A Rich Heritage of Commerce and Agriculture
Burlington, Iowa might not be one of the most well-known cities in the US, but that doesn’t diminish its river-town charm. Des Moines’ county seat boasts several sites and landmarks that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is home to the truly beautiful, but logic-defying Snake Alley. This alley is the site of races, events and other local happenings and was once labeled the “crookedest alley in the world.”
A Beautiful History
Not only does Snake Alley draw in locals and visitors to experience its twists and turns, Burlington is full of history. Visit the Hawkeye Log Cabin, the Phelps House Museum or one of the many beautiful churches in the city. In fact, Burlington is known for its skyline full of steeples.
The Outdoors and the Arts
Residents of Burlington love the access to beautiful parks, disc golf courses and hiking trails. Get gorgeous views of the Mississippi River from Crapo Park or stroll through Riverside Park and enjoy the lighthouse and gazebo.
If the weather isn’t conducive to outdoor play, there is plenty happening indoors. Check out VenuWorks for a variety of live performances, the historic restored Art Deco Capital Theater or catch a cabaret at the Des Moines County Heritage Center. Between the indoor shows and the outdoor festivals (like Steamboat Days), there’s always something to do in Burlington.
Grow and Work Smart
Burlington has a great school district, with five elementary schools, two middle schools and a high school. The area is also served by Southeastern Community College where you can continue your education or take classes to learn something new post-high school.
The area is also home to large companies, like General Electric, and Great River Medical Center, a medical campus that is the largest employer in the area. Options for employment abound throughout Burlington, including team positions with Shearer’s Snacks.
Shearer’s is proud to be one of the largest manufacturing companies in Burlington, where we’ve had the pleasure of witnessing first-hand the long legacy of pride and hard work the residents put into everything they do.