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. 

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%.  

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

In August of 2015 Creston was ranked as the 14th Best Commuter City in Iowa by Obrella Insider.  The survey considered  Iowa cities whose population exceeded 3,000 at the time of the survey including methods of commuting and a breakdown of commute durations.

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.  Home Base Iowa will provide veterans with resources that can open doors to job opportunities, welcoming communities and on-going engagement with the military community. 

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



10,000 Crestonians
2016 4th of July Celebration

Schedule of Events


Creston: Arts Uptown Gallery

Creston Arts will present a new gallery show at the Gallery located in the Restored Depot in Uptown Creston, 116 West Adams Street.  The Gallery is open Monday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and Saturday from
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The May Gallery Exhibit
will be the Creston High School Art Students
presenting, "Red Thread".
A Gallery Reception is held the first Friday of every month featuring the artists on display.  The reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Gallery.


Creston/Union County Visitor Center
626 New York Avenue
Is Now Open for the Season
For information please call the
Creston Chamber of Commerce at

Union County Historical Village Will Open On
 May 30, 2016

The Historical Village located at
the south end of McKinley Park will open for visitors on May 30th and be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays,
Memorial Day to Labor Day from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
For additional information or tours
Please call
Dick Anderson at 641-782-4000.

The Creston Farmer's Market
Will Open for the Season at McKinley Park
On June 6th.

The Market will be open Mondays through September 26th from
4 to 6:30 p.m.

For information, please call Brian at


  208 West Taylor/Hwy 34 West    P.O. Box 471, Creston, Iowa 50801      Ph: 641-782-7021   Fax: 641-782-9927   Design: three C design