Wilton Founder’s Day MID-AUGUST This annual hometown celebration brings the community together and welcomes visitors to join in on the festivities. Some of the great things that go on throughout the weekend include inflatables, bingo, a parade, car show, 5K run, kid’s tractor pull, car show, music performances and other entertainment, volleyball tournament and a bags tournament. Downtown Wilton, IA 52778 • wiltoniowa.org
West Liberty Children’s Festival and Fiesta Latina 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 Ron-De-Voo Park. The Children’s festival is followed immediately by Fiesta Latina from 3 to 10PM. Both great family events that combine to become Fiesta West Liberty. Downtown West Liberty, IA 52776 • westlibertyiowa.gov
West Liberty Holiday Open House
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. 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. Local downtown merchants also hold their open houses to kick off the holiday season. Downtown Wilton, IA 52778 • wiltoniowa.org
WINTER ACTIVITIES 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.
Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing 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. Other popular winter trails include Discovery Park and Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area. iowadnr.com and muscatinecountyconservation.com
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Missipi Brewing Co.
107 Iowa Ave. 563-262-5004 missipibrew.com
2519 Park Ave. 563-264-2933 wendys.com
810 Park Avenue, Suite 13 563-554-1491 lamoreliarestaurant.com
Missterssippis Bar & Grill 2108 Grandview Ave 563-263-5080
Muscatine Family Restaurant 1903 Park Ave. 563-263-5490 muscatinefamilyrestaurant.com
ASIAN Bobby’s Asian Cuisine 205 West 2nd St 319-400-5565
China Garden 2016 Cedar Plaza Drive 563-288-6943 chinagardenmuscatineia.com
Hong Kong Buffet 2406 Park Ave. 563-262-8899 hongkongbuffetmuscatine.com
OSAKA Sushi & Steakhouse 1903 Park Avenue 563-263-8286 osakamuscatine.com
Panda Express 3014 Highway 61 North 563-263-2099 pandaexpress.com
Peking 1700 Park Ave. 563-263-6321
Yacky Shack 163 Colorado St. 563-264-8007 yackyshack.com
AMERICAN A Guy and A Grill 1033 Hershey Ave. 563-260-6229 aguyandagrill.com
Applebee’s 306 Cleveland St. 563-262-0215 applebees.com
Arby’s 412 Cleveland St. 563-262-4009 arbys.com
Avenue Subs 113 Iowa Ave. 563-288-9999 avenuesubsmenu.com
Blimpie 2418 Stewart Road 563-288-0333 blimpie.com
Boonie’s On the Avenue 214 Iowa Ave. 563-263-0626 booniesontheavenue.com
Bridgeside Links 1005 E. 2nd St. (563) 554-5368 bridgesidelinkspub.com
2608 Second Ave. 563-263-0285 buffalowildwings.com
510 East Sixth St. 563-263-6461 hy-vee.com
Burger King 2306 Park Ave. 563-264-1226 bk.com
Cheri Top Drive-In (Seasonal) 1701 Grandview Ave. 563-263-1344
Culver’s of Muscatine 3604 University Ave. 563-263-5601 culvers.com
Dairy Queen 2101 Cedar Plaza Drive 563-262-9894 dairyqueen.com
Farmer’s Diner 2300 Park Ave. 563-263-2224
Hardee’s 705 Grandview Ave. 563-264-6096 hardees.com
Hy-Vee Market Grille 2400 Second Ave. 563-264-2219 hy-vee.com
Jimmy John’s 1903 Park Ave. 563-264-2001 jimmyjohns.com
Kentucky Fried Chicken 2515 Park Ave. 563-263-8964 kfc.com
201 West 2nd St 563-299-0659 chicharosmexicangrill.com
Diamond Dave’s Taco Co. 1903 Park Ave. 563-264-2151 diamonddaves.com
1107 Grandview Ave. 563-262-3969
4701 South Hwy 61 563-264-2100
El Olmito Mexican Restaurant and Grocery
2016 Cedar Plaza Drive 563-264-1800 1700 Park Ave. 563-264-1318 www.subway.com
502 Mulberry Ave. 563-264-2094
Tee’s Ice Cream and Burgers (Seasonal)
Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant
838 Park Ave. 563-262-9122
208 E. 2nd Street 563-264-8192 guadalajaramuscatine.com
The Lighthouse (Seasonal)
2142 Water St. 563-264-8682
Little Caesars Pizza
The Burrito Factory
Chicharo’s Mexican Grille
303 East 2nd St. 563-263-3616 riversidemuscatine.com
506 Mulberry Ave 563-506-6757
3414 North Port Drive 563-263-3244 maid-rite.com
801 Oregon St. 563-263-0458
203 Lake Park Blvd. 563-263-5233 927 Grandview Ave. 563-263-1320 www.happyjoes.com
300 Cleveland St. 563-262-3036 tacobell.com
710 Grandview Ave. 563-263-1600 redberrycafeia.com
Buffalo Wild Wings
Arely’s Restaurant & Ice Cream
600 Park Ave. Muscatine, Iowa (563) 263-2300
RED Berry Café
1519 Park Ave. 563-264-0904 laslomasmuscatine.com
Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream
506 Grandview Ave. 563-264-8911 tacojohns.com
ITALIAN & PIZZA DaBeet’s Bistro and Wine Bar 128 E. 2nd Street 563-260-9396 dabeetsbistro.com
501 E 6th St 563-554-6600 littlecaesars.com
Mamma Mia Italian Restaurante 101 West Mississippi Dr. Suite 100 563-299-1865 mammamiamuscatine.com
Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza 2604 Second Ave Unit 3 563-288-6877 papamurphys.com
2110 Park Ave. 563-264-3030 dominos.com
2512 Park Ave. 563-264-3929 pizzahut.com
1111 Oregon St. 563-263-2720
106 Ford Ave. 563-263-3535 pizzaranch.com
3509 Steamboat Way 563-263-9200
Port City Underground
3010 University Drive 563-263-7884 caseys.com
208 West 2nd St. 563-263-4743 portcitypizzas.com
Sal Vitale’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria
203 East 2nd St. 563-263-0123 geojohnzpizza.com
Godfather’s Pizza (Carry-out only)
1010 Park Avenue 563-264-8259 salvitalesitalianrestaurant.com
2201 Houser St. 563-263-7214 godfathers.com
Something for Everyone!
Kum & Go’s Go Fresh Market 416 Cedar Street 563-263-2806
Maxwell’s at The Merrill 119 West Mississippi Drive 563-263-2600 themerrill.com
McDonald’s 2520 Park Avenue 563-264-3150 mcdonalds.com
Asian Fusion Restaurant 163 Colorado Street Across from Weed Park
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Dining Salvatore’s by Papa Reno 313 East 2nd St. 563-263-9396 salvatoresonline.com
Wine Nutz 208 W 2nd St 563-263-0202 wine-nutz.com
CAFÉS & COFFEE Black Pearl Café 413 E. 2nd Street 563-288-5307 blackpearlcafeia.com
The Coffee Belt 210 E. 2nd Street 563-264-6963 thecoffeebeltmuscatine.com
Elly’s Tea & Coffee 101 W. Mississippi Drive 563-263-5043 ellysteacoffee.com
Ninel’s Mexican Bakery
3020 US-61 #100 319-212-8628
801 Oregon St #7 563- 263-0393
2400 2nd Ave (Inside Hy-Vee) 563- 264-2420 starbucks.com
VEGETARIAN The Butchers Vegetables 839 Park Ave Muscatine, Iowa (563) 263-0238 thebutchersvegetables.com BAKERIES & SWEET TREATS
Flamingos Raspados (Seasonal) 801 Oregon St 563-316-4861
Nana’s Pleasures 1903 Park Ave # 26, 563-264-0445
FRUITLAND Mad Marv’s Place 102 Center St. 563-263-3355 madmarvsplace.com
NICHOLS Burt’s Tavern 413 Ijem Ave. 319-723-4510
Newt’s Café 425 Main St (319) 723-4200 newtscafe.myfreesites.net
WEST LIBERTY Acapulco Mexican Bakery 311 North Calhoun St. 319-627-6745
El Patio Restaurant 214 North Columbus St. 319-627-7334
El Sarape 1100 N Columbus St 319-627-3484
JB’s Grub & Pub 1110 North Columbus St. 319-627-4782 jbsgrub.com
Jeff’s Market 200 East Third St. 319-627-2166
Maria’s Mango Landia 100 E. 3rd Street 319-627-5005
Papa John’s Pizza 1006 North Columbus St. 319-627-7272 papajohns.com
Paul Revere’s Pizza 122 E 3rd Street 319-627-6500 paulreverespizza.com
Puebla Mexican Restaurant 106 E. Third Street 319-627-6946
Shang Hai Chinese Restaurant 123 East Third St. 319-627-4160
Subway 1206 North Columbus St. 319-627-2772 subway.com
West Liberty Foods Market 105 East Third St. 319-627-7285
Wink’s Bar & Grill 115 W. Third St 319-627-9107
WILTON Godfathers Pizza 1300 Nicolous Drive 563-732-3714 godfathers.com
Happy China 1211 West Fifth St. 563-732-2300
Jeff’s Market 101 East Fourth St. 563-732-3131
Subway 710 W Fifth St. 563-732-5800 subway.com
The Junction Grille & Bar 110 East Fourth St. 563-732-3266
The Sicilian Pizzeria 912 West Fifth St. 563-732-9396
Wilton Cafe 116 West Fourth St. 563-732-4115
Burgers, Pizza, Steaks & More 110 East 4th Street * Wilton, IA 52778 (563) 732-3266 Visit us on facebook at facebook.com/pages/Junction-Grill-Bar
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
Always Something New to Discover! Free Admission Open: Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday until 7 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 1 - 5 p.m. 1314 Mulberry Avenue Muscatine, Iowa 52761
Lodging AmericInn Lodge & Suites
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Featuring 59 guest rooms including family suites, an indoor pool and whirlpool, exercise room and game room, free enhanced continental breakfast, Direct TV & HBO, all rooms have refrigerator and microwave, free local calls and is close to restaurants and large commercial area.
Featuring 60 guest rooms, free continental breakfast, cable TV & HBO, all rooms with refrigerator and microwave, free local calls and is close to restaurants and large commercial area.
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Best Western Pearl City Inn Featuring 51 available guest rooms, an indoor pool, a free hot continental breakfast, Direct TV, HBO, all rooms have refrigerator and microwave, free local calls, and is close to restaurants and large commercial area. 305 Cleveland St • 563-316-7700 bestwestern.com
2900 N Hwy 61 • 563-263-9100, 800-800-8000 super8.com
Travelodge Inn and Suites Featuring 74 regular guest rooms, plus 10 Fantasy Suites with whirlpools, an indoor pool, available room service, cable TV, some rooms with refrigerator & microwave, free local calls, and is close to restaurants and large commercial area. 2402 Park Avenue • 563-264-3337 travelodge.com SURROUNDING AREA
Comfort Inn Featuring 49 guest including whirlpool suites, an indoor pool, exercise room, free extended breakfast bar, cable TV & HBO, all rooms have refrigerator & microwave, pet-friendly, free local calls and is close to restaurants and large commercial area.
115 Cleveland • 563-263-1500 comfortinn.com
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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 hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/iowa/ hampton-inn-muscatine-MUTIAHX/index.html
The Merrill Hotel & Conference Center Featuring 122 luxury guest rooms & suites with river views, 12,700 sq. meeting space, indoor pool, fitness center, restaurant & lounge, room service, valet, concierge, free Wi-Fi, refrigerator, located downtown and close to restaurants. 119 West Mississippi Drive • 563-263-2600 themerrill.com
Muskie Motel Featuring 35 rooms, color TV and air-conditioning, and is close to restaurants and large commercial area. Daily and weekly rates are offered. 1620 Park Avenue • 563-263-2601 muskiemotel.com
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.
BED AND BREAKFASTS
St. Mary Bed & Breakfast St. Mary Bed and Breakfast is for the business and leisure traveler. Centrally located and walking distance to downtown shops, restaurants and Riverside Park. 970 Lucas St., Muscatine, Iowa 52761 Phone: 319-930-9189 StMaryBandB@gmail.com
Strawberry Farm Bed & Breakfast 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, IA 52761 563-262-8688 strawberryfarmbandb.com
Clark’s Ferry Recreation 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.
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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.
Best Western Pearl City Inn 305 Cleveland St. Muscatine, IA 52761 Ph (563) 316-7700 Fax (563) 794-4224 www.bestwestern.com/pearlcityinn
Shady Creek Recreation Area
Pearl of the Mississippi
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.
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Wildcat Den State Park 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.
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Pleasant Accomodation in Charming Country Elegance Innkeeper: Karl Reichert 563-262-8688 • 563-299-5318 www.strawberryfarmbandb.com
Well appointed luxury for business or pleasure in the heart of downtown Muscatine offering sweeping views of the Mississippi. 119 Mississippi Drive West Muscatine, Iowa 52761 563-263-2600 | themerrill.com www.visitmuscatine.com
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St Mary Bed & Breakfast was built on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River in 1876. Located in Muscatine Iowa, the two acre site was home to St Mary’s Catholic Church, School, Convent, & Rectory. Enjoy a large room with private bath, private entrance, refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. Relax on a large porch overlooking the grounds. A Historic setting with modern conveniences.
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