Welcome to Our Community
The McGregor & Marquette Chamber of Commerce proudly serves our great community including; Monona, Farmersburg, Luana, Marquette & McGregor. Below you will find more information on the infrastructure of our communities & more on our local attractions. View our Contact page if you have questions for your local chamber and be sure to check out the latest Events and Calander of Events in our community.
Your child’s future success is important to our community. MFL MarMac is a reorganized school district that includes the communities of Monona, Farmersburg, Luana, Marquette, and McGregor. “The mission of the MFL MarMac School District is to meet the needs of all students and guide them to their fullest potential as college and/or career-ready responsible adults.” To contact the school please call the School Information Hotline at 563-539-8699 or 1-866-DOG-NEWS. For more school information and to view the school schedule and calendar of events please visit the school website.
Our library is an important part of our community’s history. The first library in McGregor was founded in 1867. The first library only lasted for 10 years and when it ended the books were given to the local school. Again- the need for a library was recognized and a subscription library began in 1919. The community rallied for a public library and The McGregor Public Library was founded in 1922.
Our library is located at 334 Main Street McGregor, IA 52157.
For questions contact the library at: 563-873-3318.
Mar-Mac Rescue Squad
Ambulance Department in McGregor, IA
Became operational on June 10th, 1968
Today our members are Burton Walters III, Dylan Rumph, Michael and Elizabeth Gilman, Ember Martin, Dale Reinhart, Samantha Ferguson, Dana Ferguson, Randy, and Sarah Grady, Joan Betthauser, Brenda Pankow, Tyler Thornton, Kate Young, Trampus Thornton, Jerry Thornton, Dan Bickel, Nick Stavroplus, Kayla Thompson, and Justin Mezera. Medical Director Dr. DeHart
205 4 St
Mc Gregor, IA 52157
Our police department is the Mar-Mac Police department. They were founded in 1999 and proudly serve the cities of Marquette and McGregor, Iowa. To find out more about your local police department visit the website below or look them up on Facebook.
Mar-Mac Police Department
319 Pleasant Drive
Marquette, IA 52158
Additional Police Contact Information:
Fax: (563) 873-2209
Clayton County Communications Center
(563) 245-2422 (option #1)
Tour our Beautiful Parks & Recreation
The McGregor & Marquette Chamber of Commerce wants tourists and community members alike to appreciate and visit the natural beauty that is our community’s parks and recreation.
Hike Pikes Peak
One of the most well-known landmarks in not only our community but in the great state of Iowa is Pikes Peak State Park – founded by Zebulon Pike in 1805. Young and old alike have spent time touring this historical landmark. Pikes Peak offers the following to its visitors:
• Picnicking / Shelters / Lodge
• Nearby Towns - McGregor and Marquette offer dining and shopping opportunities.
Additionally, there are many nearby recreation sites visitors can include in their trip:
Effigy Mounds National Monument
Villa Louis Historic Site, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.
Ft. Crawford Medical Museum, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.
Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge District Office and Visitor Center, between McGregor and Marquette.
Yellow River State Forest
Explore Effigy Mounds
When studying important historical landmarks in Iowa; you can’t miss the opportunity to study and visit Effigy Mounds. These mounds are considered sacred by many Americans; especially the monument’s 20 culturally-associated American Indian tribes.
Effigy Mounds was established on October 25, 1949, allowing guests to appreciate this piece of Native American History. A visit to Effigy Mounds allows guests to contemplate the meanings of the mounds and the rich history of the people who built them. These mounds are comprised of over 200 American Indian mounds, mostly shaped like animals such as various birds and bears, and are located in one of the most exquisite picturesque sections of the Upper Mississippi Valley. Effigy Mounds are truly a sight to behold.
Effigy Mounds are located at:
151 IA-76, Harpers Ferry, IA 52146
Open 7 days a week - 9:00am – 4:00pm
Visit Effigy Mounds
Discover Driftless Area Wetlands Centre
If you are looking for an educational experience Driftless Area Wetlands Centre is a nature center that provides a fun and interactive learning experience for families, school groups, church groups, scout groups, and vacationers. Through nature discovery and exploration, any aged individual can learn about nature. The centre hosts events; as well as has daily hours for explorations.
The center provides a variety of activities to learn about: the Birds and animals of the prairie & wetlands, astronomy & geology,
amongst other nature-related subjects
Open April – October
Tuesdays - Saturdays
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Trails and the outdoor pavilion are open daily from sunrise to sunset, year-round
There is no fee; donations are welcome!
Driftless Events Calendar
Clayton County Conservation & Osborne Park
Visit and enjoy the natural resources and recreational opportunities in Clayton County http://www.claytoncountyconservation.org/
The Osborne Park is located 5 miles south of Elkader on Highway 13 and features a Native Wildlife Exhibit, walking trails, open shelters, Nature and Welcome Center, gift shop. Learn more about Osborne Park and Welcome Center.
Enjoy Our City Parks
The McGregor & Marquette Chamber of Commerce takes pride in our community’s city parks. We urge our residents and visitors to get outside and visit one of our local parks. To learn more about our community visit our Events and Calendar of Events. Be sure to keep up with our latest NEWS and Contact us with any questions.
Artesian Park - Located on the corner of 4th and Ann streets behind the McGregor Public Library. Playground, picnic tables, and benches.
Bluffside Garden - Located next to the bluff on A Street. Features a variety of annuals, perennials, and shrubbery.
Determination Park - Located in the Ridgewood West Subdivision. Large playground, shelter house, volleyball court, picnic tables, and benches
Peace Park - Located on West Main Street. Gazebo, flower garden, Veteran’s Memorial (in progress) benches, and picnic tables.
Riverfront Park McGregor - On the Mississippi River. Shelter house, pubic boat dock and ramp, picnic tables, gas grill (bring your own LP Tank) and benches.
Turner Park - On the west edge of McGregor. Shelter house that can be reserved, picnic tables, playground, baseball diamond, practice field, ¼ mile walking track, concession stand. This is a great place to hold outside events for families, organizations and company functions. SPLASH PAD COMING SOON! Call the City of McGregor at 563-873-3795 and reserve the shelter and facilities for your next function.
Bloody Run Park
Located just west of Marquette, this park is nestled between rolling limestone bluffs, Bloody Run is a 135-acre park that provides both excellent trout fishing and camping opportunities. With over 19 primitive campsites, campers have the opportunity to enjoy nature without the hum of air conditioners.
City Park, Marquette, Iowa
Marquette Riverfront - On the Mississippi River just one mile or the McGregor Riverfront Park. Nestled between the banks on Bloody Run Stream and the Mississippi River in the shadow or U.S. HWY 18 Bridge. Riverfront Park is a popular venue for the 4th of July celebration fireworks & Lazy River Beer & Wine Fest.