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. 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.
The McGregor library is an important part of the communities 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. For more information, 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.
The McGregor- Marquette Police department is also known as the Mar-Mac Police department. The department was founded in 1999 and proudly serves the cities of Marquette and McGregor, Iowa. To find out more about the local police department visit the website below or look them up on Facebook.
You can also call the Clayton County Communications Center for more information.
(563) 245-2422 (option #1)
Tour our Beautiful Parks & Recreation
The McGregor & Marquette Chamber of Commerce invites tourists and community members to appreciate and visit the natural beauty of the local parks and recreation.
Pikes Peak State Park
One of the most well-known landmarks in not only in the McGregor- Marquette 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 include McGregor and Marquette that offer dining and shopping opportunities.
The park is open year round.
While visiting historical landmarks in Iowa; you can’t miss the opportunity to 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 is 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
Driftless Area Wetlands Centre
If you are looking for an educational experience, visit the Driftless Area Wetlands Centre. This nature center provides a fun and interactive learning experience for families, school groups, church groups, scout groups, and vacationers. Through 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: birds and animals native to the prairie and wetlands. There is also an opportunity to learn about astronomy and geology along with 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
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 by visiting their website at www.claytoncountyconservation.org
Enjoy Our City Parks
The McGregor & Marquette Chamber of Commerce takes pride in our city parks. We invite you to enjoy family gatherings, sporting events and more at our local parks.
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. Splash pad, 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. 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
Located on "the bench" behind the Casino. This park offers a playground, ice skating rink (winter season only), picnic area, and ball diamond.
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.
McGregor & Marquette City Information
416 Main Street
PO Box 505
McGregor, IA 52157