Waukon enjoys a blend of modern technology and friendly shops with unsurpassed natural beauty, and has many active civic/industrial improvement programs in place. The community is home to two golf courses, a remarkable wellness facility, a 40-acre city park with wooden playground, hiking and biking trails, and aquatic center. There are churches of many denominations in the city. Waukon has three full service banks, a local radio station, a weekly newspaper and a municipal airport. Small town atmosphere sells Waukon, with the friendly area merchants and residents making everyone feel welcome.