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Welcome To Madison County, Iowa

The Madison County Chamber of Commerce is located in Winterset, Iowa, the county seat of Madison County, Iowa.  Madison County is home to the world-famous “Bridges of Madison County”, is the birthplace of John Wayne, and is home of the original seedling of the Red Delicious apple.  To experience authentic American charm, beautiful natural scenery, ties to history, and a vibrant and thriving courthouse square shopping district, visit Madison County, Iowa!

Notice from the Iowa Department of Transportation

(September 15, 2014) The Iowa Department of Transportation will be shutting down Highway 169 north of Winterset due to emergency repairs. The highway will be completely closed at the construction area just north of G4R (Cumming Hwy) and County Road F90 (near Winterset).  A detour is in operation.  

Click here to download a memorandum message regarding suggested alternate routes to Winterset.

Click here to download and print a Madison County map showing suggested alternate routes to Winterset


Upcoming Events

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Thank you for attending the 45th Annual Madison County Covered Bridge Festival!

Our time-honored fall tradition to celebrate our history and heritage was a wonderful success!   Thank you to our sponsors, vendors, volunteers, and guests for making this a wonderful Festival!  Visit the Covered Bridge Festival page under "Events" for a photo album of 2014 activities!

Join next year October 10-11, 2015!