The greater Burlington area is situated on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. It is an area rich in heritage and progressive in the use of resources. Graced by four seasons, there is a variety of activities for all ages year-round. From ice skating in one of our parks or cross-country skiing at Starr's Cave Nature Center to watching minor league baseball at Community Field when the weather begins to warm, there is something for everyone. In the summer, many choose to boat on the river or swim at the water park or one of the community pools. Hiking and golfing are two other recreational opportunities available.
Education is a high priority in Iowa and Burlington has much to offer. One new middle school has been completed and another is currently under construction. The elementary schools have been rebuilt or completely remolded. Southeastern Community College offers two-year degree programs and several adult education courses for special interests. A new public library with meeting rooms and a coffee shop offers a well-stocked array of resources.
Entertainment programs from Broadway musicals to string quartets are provided by Civic Music Organization. Southeast Iowa Symphony, Friday Fests, and Praise at the Port are more chances to enjoy the local musical talent.
History is abundant with Victorian-era homes on the river bluff and architecturally rich buildings downtown. Burlington was the first territorial capital of Iowa at which time it was populated with Native Americans who used to hunt and fish here.
As the tenth-largest town in Iowa, Burlington offers many amenities. Great River Medical Center provides for the regions health care with state of the art technology and great patient care. The local shopping mall provides indoor comfort and the downtown district has some unique shops as well.