Welcome to Monona, Iowa!
Located in the heart of the Driftless Area in northeast Iowa with its enchanting ever-changing seasons, you’ll find the “Gardens of Monona” full of beauty, tranquility, and community pride. Walk along the streets and take a peek at the gardens and wooded trails beyond. Admire the beautiful front yards and porches with friendly and neighborly residents offering smiles and waves to welcome folks.
Monona has a lovely community Butterfly Gardens & Trail just waiting for you to meander down its path to take in the beauty of nature at its best. Picnic in the lush garden area deep in woods, but literally located right in town. Listen to the laughter of families enjoying the Family Aquatic Center just across the street. We’re extremely proud of our local military veterans and encourage you to visit our Veteran’s Memorial at Gateway Park & Campgrounds, naming all local veterans who fought in the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf, Iraq, Afghanistan, on up to our modern-day military veterans.
The Monona business community welcomes you to enter its doors to experience northeast Iowa shopping at its best. Monona has a wide array of restaurants / bars, commercial services, and retail shopping, some of which are popular destinations by locals, as well as by our visitors from around the county, state, and beyond. Discover unique treasures and American history at Monona Historical Museum about our town’s settlement on this site a year after the U. S. government opened up “Westward Expansion” a year after the 1832 Blackhawk War was over. The site of Monona resides where two United State “military highways” were built heading west up the valleys through the bluffs of the Mississippi River, intersecting about 12 miles later at Monona. Today, those military highways have been renamed County Road B-45 (at Monona’s eastern boundary) and U. S. Highway 18 / 52 (at Monona’s southern boundary).
Simply spending an afternoon relaxing in one of the beautiful city parks will put you right in the middle of nature . . . while being in the center of town! Enjoy Monona’s City Park which also includes two shelter houses, charcoal grills, picnic tables, Iowa’s first all-inclusive playground equipment, basketball court and more. In the winter time, City Park’s basketball court is transformed into a community ice skating rink. Whether you are visiting, moving in, or opening a business, you and your family are always welcome here in Monona!
Monona Chamber & Economic Development, Inc.
103 W. Center Street – P. O. Box 191
Monona, IA 52159
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Welcome to Monona, Iowa!