If there’s one area of Iowa that doesn’t get as much attention as others, it’s probably the southern part of the state. South of Des Moines, especially in the center of the state, you won’t find any big cities. What you will find is a lot of surprisingly charming small towns that are incredibly welcoming to visitors looking for an out-of-the-way destination – towns like Creston, which has about 7,500 people and a thriving cultural scene. Paying tribute to this town’s rich agricultural and railroad history, many of the best things to do in Creston, Iowa make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. From a stunning park to a rustic steakhouse, and even a still-operating livestock auction, Creston is the perfect place to visit when you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Have you visited this rustic town in southern Iowa? Tell us your favorite things to do in Creston, Iowa in the comments section! You can find the full menu of Spencer’s Chophouse on the official website, and the Creston Livestock Auction’s website has the full schedule available.  Creston is one of Iowa’s rail hubs, so take a look at these epic train rides you can take in Iowa.

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