Welcome to Mallard, Iowa!

Welcome to mallard sign

Home of the Friendly Ducks!

Mallard, IA was founded in 1882 after a railroad line was completed from Fort Dodge to Mallard, with some of the first businesses and homes being established shortly after the railroad completion. Officially incorporated as a city in 1895, Mallard received its name from railroad president and avid hunter, Charles E. Whitehead, from the many Mallard Ducks inhabiting the area. During the years that followed, many businesses, farmers, school, homes and people became part of the community to make Mallard, Iowa, "The Home of the Friendly Ducks."

Thank you Reuel and Jean Carmichael
for the inheritance Friends of Mallard received.


Be a part of our community!

The citizens of Mallard are a close, tight-knit family, who are always ready to greet you with a warm, friendly smile. Check out the Events page to stay up to date on activities happening in the Mallard area or our Community page for area attractions such as our golf course and splash pad. For a list of area businesses, visit our Business Directory or learn more about our city departments via our City page.



Events & Activities


Mallard Area Attractions

Business Directory

Local Directory


Department Contacts