Discover UC

Creative Placemaking

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Relax, Explore & Create

Union County was born out of hard-working, close knit farm communities and railroad camps that took root among southwest Iowa's rolling hills during the bustling westward expansion of the mid-19th century. Our community celebrates our rich history and tradition and welcomes new development, innovation and events. Click on the photos to the left and learn about some of the places there are to discover while you are in Creston and surrounding communities. Can't decide? We have a sample day planned for you at the end of each page!

Cultivating Innovation - Rooted In Tradition.


Banner Graphics By Kelsey Buck.


Arts & Culture

Creston Arts serves as the voice for the arts community. We strive to connect and support the arts in the community as a means to create transformation and believe the arts are a public good critical to our region’s success.



Fishing, golf, trails, camping, we have it all! If you are an outdoor enthusiast, Union County will not disappoint. Click on the link to view information regarding our many outdoor amenities.



Whether it's a day trip to Chicago or overnight to Denver, your next getaway has never been easier. Our restored depot, located in the center of our Uptown District is the starting point for your next adventure!