Visit Wyoming during the Iowa Road Trip this summer! The City of Wyoming is centrally located between Cedar Rapids, Dubuque and Davenport along the banks of the Little Bear Creek and along the Grant Wood Scenic Byway. Wyoming is also known as the “Christmas City” because of its spectacular canopy of lights displayed during the holiday season. The community hosts an annual Christmas City Celebration on the first Saturday in December.
In the past two years the city has replace the Main Street sidewalks, making it easier to access the Main St. businesses. This summer the highway will be redone, improving the entire look of the Main Street.
Ground breaking on the Little Eagles Nest Learning Center will take place soon. The City received a federal grant through the Community Development Block Grant to help in the cost of building the facility that will provide childcare and 3 year old preschool for the community and surrounding area. The childcare center will be located behind the Midland High School & Middle School.
Wyoming Public Library recently received a grant from the Greater Cedar Rapids Area Foundation, Jones County Empowerment Fund to remodel the front of the library building and replace carpet. The project will begin in May.
Work continues on the Calkin’s Barn, located in Calkin’s square. The Calkin’s house, located in the square, is listed in the National Register of historic Places, the home contains many of the original items used by Dr. Martin Calkins, Wyoming's first Mayor. The Dr’s office is one of the few authentic country doctor's offices remaining intact in the Midwest from the 1800's.
Wyoming Historical Museum in Hotel Williams on Main Street provides a showcase of the Wyoming area heritage. The hotel was built in 1878 and operated as a hotel until 1932. Featured is a unique display of pharmaceutical items used in Wyoming's past dating back to the Civil War, and old-fashioned ice cream parlor and a 1926 Cleveland Indians baseball uniform worn by Emil "Dutch" Levsen (formerly of Wyoming). Dutch was the last major league pitcher to pitch, and win, two complete games of a double header. The Museum is expanding.
Each of these museums is open to the public by appointment at no charge.
Wyoming is a small town with a lot to offer!
The Paul Petersen Fitness Center was opened in 2007, in honor of Midland graduate Paul Petersen. The center is located directly across from the high school/middle school. The center is used by the school and athletic groups, memberships to the center are available to students, staff and residents of the Midland District. The center includes a walking area and a variety of fitness equipment.
The Wyoming Fair and 76th annual Horse Show will take place the second weekend in July. The fair includes a parade and family/kids activities on Friday night. Saturday hosts 4-H shows and activities as well as an evening truck & tractor pull. Sunday is the 76th annual Horse Show.
Located on Main Street is FUN, FUN, FUN a live music venue that has hosted a variety of music and cultural events. The locally owned building seats 120 people.
Little Bear Country Club is located just outside city limits. Little Bear is a public, nine hole country club and golf course and features a full size pool. Also located on outside of town is Camp Wyoming. Camp Wyoming is a year round Camp & Conference center supported and owned by the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and is a mission of The Presbytery of East Iowa. Camp Wyoming is accredited through the American Camp Association.
Wyoming is the home of a variety of businesses and services including:
Auto Wash of Wyoming, Wyoming Auto Parts, Citizens State Bank, Hair It Is, Municipal Street Improvements, Inc., Ag Vantage -LP, Ag, & Lumber Company, Wyoming Welding & Crane Service, Wyoming Drug, Crop Production Services, Buchholtz Trucking, Boot's Flowers, Ted's Swinging Door Bar & Grill, Lahey's Funeral Home, Holly's Town Super Market, Podhaski Insurance, Inc., Medical Associates Of Maquoketa, Midland Times, Midland Chiropractic Clinic, Soper's Plumbing, Wyoming Mutual Telephone, Wyoming Veterinary Service, Treasured Stitches, Memorial Hall and Wyoming Senior Dining.
Wyoming is a great place to work, live and play. We hope to be a stop on the road trip this year!