Marshalltown Travel Guide

  • Marshall County Museum
    Marshall County Museum
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  • Glick Sower House
    Glick Sower House
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  • Marshall County Courthouse
    Marshall County Courthouse
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Marshalltown Things to Do

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    by Basaic Updated Oct 24, 2013

    Marshalltown is a nice sized town of about 28,000 (up 6% since 2000) located along Iowa Highway 14 just north of US Highway 30 (The Lincoln Highway) in Central Iowa. In 1851 Henry Anson decided to build a cabin in what he called “the prettiest place in Iowa” and Marshalltown began. Anson named the town Marshall after his prior home of Marshall, Michigan. Anson’s son “Cap” was a professional baseball player, one of the first “superstars” and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Actress Jean Seberg (Breathless) was also born here. Marshalltown is the county seat of Marshall County. Marshal County was formed in 1846 and named for John Marshall a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The current Marshall County Courthouse was completed in 1886 by John C. Cochrane using the Classical Revival style of architecture and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Marshalltown Restaurants

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    by Basaic Written Oct 24, 2013

    $22 as of August 2013. Applebee's advertises itself as a neighborhood type place and frequently it is. The food is good and the atmosphere semi-casual. You fit in here in a suit or in jeans. The Applebee's in Marshalltown was no different. My waitress was friendly and efficient and my food was very tasty. I also really liked the hostess. Her name was Silver but her hair was bright blue, and she was quite cute. Could not talk her into a photo though ;-(

    Favorite Dish: My Three Cheese Chicken Penne was quite good, although I am not sure my heart doctor would approve.

    Applebee's
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