Welcome to Historic 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 decor and apparel. Try baked goods or a cup of joe at one of downtown’s warm and welcoming coffee shops.
Step into the National Pearl Button Museum at 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.
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 and #20 Best in the US by Tripadvisor.
There’s plenty to see, do and experience in our whole town, too. Just ask a local. We welcome you!