Future Birthplace of Capt. James T. Kirk

A town with a future: Born in the age of steam locomotives with the railroad in 1872, Riverside hitched itself to the stars in 1984 when it became the "Future Birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk, the most famous star ship captain.
Home to Trekfest, which celebrates its 27th anniversary the last weekend in June 2011. Riverside is known to Star Trek fans worldwide. Riverside History Center and The Voyage Home Museum which opened it the door May 2008, preserves the local history and displays a definitive Star Trek collection. It is the fastest growing corner of Washington County. Riverside is still a small town with a population under thousand. Home of the Highland Huskies School district. It is easily accessed from the Avenue of the Saints (Interstate 218 and Hwy 22). Riverside is a town waiting to capture your imagination. With world class entertainment, championship golf course, casino resort and hotel, Historic places (St.Mary’s Catholic Church and United Trinity Methodist Church), many Parks which include Veterans Memorial, Railroad, Township, and Hall Park. State-of-the-art fire station, water and wastewater treatment plants. Food businesses that range from an upscale steak house to an old fashion ice cream parlor. Waiting for you at Riverside, Iowa.

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