The Creston Chamber of Commerce
Welcomes You To Creston, Iowa

Creston is located in the beautiful rolling hillsides of southwest Iowa. As you learn more about Creston we hope you will see all that Creston and the surrounding area have to offer.

As the regional hub of southwest Iowa for business, education, medicine, industry, shopping and recreation, Creston caters to residents and visitors wanting small-town service with big-town products. Creston has many interesting shops where there is always a friendly face and home-town hospitality. 

Creston is a growing community. Since the last census in 2010 Creston has grown by almost 1%.   It is the largest city between Des Moines and Council Bluffs (2010 Census) in southwest Iowa (I - 80 to the North, I - 35 to the East, the Missouri border to the South and the Missouri River to the West. 

A State of Iowa Report, covering 2005 to 2010,  has Creston and Union County as one of the Top 10 fastest growing areas in the State. Our job growth during this time placed second statewide at 10.5%.  

Recently Creston was honored as a Certified Connected Community by the State of Iowa, becoming the fifth community in the State and the 21st in the Nation so honored at the time.  By receiving this award, Creston has shown through an extensive assessment, our overall broadband and technology  will continue to support economic development and residential quality of life. 

We hope you will come and discover the opportunities that await you in Creston, where the attitudes and hospitality of our community welcomes people of all ages. 

Enjoy a video tour of Creston

The Creston Chamber of Commerce Video


Creston Honored as Iowa's Fifth
Certified Connected Community


Learn More
Chamber of Commerce interactive calendar:

All upcoming events can be found on the Creston Chamber of Commerce interactive calendar. If you would like something added to the calendar please email the chamber at : with the information.

Chamber Ribbon Cuttings,
 Coffees and MORE

Paint Creston Program Available in 2015

The Creston Chamber of Commerce and Image Enhancement Committee are again offering the Paint Creston Program to a minimum of five owner occupied homes in Creston during 2015.  Applications are available at the Chamber Office or online through
May 8th.

Twenty-five homes have been painted in the five years the program has taken place.
Creston: Arts Uptown Gallery

Enjoy art in Uptown Creston.  Each month Creston:Arts will present a new gallery show in the former Water Office at the Restored Depot in Uptown Creston,
116 West Adams Street.
The March Show will be

A Gallery Reception is held on the first Friday of every month to open each gallery show  from
6 to 8 p.m. as part of the Uptown First Friday Events.


The Creston Library will host the artwork of the Iowa Junior Duck Stamp participants during the entire month of March.

Explosive Fishing in Union County

Please click on the following link for a story, Explosive Fishing in Union County,
 that ran in the March/April issue of the
Iowa Outdoor Magazine.

Creston/Union County Visitor Center is
Now Closed for the Season.

The Creston/Union County Visitor Center located at
636 New York Avenue is now closed for the season.
For information please call the
Creston Chamber of Commerce at

Union County Historical Complex is now Closed
For the Season

The Union County Historical Complex, located at the south end of McKinley Park, is now closed
for the season.
For additional information or tours
Please call
Dick Anderson at 641-782-4000.

The Creston Farmer's Market
is Now Closed for the Season

  Creston Chamber of Commerce    P.O. Box 471, Creston, Iowa 50801      Ph: 641-782-7021   Fax: 641-782-9927   Design: three C design