Introduction to Denison, Iowa
Denison is the county seat of Crawford County, which was established in 1837. The county was named after William Harris Crawford, the U.S. senator from Georgia. The original settlers of Crawford County came from the Mormon migration in 1846. Jesse W. Denison, an agent of the Providence Western Land Company was responsible for beginning a settlement in this area. The city was also named after Denison.
Denison and nearby Attractions
- Denison Aquatic Fun Center
- Site of Fort Purdy Historical Marker
- Crawford County Fairgrounds
- Maxwell Park
- Stenoien Ranch
Things To Do In Denison
Tourists can visit the Stenoien Ranch museum for its historical value. One can also visit the Crawford County Fairgrounds. There are many parks in Denison which include the Maxwell Park, Sunset Park, Morningside Park, and Leslie M. Shaw State Historical Marker. You can also plan a trip to the Denison Aquatic Fun Center. In addition, the city hosts the Crawford County Fair every year in the month of July.
Eppley Airfield is the closest airport.
Denison Higher Education
Buena Vista University, Iowa Western Community College, Western Iowa Tech Community College, and Bellevue University offer facilities for higher studies.