Discover big-city culture in small-town Iowa. If your passion is history, music or theatre, Mount Pleasant is the place to be.
Restaurateurs are ready to serve up a variety of delicious dishes. Whether it’s a business dinner at a fine dining establishment or pizza with the kids, Mount Pleasant is the perfect place, with family style eateries, quaint cafés and elegant dining backdrops. Classic American-style dishes, local pub fare and fast-food establishments are fused with authentic ethnic foods for the adventurous eater. No matter what you choose…you can eat here and eat well!
After a tasty meal, consider taking in a high-quality production by the renowned Mount Pleasant Community Theatre Association. A part of the area’s rich cultural community since 1969, the theatre troupe provides unmatched performance experiences for its audiences through a multitude of various productions. The association has performed popular productions such as “The Sound of Music,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and many other dramas and children’s plays to community acclaim.
Music lovers will take pleasure in the beautiful sounds of the Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra, a regional orchestral company based at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant. SEISO offers a subscription series and performs an annual slate of events, including school tours, pop concerts and summer concerts. Youth competitions and string festivals are also part of SEISO’s quality programming.
The Mount Pleasant Public Library satisfies literary needs through a collection of more than 52,000 materials, including print, large print, DVDs, recorded books, music CDs and more. Housed in the newly renovated Library and Community Center, the library offers 19,000 square feet of learning space, complete with state-of-the-art technology, work rooms, free public-use computers and wireless Internet access, and children’s and genealogy research areas. Summer reading programs for children, a story hour for preschoolers, book talks for youth and adults and a range of further programming are all supplied through the library.