Call it downtown … call it uptown … it’s the heartbeat of Marshalltown.
With the iconic Marshall County Courthouse at its center, this National Historic District draws thousands of people everyday to conduct business, shop, dine and play.
As a Main Street Community, you can expect attention to detail, quality products and one-on-one personal service from Marshalltown's downtown businesses. You’ll see great architecture and feel very much at home while shopping the many shops, eating at our various restaurants or attending any of our community-wide events.
Whether you are looking to stroll our downtown for the history, shop at our unique and eclectic businesses, dine at one of our various ethnic restaurants or browse the fine art — there is something for everyone in downtown Marshalltown.
Bring a friend or the family for a day of discovering unique products in more than two dozens retail shops. All independently owned, or managed by people who really care about their customers, you’ll find they are experts in their fields.
Each season brings new activity sponsored by the Marshalltown Central Business District. Follow our events calendar to be part of annual events such as the Garden Extravaganza, Art Walk and Holiday Stroll, which draw visitors from throughout central Iowa.
Main Street Iowa
The Main Street Program is hard at work in downtown Marshalltown. The Marshalltown Central Business District currently has 104 retail and professional businesses, in addition to many individuals, who are a part of the organization. With a strong base of volunteers who give of their time and talent, you’ll find our downtown to be a distinctive destination.
A big congratulations to Main Street Iowa. A National Preservation Award was awarded to Main Street Iowa who since 1986 has partnered with 64 cities and towns, rehabbing 8,000 historic buildings, creating 10,000 jobs and investing $971 million to revitalize the Hawkeye State. We are proud to be called a Main Street Community.