We are proud of the small Iowa community we get to call home. This city of 8,000 people is a Norman Rockwell painting with 21st century community assets. There are some must see things in Charles City including

Charles City WhiteWater – Located just two blocks from the Sherman House, you can bring your kayak, tubes, and stand-up paddle board and surf the whitewater in Charles City. The WhiteWater park is open all day, every day, year round. It is a man-made park with three water features. Perfect for trick kayaking, or family tubing, the park is a free attraction drawing thousands to Charles City.

Mooney Art Collection – Rembrandt, Picasso, and Manet are just a few masters on display at this permanent exhibit that is opened to the public. This impressive collection of engravings, etchings and prints is normally something seen in large metropolitan cities. The exhibit is housed in the Charles City Public Library. No adminssion charge.

July-09-001Floyd County Historical Museum – As one of the top ten county museums in the nation, this isn’t your typical small town museum. The largest attraction to the museum is extensive tractor collection from the creators of the gasoline-powered tractor. One of the first Hart-Parr tractors is part of the museum’s permanent display along with about a dozen other Hart-Parr, Oliver, and White Farm equipment. But that’s not the only display you’re going experience. You’ll smell the Legal Drug Store the moment you walk into the real life display. This turn of the century drug store will dazzle you when you see the actual

powdered drugs still on the shelf. Then you’ll be blown away by the 1968 tornado display, the oldest home in Floyd County (a log cabin), and other permanent and rotating displays (ask to see their quilts).

While your visiting Charles City we would encourage you to check out these places.

Aromas Coffee
105 N. Main Street 

Charles City WhiteWater at Riverfront Park
Cedar River – Downtown Charles City

The Mooney Collection – Old Masters Art Works

Charles City Public Library – 106 Milwaukee Mall

Wildwood Park & Golf Course
1 Wildwood Road

Cedar Ridge Golf Course
2147 Underwood Ave 

Disc Golf Course

Course Map
Along the Riverfront Park

Otto’s Oasis
1313 Gilbert St

Darbe & Co. Boutique
220 N Main Street

The Rustic Corner
413 N Main Street

Three C Bistro
510 Hildreth Street

Dave’s Restaurant
809 S Grand Ave

Mcquillen_PlaceMcquillen Place
Downtown Charles City – construction commencing 2015

104 N Main Street

Girlhood Home of Carrie Chapman Catt
2379 Timber Ave.

Floyd County Historical Museum
500 Gilbert St. 

Charles City Arts CenterCharles-City,-Arts-Center
301 N Jackson St.

Charley Western Recreational Trail

Download Trail Map Here

Historic Homes Tour

Download Map of Historic Homes Tour
Downtown Charles City 

Public Art Walking Tour

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Riverfront Charles City

All Iowa Lawn Tennis Club
2667 240th St.

Charles Theatre
409 N Main Street