Distinctly Different


  • 13th Street District

    1301 Summit Street, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

    Echo is a stainless steel sculpture that stands 34-feet tall. This public art piece is the center of festivals held on 13th Street. Echo was gifted to the city.
    Freedom Mural
    Implemented by Beau Ragland, a 2015 MHS graduate. The mural commemorates the armed service men, women and veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country.

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  • Appleberry Farm, The

    2402 West Main Street, Marshalltown, Iowa, 50158

    Phone: 641-752-8443


    Fresh produce in spring and summer. Seasonal Spring Valley Sweet Corn and chocolate covered strawberries. Fall and holiday decorations and gifts. Enjoy fresh cider, cider slushies, caramel apples, popcorn, honey and more. 20 different varieties of apples you pick or for purchase.

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  • Aquatic Center

    212 West Washington Street, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

    Phone: 641-844-1515 (June-Aug.); 641-754-5715 (Sept.-May)


    The aquatic center has zero-depth entry, play water features for children, water slides, drop slide, diving board, 8 lap lanes and a lazy river. Concessions available. Call for hours and pricing.

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  • Big Treehouse, The

    2370 Shady Oaks Road, Marshalltown, Iowa, 50158

    Phone: 641-752-2946


    This 6-story, 12-level hobby of its creator features music, sound effects, and a spiral stairway. It's located at Shady Oaks Campground, a Lincoln Highway landmark since 1925. Call to schedule a tour. Guide and dry weather required.

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  • Binford House

    110 North 2nd Avenue, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

    Phone: 641-753-5450

    Beautifully preserved, this Italianate-style home was built in 1874. It has a curved cherry stairway, Italian marble fireplace and walnut built-in bookshelves. Tours and private catered events available by appointment. Tea parties available upon request.

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  • Buzzed Bee Meadery

    1755 340th St, Melbourne, Iowa 50162

    Phone: 641-485-1725


    Buzzed Bee Meadery specializes in making mead also known as honey-wine. What started with a few bee hives has developed into an exciting new business for Iowa. Visit the meadery tasting room and discover mead in Marshall County.

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  • Create-a-Keepsake

    9 West Main Street, Marshalltown, Iowa, 50158

    Phone: 641-752-7007

    Create a ceramic keepsake for someone special or just for fun. Stop in by yourself, with a friend, group or the whole family. Choose from a wide variety of ceramics and glass creations. Paints provided.

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  • Disc Golf, Riverview Park

    402 Woodland Street, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

    Phone: 641-754-5715


    This 18-hole disc golf course is complete with concrete tee boxes, challenging holes and water hazards. Built in 2012, the course is sure to please all skill levels.

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  • Dog Park, Riverview Park

    402 Woodland Street, Marshalltown, Iowa, 50158

    Phone: 641-754-5715


    Dog Parks are playgrounds for dogs. Bring your dog(s) to run and play with other leash-free dogs in a safe fenced in area.

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  • F-4 Phantom Fighter Jet

    1301 South 6th Street, Marshalltown, Iowa, 50158

    Phone: 641-751-8612

    A local resident, Joe Latham, flew this F-4 on Sept. 14, 1966 over North Vietnam on his 45th mission. This F-4 serves as a memorial to all veterans. Call Jeff Heiden to schedule a tour.

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  • Fisher Community Center

    709 South Center Street, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

    Phone: 641-753-6645

    Ceramic Study Collection
    In the early 1970’s, the collection was amassed under the guidance of Gary Eason Eige. Top ceramic artists and scholars recognize it as one of the fi nest collections of its kind in the nation.
    Sculptures Collection
    Sculptures grace the grounds of the Fisher Community Center. The signature piece is Christian Petersen’s final work, “Dedication to the Future,” located in a beautiful fountain setting on the grounds.

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  • Freedom Rock

    1301 South 6th Street, Marshalltown, Iowa, 50158


    The artist, Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II, is painting a freedom rock in all 99 counties in the state of Iowa. Marshalltown is the location of Marshall County’s Freedom Rock. The mural honors a Veteran from each war era.

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  • Futsal Courts, West End Park

    220 North 13th Street, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

    Phone: 641-754-5715


    Futsal is a form of soccer played with a smaller ball, on a smaller court and with five people to a team. Courts available on a first come-first serve basis unless there is a tournament. Reserve the courts for a tournament at marshalltownparkandrec.com.

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  • Gallery Garden

    135 East Main Street, Marshalltown Iowa, 50158

    Phone: 641-485-5362

    Welcome to Gallery Garden, a privately owned, urban-style green space open to the public. The only project of its kind in Iowa, the garden’s inspired designs feature paintings, sculpture, thousands of plants, the soothing sound of a fountain, and cutting-edge rain harvesting technologies. Visitors will enjoy a peaceful, reflective experience.

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  • Glick-Sower Heritage Homestead

    201 East State Street, Marshalltown, Iowa, 50158

    Phone: 641-752-6664


    National Register of Historical Places This property highlights the life of Susie Sower with many examples of her art work in carvings, sketches and oil paintings. Tours by appointment.

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  • GrimesFarm & Conservation Center

    2359 233rd Street, Marshalltown, Iowa, 50158

    Phone: 641-752-5490


    An interpretive center with environmental educational displays.
    Nature Playscape The outdoor playscape is an ideal place for families to swing, crawl and experience nature. Enjoy a StoryWalk great way to encourage physical activity and reading. Observation Tower & Trails Hiking trails provide access to 160 acres of nature trails through forests, wetlands, prairies and crop fields. Climb a 30' observation tower, the highest elevation point of Grimes Farm.

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  • Henry Anson Statue

    1 East Main Street, Marshalltown, Iowa, 50158

    Phone: 641-754-6330

    For Marshalltown’s 150th anniversary in 2003, a statue of our founder Henry Anson was placed on the courthouse lawn. An on-site time capsule will be opened in 2053.

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  • Iowa Funeral Museum and Education Center

    1201 Iowa Avenue West, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

    Phone: 641-844-1234

    Over 5,000 mortuary artifacts are on display. One area is set up as a replica of a Victorian-era parlor room and another is dedicated to the funeral of President John F. Kennedy. Artifacts from around the world can be found at this first and only facility of its kind in Iowa. Open Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s 1:00 – 3:00 pm or call for an appointment.

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  • Iowa Lincoln Highway Association

    Phone: 515-232-0048


    The historic Lincoln Highway was the first coast-to-coast motor road. In Marshall County, it goes through the cities of LeGrand, Marshalltown, LaMoille and State Center.

  • Iowa River Brewing Company

    107 North 1st Street, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

    Phone: 641-753-1140


    Opened in 2013, this craft brewery has several handcrafted beers on tap made on site from quality ingredients including hops from their local hop farm. Live music and comedic performances are scheduled year round.

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  • Iowa Veterans Home

    1301 Summit Street, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

    Phone: 641-752-1501


    The Iowa Veterans Home opened its doors to Iowa veterans and their spouses in 1887. The beautifully landscaped grounds include memorials for veterans of all wars. The art, memorials and sculptures are open to the public for viewing.

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  • Marshall County Courthouse

    Main Street and Center Street, Marshalltown, Iowa, 50158

    Phone: 641-754-6330


    (Temporally closed due to damage suffered by the tornado on July 19, 2018.)
    National Register of Historical Places
    Designed by John C. Cochrane of Chicago who co-designed the State of Iowa Capitol building. Constructed in 1881- 1886, ongoing renovations have preserved the integrity of the original architecture.

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  • Marshalltown Public Library

    105 West Boone Street, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

    Phone: 641-754-5738


    First newly constructed Gold LEED certified library in Iowa. Winner of the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. See the Infinite Chandeliers, inspired by the 1941 short story La Bibliotheca de Babel by Jorge Luis Borges, hanging in the lobby.

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  • Marshalltown Speedway

    1308 East Olive Street, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

    Phone: 641-752-9676


    Iowa’s fastest high-banked, quarter-mile clay oval. Races are held every Friday night from April thru September. Come see “What Friday Nights Were Made For.”

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  • Matchstick Marvels

    319 2nd Street, Gladbrook, Iowa, 50635

    Phone: 641-473-2410


    Artist Patrick Acton turns ordinary wooden matchsticks into incredibly detailed models and sculptures. “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” features his work in their museums around the world.

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  • Matthew Edel Blacksmith Shop

    214 W 1st St, Haverhill, Iowa, 50120

    Phone: 641-752-6664


    National Register of Historical Places. Journey into the past to a uniquely preserved full-service blacksmith shop, operated by German immigrant Matthew Edel from 1883 until 1940. Edel created and patented some of the tools he used. Tours by appointment.

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  • Mowry Irvine Mansion

    503 West Main Street, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

    Phone: 641-752-6664


    The Mowry Irvine Mansion is a combination historical home and museum featuring prominent citizens and local artists. It is also the new home of the Historical Society of Marshall County and Frances Rhoades Williams research library. Private event and meeting space available by appointment.

  • Orpheum Theater

    220 East Main Street, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

    Phone: 641-844-5921


    Recently renovated historic Orpheum Theater Center where you can catch a movie, hear live music, enjoy fine coffee and/or tour the extensive exhibit of memorabilia of Iowans of the stage and Screen. Of particular note are the collections celebrating Marshalltownians, including the world famous Jean Seberg.

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  • Plaza 9 Theaters

    2500 South Center Street, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

    Phone: 641-752-6115


    This nine-theater complex is located on the east side of the mall. Four of the theaters feature state-of-the-art stadium seating. Nightly shows, plus Saturday and Sunday matinees in each theater.

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  • Ray Frederick Art Gallery

    (Located on the MCC Campus)3700 South Center Street, Marshalltown, Iowa, 50158

    Phone: 641-752-7106 Ext. 5776


    (inside Marshalltown Community College)
    The Ray Frederick Gallery is operated by the MCC Fine Arts Department to showcase the work of MCC students locally and regionally. Exhibits change monthly during the school year.

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  • Reed/Niland Corner

    24 Lincoln Highway, Colo, Iowa 50056

    Phone: 641-377-3663

    In the 1920’s, the Reed/Niland Corner provided travelers with gas, food and lodging. Today, the restored complex is the only complete “one-stop” found on the entire length of the Lincoln or Jefferson Highway.

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  • Riverside Cemetery

    611 North Center Street, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

    Phone: 641-753-7891


    This historical traditional burial ground has over ten miles of roadway to drive, walk, or bike. It features Lake Woodmere with man-made fountains and a waterfall. Feed the ducks or sit and enjoy nature, a delight to all ages.

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  • Sculpture Collection

    709 South Center Street, Marshalltown, Iowa, 50158

    Phone: 641-753-9013


    Outstanding sculptures grace the beautiful grounds at the FCC. The signature piece is Christian Petersen's final work, "Dedication to the Future," that can be seen in a beautiful water and fountain setting as you enter the FCC grounds. 

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  • Skate Park

    901 South 6th Street, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

    Phone: 641-754-5715


    Consists of a half pipe, a quarter pipe with a bank ramp and grind rails to challenge the most skilled. The all-steel elements are available for both skateboards and bikes. A memorial bench and graffiti wall have been added. The park is open during daylight hours.

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  • State Center Commercial Historic District & Museums

    Main Street, State Center, Iowa, 50247

    Phone: 641-483-3002


    West of Marshalltown on Historic Lincoln Highway, State Center contains a three block-long Main Street Commercial Historic District. The district includes three museums: Watson’s Grocery Store, Sheppler Barbershop and Washington Township #6 Center School. Open by appointment.

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  • Tannin, Inc.

    125 East Main Street, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

    Phone: 641-758-3250


    Featuring wines by the glass and bottle, craft beer, and a selection of charcuterie, cheeses, and small bites.

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  • Taylor #4 Country School

    19 North 2nd Avenue, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

    Phone: 641-752-6664


    Step back in history and enjoy this country school which is meticulously restored to its original 1913 appearance. It reflects a period when Iowa was known as the “country school capital of the U.S.A”. Tours by appointment.

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  • Wayward Social

    1101 South 6th Street, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

    Phone: 641-752-4269


    Ushering in a new era of bowling. Wayward Social offers the best in fun with a great lineup of bowling, arcade games, craft cocktails and a hand-crafted menu using quality ingredients. Host your events in our private banquet room. Come be socially awesome at Wayward Social!

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