We love the Midwest and think that you will too. Marshalltown, Iowa is a very friendly, diverse community surrounded by rolling hills of beautiful farmland. Area industries range from agriculture, to blue collar manufacturing, to high-tech engineering, to cutting edge virtual environments, to even a world-renown eye surgical clinic.

Marshalltown is a unique place. We maintain a small town feel but are centrally located within an hour of multiple Iowa cities (Only 35 minutes from Iowa State University in Ames). Three to five hours of driving can place you in Omaha, Kansas City, The Twin Cities, or Chicago. Nearby airports can get you anywhere. Locally, there are plenty of outdoor activities available and our community has "at least one of everything" meaning a great pizza place, local shopping, movie theater, excellent golf courses, churches, great schools, etc. We love our community and invite you to visit and stay!

Pet-Friendly Activities in Marshalltown, IA

Marshalltown Dog Park

1000 Woodland St, Marshalltown, IA, 50158

Located at the east end of Riverview Park, Marshalltown Dog Park features 4.5 acres of grassy, off-leash fun in Marshalltown, IA. This fenced park offers a separate area for small dogs, a water spigot near the gate and lots of trees. There is a daily use fee per dog, or you can apply for an annual dog park membership through Parks & Recreation.

Grimes Farm and Conservation Center

2349 233rd St, Marshalltown, IA 50158

Experience this 1.5-mile loop trail near Marshalltown, Iowa.  This is a popular trail for birding, hiking, and walking, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime.

Heart of Iowa Kennel Club AKC Dog Show

1308 E Olive St, Marshalltown, IA 50158

Yearly AKC dog show held at the Central Iowa Fairgrounds in October

Central Iowa Fair

1308 E Olive St, Marshalltown, IA 50158

The Central Iowa Fair Association welcomes you to Marshalltown! The Central Iowa Fairgrounds are located on the southeast side of Marshalltown right off of Highway 30. We host many events year around on the grounds including the Central Iowa Fair, Rodeo’s, Stock Car Races, Bingo, Livestock Events, Craft Show, Weddings, Banquets, Receptions, and so much more. We welcome and encourage your family to come out and enjoy one of our many events we host throughout the year.  Check each event prior to bringing your dog to make sure there aren't pet restrictions.

Linn Creek Recreational Trail

The Linn Creek Recreational Trail is dog friendly with your pup staying on a 6 ft or shorter leash while in the parks. This trail connects the Grimes Farm to Marshalltown's bike trail system. The trail and several short loops link areas that provide a variety of outdoor diversions: camping at Riverview Park, the Nicholson-For Wetlands and OHV Park, the Marshalltown Family Aquatic Center, adult softball and Little League diamonds, playgrounds and picnic areas, and the GrimesFarm and Conservation Center.

Pet-Friendly Restaurants in Marshalltown, IA

Legends American Grill

2902 S Center St, Marshalltown, IA, US, 50158

At Legends American Grill on S Center Street, you and Fido don't have to be legends to be treated like one. Outside, they offer ten pet-friendly tables for dogs and their owners.

Tremont Grille

26 W Main St, Marshalltown, IA, US, 50158

Tremont Grille, located in Marshalltown, IA, is a casual eatery that serves up a variety of delicious American-style eats.  Fido is welcome to join you at one of their two pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal.

Culver's Marshalltown

16 Iowa Ave W, Marshalltown, IA, US, 50158

Culver's in Marshalltown has dog-friendly outdoor tables, so you can bring Fido along. Although they don't have a full dog menu, pup cups are available on request. This fast-food chain restaurant is known for signature ButterBurgers and fresh frozen custard.

Dairy Queen

711 N 3rd Ave, Marshalltown, IA, US, 50158

Dairy Queen has a drive thru and outdoor tables where you can enjoy a hamburger, hot dog or dipped cone with Fido. Just no chocolate on his!

Dairy Queen

2107 S Center St, Marshalltown, IA, US, 50158

Dairy Queen is a popular quick-service ice cream chain restaurant with dog-friendly outdoor seating. This location in Marshalltown, IA, doesn't offer a full dog menu, but pup cups of vanilla ice cream are available upon request.

Pet-Friendly Accommodations in Marshalltown, IA

Rock Island Inn & Suites Marshalltown

3303 S Center St, Marshalltown, IA 50158

Rock Island Inn & Suites Marshalltown welcomes two dogs up to 80 lbs for an additional fee of $20 per night (not to exceed $100 per week). Cats are considered with prior approval from the hotel.

Comfort Inn Marshalltown South

2613 S Center St, Marshalltown, IA 50158

Comfort Inn Marshalltown South accepts two dogs of any size for an additional fee of $10 per pet, per night. Dogs may not be left in the room unattended. There is a grassy area for pet relief on the property. Cats are not permitted.

Hampton Inn & Suites Marshalltown

20 W Iowa Ave, Marshalltown, IA 50158

Hampton Inn & Suites Marshalltown welcomes two pets up to 75 lbs for an additional fee of $75 (for stays of 1 to 4 nights) and $125 (for longer stays). Both dogs and cats are allowed. There are grassy areas on the property for pet use.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marshalltown

102 Iowa Avenue West, Marshalltown, IA 50158

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marshalltown an IHG Hotel welcomes two pets up to 50 lbs in designated rooms for an additional fee of $25 per pet, per stay.

Recommended Pet Services in Marshalltown, IA

The Hometown Veterinarian

101 Iowa Avenue West, Suite 300, Marshalltown, IA 50158

The Hometown Veterinarian is a companion animal hospital offering exceptional medical and surgical care for dogs and cats in central Iowa.

Happy Tails

1006 W. Lincolnway, Marshalltown, IA 5015

Happy Tails has been providing the Marshalltown area with professional pet grooming, boarding and daycare services at affordable prices for over 15 years. We also offer pick-up and drop-off services for your convenience. We are the only social animal facility in Marshall County available 365 days per year.

Paws & Play

1410 Iowa Ave West, Marshalltown, IA 50158

We are not just a boarding kennel and daycare, we're a slice of country charm on the edge of town, where every paw is greeted with a friendly hello!

Carolyn's Clips - Professional Grooming

204 E Linn St, Marshalltown IA 50158

Carolyn's Clips is a full service grooming salon for dogs.

Kanine Klips

207 N 2nd St, Marshalltown, IA 50158

Kanine Klips is a home-based grooming salon. Your dog will be well taken care of in a relaxing stress-free environment

Pet-Related Groups in Marshalltown, IA

Animal Rescue League

1921 Taylor Ave, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

The A.R.L. is our local animal shelter. Visit them to adopt your new furry family member, volunteer, or donate.

Heart of Iowa Kennel Club

Our local kennel club that is helping to promote responsible pet ownership. You do not need to own a purebred dog to join.