Muscatine: Work. Play. Live. Stay.

Muscatine, Iowa

"And I remember Muscatine—still more pleasantly—for its summer sunsets. I have never seen any, on either side of the ocean, that equaled them." — Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi

Muscatine is an energetic, welcoming city with a vibrant business community that supports local arts, recreation, and health. It’s a great place to work, play, live and stay.


The entrepreneurial spirit that lives and breathes in Muscatine launched several large, locally founded companies, and fuels innovation and productivity for them and several other Fortune 500 manufacturers who have chosen to locate here to take advantage of a diverse, hardworking, and well educated workforce typical of our Midwestern roots and low utility rates.

The financial health of these and other local companies, along with the strength of the business climate provides stability and ample advancement opportunities for local workers along with employment opportunities for spouses and the next generation.


Muscatine is an active sports community.  Kent-Stein Baseball/Softball Park plays host to events sponsored by national, state, and local associations involving participants of all ages.  Our award winning Soccer Complex has hosted state, regional, and national soccer events. The Muscatine Soccer Club provides an organization through which youth can participate in soccer at a competitive level and develop skills, character, teamwork, and sportsmanship through structured and challenging competition.  Muscatine Municipal Golf Course is a PGA rated, 18-hole facility complete with pro shop, concession area, cart rental, and driving range.

Need to cool off in the summer months?  Visit Muscatine aquatic center! The outdoor facility features 5 slides (2 drop slides, 1 family slide and 2 long slides), a zero depth entry area, interactive play structure with kid slide and spray features.

Located on the Mississippi River, the Greater Muscatine Area is filled with hunting, fishing, and plenty of outdoor family fun.  Downtown Muscatine offers direct boat access to the Mississippi River less than 1 mile from Lock and Dam 16. Several major lakes and state recreation areas, including the famed Pine Creek Grist Mill at Wilcat Den State Park, are all within a 20 minute drive of downtown Muscatine. 

We celebrate our Iowa Heritage and maintain our Midwest traditions of hospitality and folk culture.  The Muscatine Art Center houses local works of art as well as pieces from van Gogh, Picasso, Degas, Marc Chagall, Georgia O’Keeffe,  and Allen Houser.  The Muscatine Symphony Orchestra plays several concerts throughout the year and is a great way to enjoy a musical evening.  Ardon Creek Vineyard and Winery is located in Muscatine County and is open for tours and other events.


Muscatine's strong and stable economy supports an abundant variety of lifestyle and healthy living options. The area offers a variety of affordable housing options including new construction, traditional single family homes, condominiums, and rental properties.

The local community school district provides a safe and nurturing learning environment for students in pre-K through 12th grade.  As a 4A school, Muscatine High School provides students advanced academic and athletic opportunities.  Muscatine Community College offers post-secondary education and works closely with local business and industry to provide professional and business development programs. 

Since 2014, Muscatine has been in the exclusive ranks of a few nationally certified Blue Zones® Communities dedicated to healthy living.  Additionally, the community is served by a variety of physicians and specialty health care providers and a full-service community hospital which is part of the Unity Point healthcare system.

The community is also well-equipped to care for senior citizens and citizens with special needs.


Muscatine's close-knit community and ample job market is the perfect environment for raising a family. Many families have lived here for generations, and it’s easy to see why! 

Often people come to visit and once they experience the variety of activities Muscatine has to offer, they decide to call it home. If you like to get involved in making your community a great place to live and grow, Muscatine is the place for you!

Video: Muscatine - Pearl of the Mississippi

To learn more about the history of Muscatine, please visit the Official Muscatine, Iowa website.

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