• See the Famous Covered Bridges
  • Visit the Birthplace of John Wayne
  • Step Into the Story
  • Reconnect with the Past
  • Feel the Romance
  • Explore the Natural Beauty
  • Celebrate the Covered Bridge Festival, Oct. 8-9
  • Savor the Taste of Iowa
  • Experience the Arts & Culture
  • Immerse Yourself in History
  • Shop the Historic Town Square

Get ENGAGED in Madison County.

Whether it’s by foot, boat, bike or car, at one of our six famous covered bridges, majestic parks, or quaint historic town square in Winterset, while shopping at our top-notch retail stores, sipping wine at one of our wineries, or learning a craft like quilting or fusing glass, there’s plenty to engage your senses here in Madison County. And, yes, you can also get engaged (in the traditional sense) in the place that inspired The Bridges of Madison County, one of the greatest love stories of our time.

The Madison County Chamber of Commerce is here to assist you with your visit. We specialize in creating custom itineraries and facilitating guided personal or group tours of our covered bridges. Contact us today to make your next trip one that will stay with you for years and years to come!


Let us help you plan your tour!

Covered Bridge Festival, October 8-9

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Covered Bridge Festival: Favorites Old & New
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Ten Old Favorites at the Covered Bridge Festival 1. Madison County Bridge Tours—Provided by the Winterset Rotary Club, departing every 20 minutes. Tickets purchased at the red Rotary booth on S. 1st Street at the Holliwell festival entrance. Tours... Read More

Welcome to Our New & Improved Website!

Whether you’re planning a visit to Madison County or are a seasoned local looking for community information, we hope this is a helpful resource to navigate your online search! We invite you to “Get Engaged” in Madison County, Iowa!... Read More