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Muscatine [16] is a city sitting alongside the Mississippi River in Iowa.


  • Muscatine Welcome Center, 117 W 2nd St. Tu-Sa 10AM-4PM. The Muscatine History & Industry Center houses the welcome center.  edit

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

If coming from the northwest or north, take Interstate 80 to exit 271. Then take U.S. Highway 6 West/S.R. 38 South. Muscatine is 15 miles (24 km) south of I-80. From the east or northeast, take I-280 around Davenport and exit at U.S. Highway 61 South (exit 6). If coming from the southeast, take I-280 around Moline and exit at S.R. Highway 92 West (exit 11A).

Hailing from the south and on the Iowa side of the Mississippi River, take U.S. Highway 61 North/S.R. 92 East. If on the Illinois side of the river but inconvenient to get on I-74 North, S.R. 92 West will take you directly downtown after crossing over the river.

By plane[edit]

  • Quad City International Airport, 2200 69th Ave, Moline, IL (35 mi/56 km east of Muscatine), +1 309 764-9621, [1]. (IATA: MLI)Served by airTran, Allegiant, American Airlines (American Eagle), Delta, and United (United Express).  edit

By bus[edit]

  • Greyhound, (toll free: +1 800-231-2222, ), [2]. Muscatine serves as a Greyhound bus stop. No ticketing services available.  edit
  • Megabus, [3]. Nearest stop is Davenport, about 30 mi/48 km to the east, while to the west is another stop in Iowa City, about 35 mi/56 km away.  edit

By train[edit]

  • Amtrak, 304 W River Dr, Davenport. Muscatine is not along the Amtrak route, but an Amtrak bus will take one from Davenport to link up with the train at Galesburg, IL.  edit

Get around[edit]

  • MuscaBus, +1 563 263 8152, [4]. M-F 6:30AM-5PM, Sa 8:30AM-4:10PM. $.75, transfers free.  edit

See[edit][add listing]

  • Muscatine Art Center, 1314 Mulberry Ave, +1 563 263-8282, [5]. Tu W F 10AM-5PM, Th 10AM-7PM, Sa Su 1PM-5PM, Closed M and holidays. Pieces by artists such as Grant Wood (born in Anamosa, IA, about one hour from Muscatine), Matisse, Degas and Renoir. Several number of pieces revolve around the Mississippi River and cities along its banks.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

Fishing and boating on the Mississippi River, or sit alongside the river and take in a sunset in downtown's Riverside Park.

  • Muscatine Aquatic Center, 1 Park Dr, +1 563 263-0884. Memorial Day-Labor Day noon-8PM. Water park features 5 slides.  edit
  • Muscatine Municipal Golf Course, 1820 Hwy 38, +1 563 263-4735.  edit
  • Muscatine Symphony Orchestra, [6].  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

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Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Contrary Brewing, 411 W Mississippi Dr, [7].  edit
  • Elly's Tea and Coffee, 208 W 2nd St #8, +1 563 263-5043 (), [8]. Sit inside or outside and view the Mississippi River and enjoy fresh brewed tea and quality coffees complement home made goodies and soups and sandwiches.  edit
  • Missippi Brewing Co., 107 Iowa Ave, [9].  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Clarion Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn), 2915 N Hwy 61, +1 563 264-5550 (fax: +1 563 264-0451), [10]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: 11AM. Free Wi-fi and breakfast buffet.  edit
  • Comfort Inn, 115 Cleveland St, +1 563 263-1500 (fax: +1 563 263-1500), [11]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: 11AM. Free Wi-fi and breakfast along with an indoor pool.  edit
  • Fairfield Inn, 305 Cleveland St, +1 563 264-5566 (toll free: +1 563-264-5566, fax: +1 563 264-5566), [12]. From $75.  edit
  • Phantasuite Hotel - Econo Lodge, 2402 Park Ave, +1 563 264-3337 (toll free: +1 800-234-7829, fax: +1 563 263-0413).  edit



  • The Muscatine Journal, [14]. Mark Twain no longer writes for The Journal, but the paper still keeps locals abrest of current events.  edit

Get out[edit]

  • Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge (formerly Mark Twain National Wildlife Refuge), (approx 10 mi/16 km S of Muscatine), [15]. Trails and observation decks are open to the public, as well as fishing and hunting. Various species of wildlife utilize the area, some which are threatened or endangered. The area is maintained by the U.S. National Fish and Wildlife Service.  edit

Routes through Muscatine
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