We have so much to be prideful of in Marshalltown. Founded in 1851, we are a community full of a rich history. We’ve become famous for many innovations over the years - from manufacturing to loose meat sandwiches to actresses.

AMENITIES:

  • Public art

  • VanGoh’s

  • 13th Street District

  • Historic Main Street District

  • Fisher Community Center & art collection

  • Orpheum Theater & Jean Seberg

  • Martha-Ellen Tye Theater

  • Marshall County Courthouse

  • Marshalltown Police & Fire - new state-of-the-art facility

  • Marshalltown Public Library - 2013 recipient of National Medal for Museum and Library Service

  • Marshalltown Art Festival

  • Oktemberfest

  • Marshall County Fair

BUSINESSES:

  • Emerson - industry leader

  • MechDyne - industry leader

  • Lennox - industry leader

  • Marshalltown Company - industry leader

  • RACOM - industry leader

  • McGregor’s

  • Black Tire

  • Hellberg’s

  • Iowa Veterans Home

EATS & DRINKS:

  • Zeno’s pizza

  • Taylor’s Maid-Rite

  • Tremont on Main

  • Fiddle & Whistle

  • West End Perk

  • Opa!

  • Sub City

  • Maria’s Tacos

  • Iowa River Brewery

EDUCATION:

  • Bobcat Academy learning center

  • MHS Roundhouse renovation - one of the most revered high school gyms in the state

  • Project Lead the Way curriculum - emerged as state leader in STEM in 2014

  • Marshalltown Business-Education Alliance partnership

  • Marshalltown Education Alliance program

  • Dual credit offerings from Marshalltown Community College

  • Diversity

PEOPLE:

  • Cap Anson - major league baseball player

  • Jean Seberg - actress

  • Jeff Clement - major league baseball player

  • Jerry Burke - pianist from The Lawrence Welk Show

  • T. Nelson Downs - magician

  • Jim Dunn - major league baseball player

  • Ben Hanford - two-time candidate for Vice President

  • Clifford B. Hicks - children’s book author

  • Wally Hilgenberg - professional football player

  • Mary Beth Hurt - actress

  • Toby Huss - actor

  • Maury Kent - major league baseball player

  • Joseph Kosinski - director of Tron Legacy

  • Vera McCord - actress and film director

  • Allie Morrison - wrestler and Olympic champion

  • Billy Sunday - major league baseball player

  • Henry Haven Windsor - author and publisher

  • Michelle Vieth - actress

RECREATION:

  • First lighted futsol courts in the state

  • National Endowment of the Arts grant for the Iowa River Trail placemaking plan - only recipient in Iowa

  • Gallery Garden - first storm water management system of its kind in Iowa

  • Grimes Farm nature playscape, nature center, and trails

  • Recreational trails - Linn Creek Trail, Iowa 330/30 Trail, Iowa River Trail

  • Mega10 park - first in the state to have a gravity rail zipline

  • Riverview Park

  • Wayward Social Eats & Alleys