Muscatine is an American city located in Muscatine County, Iowa. Muscatine has a population of about 23.000 residents and an area of 18 square miles and is the county seat of Muscatine. The city is famous because no other locality in the United States bears the same name.
Muscatine was founded by Americans and Europeans in 1833 and was incorporated under the name of Bloomington in 1939. Because in the Midwest there are several towns named Bloomington, the mail would always get lost and the officials of the town decided to rename it Muscatine.
The city has a lot of sister cities - in Argentina - Crespo and Parana, in Ukraine - Drohobych, in Russia - Kislovodsk, in Poland - Lomza, in Germany - Ludwigslust, in Uruguay - Paysandu and in Pallestine - Ramallah.
Sinnet Octagon House is an octagonal house located downtown Muscatine. It was built in 1855 and is a two story building made from brick. The building is used in present as an office venue. In 1974 it was added on the National Register of Historic Places.
Muscatine History and Industry Center was opened to show locals and tourists through wonderful collections, the history of this great city. The center has great displays of artifacts gathered from the locals - these used to belong to the early residents of Muscatine.
Kent Stein Park is one of the largest parks of the city and is always crowded, as it offers numerous facilities including sport fields, picnic areas, playgrounds and beautiful gazebos.
Stanley Gallery is an important art gallery of Muscatine, as it displays the most beautiful works of local artists and of those from Muscatine County.
St. Mathias Catholic Church is one of the oldest churches in town and has a wonderful architecture. Although restored, the church has kept all its original decorations.