Recreation in Muscatine

Rejuvenate in the fitness center or heated indoor saltwater pool right here at The Merrill Hotel or get out and explore Muscatine by a famous Mark Twain sunrise or sunset. Muscatine, Iowa is a mecca for great outdoor activities and you won't have to travel too far!

Get Fresh Air With Outdoor Muscatine Activities

Deep Lakes Park

Fish, canoe, kayak, hike, and roam this 435-acre park including 130 acres of fishable water from numerous small lakes and ponds.


Disc Golf

Find this 18-hole disc golf course at Fuller Park, accommodating players of all skill levels from first timers to those seeking a more challenging game. 


Home Run Hitters

Muscatine's indoor baseball and softball training facility features five batting cages using a pitching machine, as well as live throws and pitching.


Kent Stein Park

This well-lit 66 acre park includes 9 softball diamonds, 8 baseball diamonds, and 9 horseshoe courts. This park hosts events sponsored by national, state, and local associations with participants of all ages. 


Mairet's Garden Center

Home to the famous Muscatine Melon, Mariet's is one of the last remaining area growers. Here you'll find a bounty of fresh produce and flowers grown throughout the summer, and plentiful pumpkins in the fall.


The Mississippi Mist at Riverside Park in Muscatine, IA

The Mississippi Mist

Find this interactive splash pad right on the Mississippi Riverfront. This fun water-time play area is a riverboat smokestack design that shoots water up to 30 feet in the air, and has four mist jets and four outer water cannons.


Muscatine Aquatic Center

Located inside Weed Park, have summertime fun with five slides (two drop slides, one family slide and two long slides), a zero-depth entry area, and an interactive play structure with kid slide and spray features.


Muscatine Municipal Boat Harbor & Marina

Holding 18 slips for houseboats and 64 slips for pleasure/speed boats, the Municipal Boat Harbor is the perfect place to fill up with gas before spending the day fishing or enjoying water sports.


Muscatine Municipal Golf Course

Hit your golf ball over the water on No. 13 when you take the challenge at this 18-hole traditional course. Complete pro shop, concession area, cart rental, and driving range.


Muscatine Skate Park

Located at Musser Park, this park lets enthusiasts hone their skills on skateboards, roller blades, and BMX bikes in an area suited for their needs. It also features a flat track, obstacle/stunt area with a variety of steel ramps and an in-line hockey rink. 


Muscatine Soccer Complex

This award-winning, 3.8-million-dollar complex consists of 41 acres featuring eight full-sized, premiere soccer fields. The Muscatine Soccer Complex plays host to events sponsored by national, state, and local associations with all ages of participants.



Norbert F. Beckey Bridge

As the only bridge over the Mississippi River featuring LED lights, the Norbert F. Beckey Bridge stretches 1,500 feet and displays fabulous light shows at night. The iconic bridge is also featured in original artwork in The Merrill guest rooms!


Riverside Park

Across from The Merrill Hotel & Conference Center you will find Riverside Park recreational activities like the interactive Mississippi Mist Fountain Splash Pad, basketball courts, playground, and boat launch.


Running River Bike & Pedestrian Trail System in Muscatine, IA

Running River Trail System

With over ten miles of paved and unpaved trails, walkways and parks, the City of Muscatine has more than 550 acres of land where you can run, walk, or bike.


Weed Park

Home to the Muscatine Aquatic Center, this 72-acre park features a Zoo Garden, Rose Garden, playgrounds, bandstand, picnic areas, fishing for children, tennis courts, and volleyball courts.


Wildcat Den State Park

One of the most unique state parks in Iowa located 10 miles east of Muscatine, Wildcat Den State Park has a trail system, rock outcroppings, creeks, and is home to one of Muscatine's original mills, Pine Creek Grist Mill.


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