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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


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Don't Miss the 45th Annual Madison County Covered Bridge Festival!

October 11-12, 2014

Come to Winterset, Iowa for a time-honored fall tradition to celebrate our history and heritage during the Covered Bridge Festival!  Live music, festival food, crafters and demonstrators, car show, quilt show, parade, covered bridge tours, childrens activities, and more!  To view daily schedules of events, download the .pdfs below.  Join us in Madison County for a time-honored celebration!