​While in Hampton, we suggest that you spend some time exploring the area. You will be surprised at what the area has to offer. There are several city parks, a wonderful 20 mile bike path that you can ride through farmland and trees on the old railroad easement. Near Hampton are park lands and wooded wildlife conservation areas along meandering rivers where you can get in touch with nature. About thirty minutes north of Hampton is Mason City, the home of Merrideth Wilson, and his inspiration for the famous Broadway play and movie, "The Music Man". For those business men and women with companies who are visiting, you may want to consider Hampton as a good place for your manufacturing or other business because of the low real estate prices and ample workforce.  We need your help in expanding the economy here. Go to www.franklincountyiowa.com

Beeds Lake State Park
Beeds Lake State Park is approximately two miles northwest of Hampton, offering picnic shelters, lodge building for special events, camping, boating and fishing opportunities.

Reservations may be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week online at www.reserveiaparks.com. Reservation can also be made by calling the reservation call center at 1-877-427-2757 Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (CST), closed on State holidays.

Hampton Historical District

Much of historical downtown Hampton is still intact. The town has a city park with a band stand shell across the street from the beautiful historic courthouse. Surrounding the courthouse are several specialty shops in the square. It is a charming example of a Victorian era Midwestern town. If you have ever been to Disneyland or Disney World, you will see "Main Street USA". Walt Disney got the idea for this from the Midwest towns that he was familiar with as a child. In Hampton, you can see a real "Main Street USA". There are several specialty shops and restaurants in the historical district that you will not want to miss. All within a block of the Hampton Historical jail is the Courthouse, Civil War Memorial Hall, the historic (and haunted) Windsor Theater, the old United Methodist Church, historic Main Street and other historical buildings. A walk down some of the old residential streets will reward you with rich examples of several architectural styles that were popular in bygone years.

Franklin County Historical Museum

1008 Central Ave W
Hampton, IA 50441

(641) 456 5777

Hampton Municipal Airport (HPT)
Hampton Municipal Airport (HPT)
1274B Olive Avenue
Hampton, IA 50441
Phone: 641-456-4102

FBO: Schumann Aviation 515-571-5733

Runway 17/35 - 4,000 ft.
24-hour self-service fueling - 100LL, JetA
Airframe and Powerplant service
Aviation oil and supplies
Pilot lounge with WiFi service
Courtesy Car available


AmericInn Lodge & Suites Hampton. Address: 702 Central Ave W, Hampton, IA 50441. Phone:(641) 456-5559

Hampton Motel. Address: 816 Central Ave W, Hampton, IA 50441. Phone:(641) 456-3680

If you stay at this Motel, we can schedule to arrest you there and bring you to the jail.

Gold Key Motel. Address: 1570B US-65, Hampton, IA 50441. Phone:(641) 456-1996

Country Heritage Bed and Breakfast. Address: 1034 IA-3, Hampton, IA 50441. Phone:(641) 456-4036


7 Stars Family Restaurant $  Address: 709 4th St SE, Hampton, IA 50441 Phone:(641) 456-5378 Basic and simple American food. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Excellent unbeatable prices. friendly service. Closed on Mondays. (This restaurant is one of the vendors used for food service at the jail)

Willies Sports Bar and Grill $  Great food and service. My favorite is the Brisket Sandwich. It is really good! 10 1st St NW; Hampton, Iowa 50441. Phone: (641) 456-2080. (This restaurant is one of the vendors used for food service at the jail)

Subway Sandwich Shop $  Fast Food. Address: 217 Central Ave W, Hampton, IA 50441. Phone:(641) 456-4000.  Hours: 7AM–10PM. Casual counter-serve chain for build-your-own sandwiches & salads, with health-conscious options.

B & C Kitchen $$  Chinese food. Excellent food, friendly service. I have never had such yummy egg drop soup anywhere. All of the food is good. The restaurant is clean and pleasant.

Hardee's $  Fast Food. Fast-food chain serving fried chicken, big burgers & made-from-scratch breakfast biscuits. (For you west coast folks, this is owned by Carl's Jr.) 
10 3rd St SW. Hampton IA 50441 
Phone:(515) 456-3312. Hours: 6AM–10PM

McDonald's $  Fast Food. 411 Central Ave E. Hampton Iowa 50441

Godfather's Pizza  $  Pizza Restaurant. Address: 805 Central Ave W, Hampton, IA 50441. Phone:(641) 456-3355. Chain eatery specializing in thick-crust pizzas, also offering calzones, sides & desserts.  (This restaurant is one of the vendors used for food service at the jail)

Rustic Brew $$ Address: 117 1st St NW; Hampton, Iowa 50441. Phone:(641)456-2141.  This place has really good sandwiches, soups, daily specials, as well as having a fun ambiance. This is a great place to visit just to have some coffee and hang out as well. Hours vary. call for hours. 

Casey's General Store $ Sandwich. Convenience-store chain offering fuel, drinks & food, including pizza, sandwiches & baked goods. 719 4th St NE Hampton IA 50441 

Korner Bakery Address: 122 1st Ave NW, Hampton, IA 50441. Phone:(641) 456-2737

Franklin County 

Historic Jail

Hampton, Iowa

Points of Interest in Hampton