Introduction to Muscatine, Iowa
Muscatine is the county seat of Muscatine County. The city was founded as a trading post in 1833. It was incorporated in 1839. Earlier it was called Bloomington. Later on, the city was renamed after the American tribe of Muscaoutin. A German immigrant called J.F. Boepple opened a button company in the city in 1884. The city is also known as the "Pearl Button Capital of the World." Until the American Civil War, the city had one of the largest black communities.
Muscatine and nearby Attractions
- Pearl Button Museum
- Muscatine Art Center
- Wildcat Den State Park
- Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
- Toolesboro Mounds
Things To Do In Muscatine
You can visit the Pearl Button Museum. There a number of parks in the city including the Lincolnshire Park, Longview Park, and the Fairport Recreation Area. One can enjoy shopping at the Muscatine Mall. Some of the local houses of worship include the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the Our Saviors Lutheran Church. Those interested in books can visit the Musser Public Library. The city hosts the Heritage Day and Buckskinners Rendezvous every year in the month of September.
Quad City International Airport provides air transportation facility.
Muscatine Higher Education
The Augustana College, Saint Ambrose University, Black Hawk College, University of Iowa, and other colleges and universities offer higher educational facilities.