Experience the Pearl of the Midwest
When visiting Muscatine, Iowa, you’ll discover a charming city with a rich history and plenty of activities to enjoy. Here are the top things to do in Muscatine:
Tour the Pearl Button Museum
Muscatine was once known as the “Pearl Button Capital of the World.” Visit the Pearl Button Museum to learn about the history of pearl button manufacturing in the area and see a fascinating collection of buttons.
Shop our Historic Downtown
Downtown Muscatine, Iowa, is a shopper’s delight, offering a charming blend of boutique stores, antique shops, and local artisans. Explore the historic streets, discover unique treasures, and enjoy the warm hospitality of this vibrant downtown shopping district.
Stroll Along the Riverfront
Enjoy a leisurely walk along the Mississippi River on the Riverfront Trail. It’s a great place to soak in scenic views, have a picnic, or watch boats go by.
Explore the Muscatine Art Center
This cultural gem houses a diverse collection of art, including American and European paintings, decorative arts, and sculptures. The beautiful Stanley Gallery is a must-see.
Go Beer & Wine Tasting
Visit local breweries and wineries like Contrary Brewing and Arden Creek Vineyard and Winery to let your taste buds savor some delightful beers and wines made right here in Muscatine.
Taste Muscatine's Culinary Delights
Savor the local cuisine at one of Muscatine’s restaurants, especially trying the authentic, ethnic cuisines.