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  



Upcoming Legislative Coffees in 2021

During the 2021 Legislative Session the Chamber will once again provide you an opportunity to ask our Legislators questions during virtual Legislative Coffees using Zoom. This year we will be combining with Adams and Cass Counties. The Coffees have been scheduled to run from  9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday March 13th and April 10th.   We are asking you to submit your questions in writing either by emailing the Chamber, calling the Chamber or to the Chamber Facebook Page by Noon on March 11th.  Currently Representative Tom Moore and Senator Tom Shipley are planning to attend. Please mark your calendars now and plan on Zooming one or all of the sessions.  All coffees are open to the public at no charge.

Zoom Meeting Information for March 13th to follow.


Market on Maple – April 24, 2021

If you are a vendor that sells, vintage, boutique or handcrafted goods, have a unique food truck 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 Spotlights School of Dance.

Please visit there Facebook Page at Market on Maple or email at crestonmarketonmaple@gmail.com


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 is closed until further notice.
If you would like additional information or schedule a tour please call
Dick at 641-782-4000


The Creston Farmers’ Market is currently closed for the season.

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