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Things to Do in Marshalltown Near Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marshalltown

Area features scenic trails and live music, the Central Iowa Fair, sports like tennis and pickleball, downtown exploration, hiking at Grimes Farm, and golfing.

Explore Marshalltown

Don't Go Home Without

Try one of our local restaurants like Fiddle and Whistle or Taylor's Maid-Rite. Get your bowling shoes on at Wayward Social and catch the latest movie at Plaza 9 Theatres.

Must See

Take a historical tour of the Glick-Sower House, which was built in 1859 for Dr. George Glick and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Binford House, run by the Marshalltown Federation of Women's Clubs, is another great option for a history lesson. This house was built in 1874 by a wealthy Quaker attorney and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Must Do

When visiting Marshalltown, don't miss the Mowry Irvine Mansion, headquarters of the Historical Society. Explore the 1870s Second Empire-style mansion with original furniture, a genealogy library, and local art displays. A historic gem preserving local heritage and stories.

Local Tips

Prepare for a variety of Iowa weather. It can be hot and sticky some days while others can be cool and crisp. Make sure to look and plan ahead for our wild changes in weather.

Nearby Attractions

  • Marshalltown Arts & Civic Center
  • Glick-Sower Historical House
  • Marshall County Historical Society and Museum

Nearby Dining