The community has a warm, welcoming feel combined with big ideas and a clear vision for its future.
DeWitt is typically known as a place to live and commute, with over 2,000 of its 5,300 residents commuting to work outside of the town. What most people don’t know is that more than 2,500 commute to DeWitt for work each day, which reflects the strength of the growing business community.
DeWitt’s downtown has something for everyone. It is full of great shops and restaurants and the town has its own aquatic and fitness centers.
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DeWitt, IA 52742
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DeWitt offers several amenities and high-quality activities. Residents can enjoy everything from paved and offroad bike paths to beautiful parks and boutique shopping.
As a town dedicated to future success, every child in the school district receives a computer. Community members and companies work together to improve life for everyone in the town. The town voted for a slight tax increase in 2018 to pay for the expansion of the library, which will nearly triple the size of the current building.
Perhaps the best example of the warm nature of the town is “Hometown Christmas,” which is an event where every storefront in downtown lights up and most have live window displays. The evening is capped off with a parade where pick-up trucks are covered in lights.
Downtown Shopping and Restaurants: From adorable shops to delicious restaurants, downtown DeWitt has become a destination for locals and tourists alike. Stroll along 6th Street to discover unique items or to grab a cup of coffee. Don’t forget to stop by our DeWitt office while you’re there. There will always be a friendly face to greet you! Discover more about DeWitt’s downtown.
DeWitt Opera House: Visit the Opera House to enjoy a newly released movie, a play or a variety of live performances. It is the longest running business in the area and was established in 1878. In addition to the theater, there is a First Central Art Gallery where local artists display their work.
The Central DeWitt Performing Arts Center: Opened in 2011, the performing arts center fits 799 audience members. It is a joint collaboration with Central DeWitt Community High School and is used for public events in addition to the school performances. You can become a patron, enjoy one of the many live music acts or plays, or volunteer to help keep the center vibrant.
John Bloom: Known for his sweeping landscape murals, John Bloom is the painter of the Midwest. Originally from DeWitt, his work was heavily influenced by Grant Wood. Every year, the City of DeWitt commemorates his contributions with the John Bloom Arts Festival, which is held in the fall.
Westbrook Park: Spanning 100 acres, Westbrook is Dewitt’s largest park. It was founded in 1968 and features playgrounds, picnic shelters, a butterfly garden, an 18-hole disc golf course, baseball and softball fields and a dog park.
Paul Skeffington Memorial Trail: This scenic trail is 10-feet wide and covers over five miles. Enjoyed by runners and bikers alike, the wooded trail takes you through Westbrook Park.
Mountain Bike Trail: Located in Westbrook Park, this two-mile trial is designed for a fun ride. Eventually, the goal is to expand the trail to between five to six miles in length.
German Hausbarn Museum: Here you can explore an authentic hausbarn built in 1660 and shipped to DeWitt where it was reassembled. A hausbarn was a German structure built to accommodate families and their livestock and farm equipment. While here, you can also explore antique farm equipment, see the artistic Freedom Rock and explore the Historical Trinity Church.
Central Community Historical Museum: Dive into the history of Clinton County and the DeWitt area through this museum. You’ll find a variety of exhibits that demonstrate the rich history of the area from the Fox and Saux tribes to the 1950s. In addition to the collections, you can research the genealogy of the area, including families’ histories and marriage records dating back to 1868.
DeWitt Area Veterans Memorial: Built to honor those who served their country from DeWitt and the surrounding areas, this memorial is completely funded by private donations and grants. Veterans’ names and their branch of the military are engraved in this memorial.
Tycoga Vineyard and Winery: Enjoy wine grown and aged right here in Iowa. You can walk through the gorgeous grounds or spend some time inside at their event space.
Lincoln Park: Also known as the Water Tower Park, it features a playground, gazebo and picnic tables for residents to enjoy!