Come & Explore
DeBoer Grocery Store Museum
320 3rd Street, Ashton, IA 51232
The DeBoer museum still contains the original grocery store shelving and the walk-in meat cooler that once held local produce. The museum is full of history and contains artifacts from the original DeBoer Grocery Store, Hoffman's Shoe Repair, Knutson's Clothing Store and St. Joseph's School. Attached to the museum you will explore a three-room home from 1882 fully furnished from that time period. The museum is open on Memorial Day and throughout the Ashton Town & Country Day’s celebration. There is no cost for admission but donations are always welcome.
The railroad played a very important role in the development of Ashton, the Sioux City and St. Paul Railroad land department laid out the town in 1872. With the railroad came the train depot, which partially still stands today. Trains were used to haul in materials and goods for use in town and the passenger trains brought new people and also took the residents to other places for special events. The old depot and dam make a nice place to take pictures or just sit and relax.
Train Depot & Dam
Ashton City Park
Located on the West side of town, the city park comes
equipped with a basketball court, baseball field, playground
equipment and public restrooms. The park includes a
shelter house that is available for rent (contact
712-724-6167 for availability) and a variety of shaded
picnic areas. The ball field is always open for fun and is
used for the kids Summer Rec programs and the Co-Ed
Slow Pitch Softball league every Wednesday night starting
in April. Join the fun by putting a team together or if you
don't play stop down and grab a hot dog from the snack shack and root for you favorite team. You can find more information about the summer league under the Co-Ed Softball tab under Organizations.
The Wayside Park is located on the East side of town. The park includes a small playground area, working restrooms, basketball/tennis courts, sand volleyball court, pit access for swimming or fishing and a small shelter house equipped with picnic tables. There is a dock to fish off of or a beach area to relax. Get a group together and head on out to the sand volleyball court or take a float on the pit and enjoy the sun.
The Roadside Park is located off old highway 60. The Roadside Park is being converted into a camping area. With direct access to the dam and great fishing areas it is a great place for a quick rest along your journey or a soon to be great place to camp out for the night.