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Welcome to Mapleton, Iowa - Where There's Always Something to Discover!

Nestled in the heart of Iowa, Mapleton invites you to experience a vibrant tapestry of community events, natural wonders, and local charm. Here's a glimpse of what awaits you:

Year-Round Festivities: Join us for a myriad of celebrations. From the electrifying annual 4th of July Celebration to the cozy warmth of Small Business Saturday & Craft Fair, and visiting Santa’s Village, there's always a reason to come together and make memories.

Education Excellence: Explore the academic excellence of the Maple Valley – Anthon Oto Community School District, where students thrive in a nurturing environment. From stellar achievements to dynamic extracurriculars like fine arts, athletics and FFA, our schools embody a commitment to success.

Cultural Haven: Immerse yourself in the literary wonders of the Fisher Whiting Memorial Library, where summer reading programs and engaging activities cater to all ages. Discover a sanctuary for knowledge and imagination in the heart of our community.

Culinary Delights: Indulge your taste buds at our array of dining establishments. Whether you're craving the hearty flavors of Beef and Brew, the cozy ambiance of Graceful Grind Coffeehouse, or the classic charm of The Hawkeye Bar, Mapleton offers a culinary journey for every palate.

Retail Therapy: Embark on a shopping adventure in our quaint downtown district. From unique treasures at Finders Keepers Consignment and The Revolving Closet to fashion-forward finds at Graceful Boutique Co. and Graceful Home, there's something for every style and taste. Don't miss out on the curated selection at Kraft Clothing and the delightful offerings of Maier Family Pharmacy & Gift Gallery and Mapleton Hometown Variety.

Skyward Adventures: Calling all aviation enthusiasts! Explore the skies at the Mapleton Municipal Airport, a haven for private pilots seeking adventure and adrenaline-fueled thrills.

Outdoor Escapes: Catch up with friends for a round of golf at the Willow Vale Golf Course or cool off at the Mapleton Swimming Pool.  Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of nature with hiking and outdoor activities galore. Traverse the scenic trails of Beaver Run, Gray’s Landing, the Prairie Trail, Schoenjahn Wildlife Preserve, and Whiting Woods, courtesy of the Monona County Conservation Board. Experience the serenity and splendor of Iowa's natural landscapes like never before.

Pride and Progress: Since 1878, Mapleton has been a beacon of pride and progress, embodying the  spirit of community and resilience. Join us as we continue to write the next chapter of our storied history, welcoming visitors with open arms and open hearts.

Come and discover the magic of Mapleton, Iowa - where every moment is an adventure waiting to unfold!
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