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Centerville, Iowa: Pancake Day, World's Largest Town Square

The world's largest town square and free pancakes one day a year -- reasons aplenty to visit Centerville.

Appanoose County Courthouse

N 12th St., Centerville, IA
Three blocks west of Hwy 5, one block north of Hwy 2. Look for the Appanoose County Courthouse.
Last Saturday in September. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Pancake Day, World's Largest Town Square

It's the world's largest town square without stoplights or anything. It is also the site of the annual Pancake Day festival.

[Darrell Cosgrove, 03/05/2005]

This is an older tip, but we've heard from more locals about Pancake Day. It's a tradition begun in 1949 where Centerville businesses cook up and serve free pancakes all day as a "thank you" to customers. We're told not to miss the Pancake Day Parade.

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