About the Community


Hamburg is a hometown to all, and the cornerstone of Iowa. Although it may be small, this community has a big heart. Established in 1858 as southwest Iowa's port on the Missouri River, the community has survived multiple floods and has stayed resilient through it all.

This agricultural community houses unique local features, such as our 100 year-old Carnegie library building, a large park with a Freedom Rock and military memorial, a local school that includes a small farm, a local pool, and much more.  Halfway between Omaha and Kansas City with easy access to Interstate 29, Hamburg is home to the end (or the beginning) of the Loess Hills Bike Trail, and a matter of minutes from Waubonsie State Park.

In addition to the many businesses which survived the recent floods, such as Stoner Drug, the Blue Moon and  the Colonial Theater, we have added new businesses like Relax and Unwind and Dollar General.  The town is moving forward on a new hotel and a large meat locker/butcher shop on Main Street.  A walking trail and a mini-golf course are on the drawing board, and Grape Community Hospital and  Hamburg Medical Clinic continue their long tradition of providing quality medical care for our citizens and the area.  

Hamburg is home to the annual Popcorn Day celebration in September, the Saturday after Labor Day. With a parade, flea market, and free popcorn, what’s not to love?