Distinctly Different

Sample Itineraries

“Meet in the Middle” – a convenient place where family and friends can meet and reconnect.

Whether you have a car full or a motor coach, Marshalltown is a great location for a day trip or a stay-cation. We have history, an impressionist art gallery, the Iowa Veteran’s Home, recreational trails, Grimes Farm, Echo, mead, a brewery, the Freedom Rock and more. Our web page Things to do & see can help you build the perfect itinerary for an independent traveler or for a group.

Wondering Where to stay to create an overnight experience in Marshalltown? Check out our web page. We have something for everyone. Enjoy the luxury of an historic downtown inn, the comfort of our state-of-the-art modern facilities or the value of our more economic motels.

Group tour planners can schedule a FAM tour with the MCVB Director at 1-800-697-3155.

Day Full of Adventure

9:00 am – Impressionist Art Gallery at the Fisher Community Center. Docent tours available.

10:30 am – Funeral Home Museum and Education Center.

11:45 am – Tour of the Mowry Irvine Mansion and have lunch catered inside or sitting on the front porch.

1:45 pm – Grimes Farm & Conservation – 30′ Observation tower. Interpretive center. Speaker on gardening, planting a tree, conservation or other topic.

3:30 pm – 13th Street District. View Echo and the Mural.

4:30 pm – Freedom Rock and the F-4 Phantom Fighter Jet

Two Day Tour – Arrival Day

10:00 am – View the art gallery at Fisher Community Center along with sculptures and ceramics.

11:00 am – Tour and lunch at the Mowry Irvine Mansion

1:00 pm – Head to Gladbrook and tour the Matchstick Marvels where wooden matchsticks are turned into incredible detailed models and sculptures.

3:00 pm – View over 15,000 sets of salt and pepper shakers at the Traer Salt & Pepper Gallery.

4:30 pm – Back in Marshalltown check into hotel.

5:30 pm – Dinner

7:30 pm – Watch a play at Marshalltown Community Theater, Live on Stage Marshalltown or spend some time at the casino in Tama.

Day Two

8:00 am – Breakfast at hotel.

9:00 am – Funeral Home Museum and Education Center.

10:30 am – Grimes Farm & Conservation Center-
30′ observation tower, interpretive center, speaker on gardening, planting a tree, conservation or other topic.

11:30 am – Lunch

1:00 pm – Tour Iowa Veterans Home. See the facility and all the amenities available to the Veterans living there.

2:00 pm – 13th Street District. View Echo and the Mural.

3:00 pm – Visit Buzzed Bee Meadery in Melbourne

Marshalltown also has spa services, trails, aquatic facilities and other activities. We can customize your itinerary based on your travel style: active, leisure, scenic.