Bald Eagle Appreciation Days
City of Christmas
Civil War Reenactment
L-Bird Convention & Fly-In
Rollin on the River Blues Fest
Area Antique Shops
Bridge Observation Deck
Keokuk National Cemetery
Keokuk Veterans' Memorial
Lock & Dam #19
Miller House Museum
The Grand Theatre
Verity River Museum
Keokuk Event Calendar
Tri-State Area Event Calendar
Visitor Guide Request
of Historic Places
Parks and Recreation
You’re invited to enjoy the many opportunities for fun and
relaxation through our many Keokuk area recreation options!
Keokuk’s numerous parks provide scenic overlooks, picnicking, disc golf, tennis and basketball courts, walking/jogging trails, playgrounds, softball and baseball fields, in-line skating and an outdoor swimming pool.
To reserve a park shelter, contact the Keokuk City Offices at 524-2050.
Bluff Park G & Park Street
A great spot to see three local states: Iowa, Illinois & Missouri. The park has playground equipment and a picnic area.
Estes Park 5th & Main Street With gazebo, gardens & sidewalk, this park was named after the Estes House which was a military hospital during the Civil War.
Gateway Park 1st & Main Street This beautiful park can be viewed upon entering Keokuk from the bridge. Combined efforts of the city of Keokuk, Main Street, Inc., master gardeners and area volunteers revitalized this area with lighting, gardens, pathways and seating to welcome visitors and locals alike.
Joyce Park Highway 218 North Keokuk’s newest park is home to one of the finest softball/baseball fields around and a concession stand for those humid Iowa nights.
Kilbourne Park 20th & Timea Street Three short blocks from the National Cemetery. The park has a playground, picnic area and a shelter house.
Kiser Park 14th & Palean Street Offers basketball, baseball/softball, and a playground.
Rand Park North 17th & Park Lane 50 acres of rolling green hills and a manicured bluff to witness a breathtaking, panoramic view of the Mississippi River. This park offers a large playground, stone shelter houses, flower gardens, fishing, ice skating, 18 hole disc golf, tennis courts and a baseball/softball field.
Rees Park 7th & K Street Two large pillars welcome you to this little park that offers basketball, baseball/softball field and a playground. The pillars were saved from a fire in Chicago and brought to Keokuk to pay tribute to Thomas Rees’ mother and father in 1921.
Riverview Park 2nd Street & Bank Street
Tolmie Park Plank Road Keokuk’s second largest park offers you walking/exercise trails, shelter house, basketball & tennis courts, ice skating, roller blading, a community pool and a playground.
Triangle Park Corner of Park Place & Grand Avenue Sight of the 1853 Keokuk Mormon Encampment. It was here that many of the Mormon faith started their migration to Salt Lake City, Utah. Today, it is a small triangular park with playground equipment, a basketball court and a marker remembering those at the Encampment.
Tumelty Park North 17th & High Street Adjacent to the Keokuk Area Hospital and is 3 blocks away from Rand Park. It includes a softball field and a basketball court.
Victory Park Mississippi Drive Located on the riverfront and is home to the Maj. Gen. Samuel Ryan Curtis statue and the George M. Verity Riverboat Museum. This park contains a playground, picnic area, fishing area, walking/exercise trail and a great view of barges going through the Lock & Dam.
Argyle Arena 2972 1705h Ave., Argyle IA 319.838.2046 Team roping, barrel racing, ranch rodeo and more. Spectator admission is free.
Arrowhead Bowl 3535 Main Street 524-4391
Glasscock Shooting Preserve 2359 320th St. 524-4345 or 319.795.3411
Hoerner YMCA 2126 Plank Road 524-6724
Keokuk Aquatic Center 2930 Plank Road 524-1013 Open noon to 7 p.m. Private parties are available from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 to 10 p.m.
Keokuk Public Library 210 N 5th St. 524-1483 The Keokuk Public Library,
in addition to its 70,000 + collection, contains an excellent genealogy section. A Keokuk history room also houses many historical photos and books by Keokuk authors.
Lee County Speedway Lee County Fairgrounds in Donnellson 528-4301
Lindner Aviation 2504 340th St., Keokuk 524-6203 Intro flights available
Plaza 3 Cinema River City Mall, 300 Main St., Keokuk 524-2424
Trinity Trail Wagon Rides 1953 300th St., rural Montrose 319-795-2627 or 319-795-7527. Wagon rides meander through fields, ponds, creeks and woods filled with good, clean, wholesome fun.
Deer Run Golf Course One Deer Run Road Hamilton, IL 217-847-3623
Lake Cooper Golf 3318 Middle Road 524-2404
Keokuk Elks Fairview Golf Club 2200 Lincoln 524-1074 Open to guests of members only.
Located on the Mississippi River, water sports are a natural in the Keokuk area,
from boating and water skiing to fishing. Two boat clubs (one above and one below the dam) and a municipal
boat ramp provide easy access. A canoe and kayak trail is along the Des Moines River, from its beginnings
in northwest Iowa to its confluence with the Mississippi at Keokuk.
Keokuk Yacht Club 2029 River Rd. 524-9469
Southside Boat Club 625 Mississippi River Dr. 524-7122
As a major flyway for migrating water fowl, the Mississippi provides vast opportunities to observe and/or hunt
ducks and geese, and the rural areas surrounding Keokuk are teeming with deer, squirrel, wild turkey, pheasant,
quail and other four-legged game. Nearby Lee County wildlife areas and parks offer trails, historic sites, nordic
skiing, equestrian trails, camping and archery ranges and rock hounds can search the area for goodies. Iowa has some of the best deer, turkey and pheasant
hunting in the nation. Many record deer and turkey have been taken in Southeast Iowa.