Centerville, Iowa is the big thing.
Come and see for yourself -- you'll find a vibrant, bustling town square full of unique shops, restaurants,
cafes, and local businesses. There are no rows of empty storefronts here, folks. You'll also find that many residents call town square "home" -- our
renovated buildings provide apartment living above many businesses.
While you're on the square, you'll instantly be drawn to The Continental. Built as a hotel and restaurant in 1893, The Continental offers executive suites, upscale apartments for the well elderly, as well as the area's leading restaurant.
Here in Centerville, you'll find two of the most unique shopping experiences in Iowa: The Columns
and The Shoppes at Bradley Hall. Visitors often remark that these stores have a unique ambience that lends itself to spending hours getting lost
in the shops. The shopping is second to none, and the mansions are remarkable in their architecture and restoration.
If you're feeling a
little bit country, or if you have a hankering to experience small-town
life, step just outside of Centerville to see Exline, Iowa. This tiny
town—just 191 Iowans—boasts several big ideas. The Exline
Old Country Store & Antique Exchange is a new business with an old
philosophy: every small town needs a place for the community to gather.
Whether you’re looking for lunch or a mean game of checkers, you'll
find it at the Country Store.
Just northwest of city limits,
you'll find Rathbun Lake. This 11,000 acre lake is a playground
for boaters, fishermen, and families. It’s also home to Honey Creek State Park, Iowa’s first destination state park.
As part of the Historic Hills,
you’ll love taking in the scenic views on your drive here. Rolling
hills, lush valleys, and bright redbud trees are all commonplace along
the landscape in south central Iowa.
So get the scoop on
the next big thing before everyone else, and Go Centerville!