was established in 1869 when the Rock Island Railroad
came through from Des Moines going to Council Bluffs.
Our name came from a poem by Thomas Moore called "The
Meeting of the Waters." This derived from
an old Irish tale, "Vale of Avoca," meaning
where the bright waters meet.
IA is conveniently located at the junction of Interstate
80 and US Highway 59. Please click on all of our
links at the left to see all the amenities that we offer.