Marshalltown Charter Bus Rentals
Join the Locals at their Favorite Local Recreation Centers and Learn about the City’s Unique Culture
The first settler in Marshalltown was Henry Anson and when he chanced upon the land, he called it the ‘prettiest place in Iowa’ and named it after Marshall city in Michigan, which was where he formerly resided. Located on a high point along Iowa River and Linn Creek, Henry Anson built the city’s very first log cabin in the city and it is, today, marked with a plaque along 112, West Main Street. Because the name clashed with another city, the name was changed to Marshalltown in 1862 and Anson contributed significantly in growing the city and donated land for the city’s first county courthouse. With a growing number of residents, by 1900, the city attracted many new businesses related to various industries which includes Fisher Controls, Lennox International and Marshalltown Company. The city enjoys a very close-knit relationship with each other, each contributing in their own way, whether by beautifying the streets, volunteering for art projects or simply improving the aquatic center every summer so that families can have the peace of mind of enjoying them safely. Visitors will also get to enjoy sporting events and recreational centers strewn throughout the city center. There are golf courses, theaters, trails, parks and art galleries that has a large collection of paintings, ceramics and sculptures. Unbeknownst to some, the history of baseball and the residents’ involvement goes deep and as far back as the original settlers. Adrian Constantine ‘Cap’ Anson, Henry and Jeannette Anson’s firstborn, was fondly referred to as Marshalltown’s ‘first son’ and he made it well into the country’s Major League Baseball games and was included in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.
Nature and outdoor lovers are going to have a ball visiting all the wonderful, spacious green spaces around Marshalltown and it includes a camping and fishing trip to Thomas Mitchell Park or get the kids active with some kayaking at Lake Red Rock. For those who love LIVE performances, there are quite a few for you to take note of and they range from local performances by passionate individuals and groups at Newton Community Theater and the professional, world-class performances put on by Des Moines Symphony. Then you can bring the charter bus for some earnest shopping and dining at Valley Junction and end the day with a celebratory dinner and drinks at Iowa River Brewing Company. On top of playing host to NASCAR events, visitors can feed their need for speed with a race around the circuit of Iowa Speedway and for young children, bringing them to Jasper County Historical Society for a field trip would suffice as there are lots of artifacts, documents, pictures and stories that can help them understand the city that they live in on a much deeper level. You have the option of making the abovementioned trips so much more comfortable and safer with a US Coachways charter bus, mini bus, party bus, coach, corporate car, van or school bus. They are affordable, easy to rent, available any time of the year and adhere to strict Federal and State DOT guidelines. All you need to do is to give us a call and our friendly, professionally-trained customer service representatives will get back to you promptly with an obligation-free quote right away.
Making Time for Worthwhile Attractions and Important Sites in Marshalltown
The attractions and points of interest in Marshalltown range from comfortable and cozy theaters to fun-filled breweries and nightspots. The following list of attractions have won over praises and acknowledgements not just from the locals, but from visits from near and far alike. Read more about them below, as detailed by our travel writers.
- Art & Culture — Capitol Theater is not just an art and cultural attraction, it is a historic one. It features the latest movie releases to be enjoyed in a relaxing and cozy atmosphere or you can make your way to Newton Community Theater which features world-renowned productions like A Christmas Carol, Annie, Les Miserables, My Fair Lady and It’s a Wonderful Life. You can also bring the charter bus to Central Iowa Art Association to check out its creative art workshops for both kids and adults alike, The Perfect Setting which is a local art gallery specializing in glassware, ceramics, wood carvings and textile, or check out when the Des Moines Symphony is having a show. It is known as a master of producing musical masterpieces of world-class composers like Cirque de la Symphonie, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and the likes.
- Restaurant & Shopping — If you are visiting between May to October, be sure to visit the Downtown Farmers Market which has nearly 300 family farmers, vendors, bakers, arts and crafts and local artists offering their best to shoppers and visitors. For something more chic, be sure to check out the Valley Junction in West Des Moines which has a large number of boutiques to shop in, restaurants to dine in and entertainment that carries on late into the night. Otherwise, the tree-lined streets provides for a nice place for a relaxing stroll with your loved ones. There are quite a number of night spots to choose from if you are looking for a place to chill out with your fellow travelers. Take your pick from the comfy Iowa River Brewing Company in Marshalltown, the fun Irish pub of Fiddle & Whistle Irish Pub and Sugar Grove Vineyards in Newtown which offers beautiful views of the vineyards with rolling hills, wildlife while you enjoy your favorite drinks. Sometimes, the attraction brings patrons dinner shows, concerts and can host intimate and large parties alike.
- Golf Courses & Sports Venues — For golfing, you can’t go wrong with a trip to Bos Landen Golf Resort in Pella, IA. The 18-hole golf course is said to be one of the most tranquil and serene ones in Iowa and there’s space for group golf outings, corporate meetings and wedding receptions. If you love racing, then you are in for a treat. Motorsports, apart from baseball, is another huge sport in Marshalltown and its surrounding communities. In Newton, there’s a world class auto racing facility - Iowa Speedway. It has been used for NASCAR events, concerts and offers driving and racing lessons via various professional racing bodies like the Richard Petty Driving Experience. Visitors are allowed to take on 50 laps around the professional speedway after some special training by trainers. Principal Park is a minor league baseball stadium in Des Moines; it is home to the Iowa Clubs and has been the same since its inception in the early 1990s; it was originally known as Pioneer Park. Other alternative sports attractions to visit includes the International Wrestling Institute & Museum in downtown Newton; its main focus is to preserve the heritage of wrestling in the country and is truly one of its kind.
- Historical Sites & Landmarks — Big Treehouse is not just a historic site but an iconic landmark in downtown Marshalltown. Built because of a hobby, the Big Treehouse is 12 stories high, has 5,000 square feet of floor space, has music, electricity, phone, kitchen with microwave oven, refrigerator, running water, grill, 13 porch swings, a museum, a stunning spiral staircase and is open only by appointment. It is not a public attraction hence, permission and guided tours are held around the sturdy unique structure to ensure safety and preservation of the site. Those who love learning about history should make their way to either the Historical Society of Marshall County or Jasper County Historical Society, both gives patrons great insights into the history, culture and developments of the region. They preserve agricultural, commercial, societal and industrial artifacts that will prove to be educational enough for school field trips and one of the most popular exhibits is the totally-unique Washing Machine Center of the World.
- Parks & Outdoor Activities — Looking for a fun place to let the kids enjoy some hands-on experience? Look no further than Maytag Dairy Farm! It is a where you can find absolutely fresh dairy products and it where you can shop for flagship products like the Maytag Bleu Cheese which is the finest cheese in the United States. Visitors can also bring the charter bus to Thomas Mitchell Park in Altoona which has tall, wooded ridge, playground, camp sites, fishing spots and picnic areas as well as hiking trails, Lake Red Rock which has a lake that spans 15,000 acres and an additional 35,000 acres of coastland for hiking, swimming, fishing and kayaking for people of all ages, and then make your way to Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden to explore and learn about thousands of different plants which can be found throughout the state of Iowa. It is rare to find a tropical garden and a desert garden under one roof, after all. Another great alternative would be the Better Homes & Gardens Test Garden which features trending outdoor decoration styles, sculptures and beautiful manicured landscapes.
US Coachways Caters to All Types of Events in Marshalltown, Big or Small Alike
It can be a family-only wedding reception, a large conference, an event to raise funds for a charitable organization, a church outing, a field trip or a social function amongst friends or a company, US Coachways is sure we can meet with your needs. There are large charter buses that can seat up to 60 passengers, smaller coaches for 20 passengers and corporate cars and limousines for 4 to 10 passengers. Interested to learn more? Contact us today and let our customer service representatives fill you in on the types of vehicles available for your event in Marshalltown, IA.