Welcome to Historic Lisbon, Iowa!

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Mayor Beryl O’Conner

Lisbon is a community of approximately 2,200 residents nestled in the heart of Eastern Iowa and located amid the metropolitan areas of Mount Vernon, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. Located along Highway 30 and the Historic Lincoln Highway Lisbon’s proximity to these metropolitan areas allows for citizens to enjoy work and recreation in larger cities while coming home to their small-town community.

The quality of life for Lisbon residents is second to none with a highly regarded Early Childhood Development Center, K-12 school system, senior living options and beautiful and safe neighborhoods. Lisbon is also located 2 miles from Cornell College in Mount Vernon and 1 mile from a medical district offering services from emergency medicine to dentistry.

Known for its Sauerkraut Days Festival celebrated each year in August, Lisbon is also home to the Lisbon History Center and is an official Lincoln Highway Tourist stop.

Downtown Lisbon literally connects to uptown Mount Vernon via the old Lincoln Highway. Both communities offer a diverse mix of services, businesses, restaurants, and entertainment for local residents and visitors.  The local businesses offer many of the basic needs of residents close to home along with several specialty shops.

Lisbon has experienced steady growth over the years both in residential and commercial aspects. No matter whether you are a resident, visitor or business we know you will enjoy all we have to offer!

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Free Concert in Heritage Hall

On Wednesday, December 14th @ 7pm, there will be a Clarinet & Piano Concert in Heritage Hall. Admission to this world-class performance is free.

Duo Andura, a collaboration between clarinetist Thiago Ancelmo and pianist Gustavo do Carmo, will perform part of their diverse repertoire of classical and popular music.

These musicians have performed all over the world and are currently part of the music faculty at the University of Iowa.

Pizza with Friends of the Lisbon Public Library

On December 8 the Friends of Lisbon Public Library will be partnering with Pizza Palace in Mt. Vernon from 4:30 – 8 PM, the Friends of Lisbon Public Library will receive part of the profit from pizzas sold.

Come support a local business and help the library during this busy holiday season!