Introduction to Norwalk, Iowa
Norwalk, Iowa, in Warren county, is located 9 miles SW of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center) and is 118 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska. The city is included in the Des Moines metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 6,884 people resided in Norwalk.
In 1846, the first settlers came to the Norwalk area. Samuel Crow, one of the settlers chose a site near the North River. Norwalk city became incorporated in 1900. At the time of incorporation, Norwalk was only one square mile in size. The annexation of the Ray Emery farm on the city’s west, and the Holland farm on the north of the city extended the area of the city.
Norwalk and nearby Attractions
- Norwalk Aquatic Center
- Norwalk City Park
- McDonald Woods Park
- National Balloon Museum
Things To Do In Norwalk
Visitors staying in Norfolk can be found at the Norwalk Aquatic Center. There are many parks that one can visit as well, which include the Norwalk City Park, Windflower Park, and the McDonald Woods Park. Golf enthusiasts can spend their free hours at the Countryside Golf Course and Legacy Golf Course. Book lovers can also take a look around the Norwalk Easter Public Library. Several houses of worship including the Norwalk Christian Church, Norwalk United Methodist Church, and Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church are located in the city.
Des Moines International Airport is nearby.
Norwalk Higher Education
Drake University, Des Moines Community College, Iowa State University, and Graceland University - Lamoni are some of the nearest colleges and universities.