Muscantine, IA Charter Bus Rentals
Visit One-of-a-Kind Attractions like Pearl Button Museum or World’s Largest Truck Stop in Muscatine, IA
Name-wise, Muscatine is the only city in the United States that does not share its name with another city, unlike many cities in the country. It was known by several names earlier which includes Bloomington and Newburg. It began as a trading post founded by Colonel George Davenport in 1833. Although there are so many theories surrounding the origin of its name, it was Major William Williams who said, in his journal, that ‘Muscatine in English is Fire Island’ when visiting the town in 1849. During the country’s Civil War, Muscatine area was a refuge for escaping black slaves and one of the most prominent activists is Alexander Clark Sr. who was a wealthy timber business owner and real estate speculator. He was prominent because of his encouragement of desegregation in the city’s schooling system; having no formal education during his childhood, he became the second black graduate of the University of Iowa (the first being his son) at the age of 58, wanting to serve as an example to the young men in town. He went on to serve as the country’s diplomatic envoy to various countries. Muscatine was also given the nickname ‘The Pearl Button Capital of the World’ and ‘Pearl of the Mississippi’ because McKee Button Company and Weber & Sons Button Co. were the largest producers of fancy freshwater pearl buttons made out of freshwater mussel shells harvested from the Mississippi River. Visitors can learn about the intricate details to these parts of the city’s history at various museums.
There are, of course, other points of interest you might want to check out and it includes sites like the city’s gorgeous Riverfront, Mark Twain Scenic Overlook, Muscatine Community Stadium, Pearl City Rugby Field, Muscatine History and Industry Center, Muscatine Art Center, Stanley Gallery, Kent Stein Park, Weed Park & Aquatic Center, Downtown and West Hill, Pearl Button Museum, Discovery Park and Environmental Learning Center, W. Joseph Fuller House and Sinnett Octagon House, just to name a few. Visiting these fun attractions in and around Muscatine will prove to be far more comfortable and convenient when you have access to a reliable charter bus, coach, mini bus, party bus, school bus or corporate vehicle, especially when you are organizing a trip for a night-out at Sticks N’ Stones Bar & Billiards, visit attractions like Riverbend Theater Collective or have a field trip at Pearl Button Museum or Muscatine History & Industry Center. Or when you have the chance to, be sure to bring the charter bus to Deep Lakes Park for a relaxing trip or make it a fun weekend outing to Wildcat Den State Park instead. So, if you have a wedding reception, corporate outing, field trip or a summer camping trip coming up, all you need to do is to give US Coachways a call to find out more about our affordable charter bus rental packages.
Visitors will Never Run out of Things to do When Visiting Muscatine, IA
Regardless of age, preference or interest, we think that there are enough points of interest in and around Muscatine to make your trip to the city a memorable one. There are famous art galleries, casinos, museums and outdoor attractions for recreational activities like hiking and kayaking. Read more about them below.
- Entertainment & Amusement Parks — Looking for a place to chill out with family and friends or organizing a summer event in Muscatine? Bring the kids out to Muscatine Aquatic Center which is a fantastic spot for summer vacations and a place for visitors to chill and hang out in. There are also indoor attractions like Sticks N’ Stones Bar & Billiards which holds free music nights, Beer Pong, 9 Ball Friday Nights and 8 Ball Sunday Night tournaments, Jumer’s Casino Rock Island which has more than 42,000 square feet of casino space with more than 1,000 slot machines and wide range of table games for patrons to use. The casino has won the award of Best Casino as nominated by the readers of Casino Player and Midwest Gaming & Travel. If gaming is not your cup of tea, you might enjoy some glow bowling and the full bar offered by Plamor Lanes or a movie night-out with your loved ones at Plaza Theaters.
- Art & Culture — On top of offering visitors with a rare glimpse into the past glories of the art center and art exhibits, Muscatine Art Center offers art classes to students of all ages at its facility while River’s Edge Gallery has been around since it was built in the 1880s. The mansion consists of 3 floors of public gallery featuring original artwork from local painters and artists. Zola Gallery, in the meantime, focuses on local ecology with many of its paintings and prints being nature-related. It also has community projects, workshops and special exhibitions all year round. Other art and cultural attractions in and around Muscatine, the Riverbend Theater Collective features theatrical and musical performances from the locals all year round and ComedySportz Quad Cities in Rock Island where the best comedic acts have made their way here, much to the delight of the locals.
- Restaurant & Shopping — Yearning for some delectable dishes to satiate your appetite or maybe you are looking for a place to have a birthday party? There are lots of great places to choose from and it includes Korean and Asian Fusion dishes like egg rolls, bulgogi or shrimp fried rice at Yacky Shack, yummy Mexican cuisine like tortas at El Olmito, scrumptious Thai lettuce wraps for lunch at Tantra Thai Bistro and mouth-watering burgers, chicken wings and sandwiches to sample at Boonie’s On The Avenue. One of the most unique shopping destinations in the region includes Walcott’s Iowa 80, the World’s Largest Truck Stop. The size of a small shopping mall, the attraction is owned and operated by TA truckstop chain.
- Historical Sites & Landmarks — There are two of the most unique historic sites around in Muscatine and they are the Pine Creek Grist Mill and Pearl Button Museum. Pine Creek is where visitors will get to learn, first hand, the working of a historic grain mill while Pearl Button Museum showcases unique shell cutters from as far back as the 1900s. There are very few such museums sites left in the world so, be sure to check them out when in town. Muscatine is and was a very industrial city, therefore, do not miss the chance to check out Muscatine History & Industry Center which is dedicated to various industries that had fueled the city’s growth - Monsanto, Bandag and many more. If you’ve ever been curious about the history of trucking in the United States, bring the charter bus to Iowa 80 Trucking Museum in Walcott and there are vintage trucks, antique engines, schematics and photographs of unique antique vehicles. Herbert Hoover, a former President of the United States, used to live in West Branch, IA, a short drive away from Muscatine. You can learn about him and his contributions to the country at his former two bedroom home which has been preserved. The home is open for tours all year round but for group tours, give them a call ahead of time.
- Parks & Outdoor Activities — People will get to enjoy approximately 1.5 miles of hiking and biking trail, picnic spots, fishing ponds and an Environmental Learning Center at Discovery Park which is located at the heart of Muscatine, IA. Weed Park has a 3-acre lagoon along its 72 acres parks with an aquatic center, zoo, rose garden, playground and a bandstand and the amenities are often used by the locals for volleyball, tennis, picnics and fishing. People will also get to enjoy kayaking, hiking and nature watching at Deep Lakes Park, bring the charter bus to enjoy the nature conservancy while learning about the large number of flora and fauna at Swamp White Oak Preserve, go camping at the historic landmarks along Wildcat Den State Park. The attraction features an extensive interconnected network of trails for hikers to explore. Taking the spotlight at Kent Stein Park in downtown Muscatine are the softball and baseball fields. If that is not enough, there are also picnic areas and a horseshoe court for people of all ages to enjoy.
Renting an Affordable Charter Bus for Events in Muscatine, IA, has Never Been Easier with US Coachways
Whether you wish to rent a charter bus for an event like a wedding, a birthday party, corporate event, fundraising dinner, team-building event or a church outing, US Coachways has just the right bus rental package for you. Our customer service representatives have been trained to answer just about any question you might have about gaining access to these reliable vehicles. Contact us today to find out more about these budget-friendly ground transportation packages.