Get Fresh Air With Outdoor Muscatine Activities
Muscatine is a mecca for great outdoor activities, and the best part is that you don't have to travel far from The Merrill Hotel & Conference Center. Spend the day splashing around at the Riverside Park splash pad or drop a line in for some great fishing at Deep Lakes Park. Whatever you choose, The Merrill is there for your return.
- Ardon Creek Vineyard and Winery
Founded on a 160-year-old farm, this 4.1-acre vineyard has a variety of winter-hardy grapes and the technology they need to vent and bottle the grapes right in the winery.
- 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.
- FootGolf Course
Located on the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course is a field that accommodates a unique sports-combination of soccer and golf. The game largely follows the rules of golf, but is played with a soccer ball on shortened holes with 21-inch diameter cups.
- Home Run Hitters
Muscatine's indoor baseball and softball training facility is open year-round and features five batting cages that use a pitching machine, but can also accommodate live throws and pitching. It's available for groups, teams, and parties.
- 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
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 Art center
This historical building, known as the Musser Mansion, for it's original occupant, houses a museum, dining room, music room, reception room, second floor galleries, library, and memorial bedroom.
- 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 Disc Golf Course
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.
- 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. The facility offers a complete pro shop, concession area, cart rental, and driving range.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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, 10 tennis courts, and 2 sand pit 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.