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Glenwood, Iowa Community Information

Glenwood is truly the best of two worlds! Nestled in the foothills of the Missouri River, Glenwood offers the serenity of a small town and yet is only minutes away from opportunities afforded a larger metropolitan area. A strong attraction for those who work in Omaha is that one leaves the work traffic behind when directed east towards the hills.

Glenwood, the county seat, with a population of 5,200, is a growing community with a progressive yet friendly business district. A picturesque downtown square surrounds a court yard of trees and shrubs framing the Mills County Court House and renown clock tower.

Meet the people...Say “Hello!” We think you will love what our community has to offer.

Glenwood Lake Park, the pride of Glenwood, offers area residents a chance to “kick back and enjoy” a beautiful picnic area surrounding a scenic Glenwood Lake. Adjacent to the park is a five acre recreation and sports complex, complete with tennis courts, ball diamonds, soccer fields, lighted basketball courts, and sand volleyball.

Sports and recreation can also be found at the Glenwood Golf Course, Pony Creek Recreational Area, Glenwood YMCA as well as the Glenwood Sports complex.

Glenwood Churches

Glenwood is also served by sixteen churches (one Roman Catholic and fifteen Protestant), some old, some new. The old retain the foundation on which our community was built while modern new churches show our commitment to the future.


Keep up with Glenwood's proud athletic teams. This site offers information involving “school sports” and “club sports”. Watch a varsity contest live online including audio and video!

Community Activities

Glenwood also has it's own local theater group, the Mills Masquers. The group performs comedies, melodramas, and musicals several times each year, utilizing the amphitheater and their newly constructed playhouse.

Glenwood Public Schools

Glenwood School District, with an enrollment of 1,800, includes two elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. Recent additions to the elementary and high schools help the system keep pace with an ever increasing enrollment.

Additional information for Glenwood

For more information about the Glenwood area contact:

Glenwood Chamber of Commerce
32 1/2 North Walnut
Glenwood IA 51534

Glenwood Scenes

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