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, the regional center of Southwest Iowa,  and the surrounding area have to offer. The citizens of Creston are proud of their community and look forward to sharing it with you.

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. 

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. 

Over 2,100 acres of water including five lakes, three being Three Mile Lake, Twelve Mile Lake and Green Valley Lake, and over 6,090 acres of publicly owned parks, woodlands, prairies and wetlands all conveniently located within a 25 mile radius of Creston.

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

Creston has been recognized as a Certified Connected Community by the State of Iowa. 

Creston is a Home Base Iowa Community.

Home Base Iowa’s mission is to make Iowa the state of choice for military men and women as they transition to civilian careers.

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 : chamber@crestoniowachamber.com with the information.

Enjoy a video tour of Creston

Chamber Ribbon Cuttings, Coffees and MORE  


Paint Creston Program Again Being Offered in 2021

The Image Enhancement Committee of the Creston Chamber of Commerce is planning to again offer paint and painting supplies through the Paint Creston Program to a minimum of four Creston owner occupied homes in 2021.  This program is subject to change if we experience developments with the COVID-19 virus. If we are able to continue with the program in 2021 these homes selected would join the other 58 homes from the past twelve years.

In the past, some homeowners have been hesitant to participate for fear of increasing their home’s assessed value. According to former Union County Assessor’s, “The assessment on a home will not raise if the home is painted or re-roofed contrary to popular belief.”

In order to be considered for the program, the home needs to be owner occupied, in the city limits of Creston and the home owner must have the ability to get the home painted by October 12, 2021.  In the past the painting or help with it has been done by the home owner, family and friends of the homeowner or organizations that the home owner is involved with,

Each interested homeowner needs to complete an application which is available at the Chamber Office or online at www.crestoniowachamber.com  by clicking on this link or on the Chamber Facebook Page or Chamber Twitter Account.  The completed application must be returned no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 6, 2021, to the Chamber Office, 208 West Taylor Street, Creston, IA.  The mailing address is PO Box 471, Creston, IA, 50801 and the Chamber email address is chamber@crestoniowachamber.com.  Each application will be reviewed and the home owners will be contacted May 21st if their home will receive paint and supplies.

For questions please call the Chamber Office at 641-782-7021 or email us.

Market on Maple – April 24, 2021

Come stroll Uptown Creston for vintage, boutique or handcrafted goods, have a unique food truck experience or homemade tasty treats – Market on Maple in Creston, Iowa, is calling your name. On Saturday, April 24th Market on Maple will feature handmade goods, vintage wares and local artists along with the dance recital for The Spotlight School of Dance happening from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  A band will perform on the Center Stage from 7 to 9 p.m.

Please visit their Facebook Page at Market on Maple.


Twelve Mile Lake is Ranked as one of the Top 5

Multi-Species Lakes in Iowa


Creston: Arts Gallery (Currently closed)

Enjoy art in Uptown Creston at the Creston: Arts Gallery in the Restored Depot, 116 West Adams Street.  

Creston/Union County Visitor Center
626 New York Avenue
is currently closed.


Union County Historical Village Will Open for the Season on Memorial Day Weekend
If you would like additional information or schedule a tour please call
Dick at 641-782-4000


The Creston Farmers’ Market will open for the season on Monday    June 7th at McKinley Park from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The Market will be open every Monday through September 27th.

For questions or information please call 
Alexi at 1-515-447-3952