Known as the "Home of Great Beginnings," Clarinda offers a perfect blend of modern attractions paired with historical gems. Learn more about the life of America's favorite big band leader at the Glenn Miller Birthplace Home & Museum or explore the area's past and future at the Nodaway Valley Historical Museum. Stop by the community's restored Carnegie Library to admire the Clarinda Carnegie Art Museum's vast collection. For more action-filled fun, catch a Clarinda A's baseball game during the summer.
Head downtown to enjoy shopping for unique gifts at Taylor Pharmacy, antiques and collectibles at D&D Treasures or clothing and accessories at Weil's Clothing.
Outdoor Adventures & Exciting Eateries
Get your steps in a Nodaway Valley Park, which offers panoramic views of the Nodaway River with its extensive trail system, picnic areas and playing field. Or enjoy a peaceful stroll along the 1-mile Clarinda Community Trail.
Once you've worked up an appetite, enjoy an authentic Mexican meal at Mi Casita Diner, old-style sandwiches and steak at J. Bruner's, a hearty breakfast at Robin's Nest Cafe & Bakery or a coffee and pastry from Garrison Coffee House.
Enjoy our shopping, unique dining and annual events, including Iowa’s Largest Handmade Craft Carnival, Cruzin’ Clarinda and the Southwest Iowa Band Jamboree.