Introduction to Glenwood, Iowa
Glenwood was founded in 1848 by the Mormons. At that time, it was named as Coonsville. In 1851, the city was named as the county seat of Mills County. It was renamed to Glenwood in 1852. The Burlington and Missouri River Railroad first entered the city in 1869. Some of the early industries of the area include the marble and stone works, fruit production, iron foundry, and the Glenwood Creamery.
Glenwood and nearby Attractions
- Mills County Historical Museum
- Henry Doorly Zoo
- Cass County Historical Museum
- Lake Manawa State Park
- Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
- Gerald R. Ford Birthsite & Gardens
Things To Do In Glenwood
While in Glenwood one can visit the General Dodge House, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, RailsWest Railroad Museum, Great Plains Black History Museum, and Malcolm X Birthsite. The Glenwood Lake Park offers several recreational facilities. Glenwood Recreation Complex is also ideal for spending your free hours. Glenwood is home to many churches including the Saint John Episcopal Church, First Baptist Church, Calvary Baptist Church, and Glenwood Evangelical Free Church.
Flights can be availed from Eppley Airfield.
Glenwood Higher Education
Bellevue University and Iowa Western Community College are the nearest college and university.