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Click on Visit & Explore for downloading maps of the county and for bridge locations.  For brochures highlighting historical information, attractions and movie sites, contact the Madison County Chamber of Commerce toll free at 800-298-6119, or send an Email to chamber@madisoncounty.com

So Much to See and Do in Madison County

Originally boasting 19 covered bridges, six remain today.  Five of the six are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The bridges were covered by order of the County Board of Supervisors to help preserve the large flooring timbers, which were more expensive to replace than the lumber used to cover the bridge sides and roof. Usually, the bridges were named for the resident who lived closest.

In addition to the covered bridges, there is much more to see & do in Madison County.  While you here, be sure to visit:


Amour Art Gallery
Winterset's Newest Gallery

207 N. 1st Ave.
Winterset, Iowa 50273
515-274-2461
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Bevington-Kaser Mansion/Historical Complex
Thousands of historical artifacts on display

815 South Second Ave.
Winterset, IA 50273
(515) 462-2134 | mchistory@i-rule.net         click here for website
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City of Winterset
Winterset is the county seat of Madison County.

124 W Court Avenue
Winterset, IA 50273
515-462-1422         click here for website
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Covered Bridges Winery
Native Iowa wines made from 100% Iowa grown grapes

1895 Kiowa Court
Winterset, IA 50273
515-681-4129 | info@coveredbridgeswinery.com         click here for website
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Fons & Porter: Love of Quilting
Love of Quilting magazine, TV Programs, quilt books, quilt workshops, etc.

54 East Court Avenue
Winterset, Iowa 50273
515.462.1020         click here for website
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Groth’s Gardens & Greenhouse
25 minutes southwest of Des Moines in scenic and historic Madison County.

2451 Cumming Rd.
Winterset, Iowa 50273
515-462-4445 | demagroth@grothsgardens.com         click here for website
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Heartland Fiber Company
"This is where acquaintances become friends"

59 East Jefferson, Winterset, Iowa 50273
(515) 468-8593 | info@twiceasnice.com         click here for website
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Iowa Theatre/Madison County Theatre LLC
Small town theatre, big city movies!

121 John Wayne Drive, Winterset, IA 50273
515-462-2979
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John Wayne's Birthplace
Born Marion Robert Morrison in 1907, John Wayne began life in a modest home in Winterset.

216 S. 2nd St.
Winterset, Iowa 50273
(515) 462-1044 or (877) 462-1044         click here for website
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Lakeview Country Club
Lakeview Golf Course

3724 Lakeview Lane,
Winterset, Iowa 50273
515-462-9962         click here for website
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Lotus Moments Event Center
A venue open for small or large gatherings!

3357 St. Charles Road
St. Charles, Iowa 50240
515-333-4628 | renatta@lotusmoments.com         click here for website
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Madison County Conservation Board
Madison County Parks

P.O. Box 129,Winterset, IA 50273
or
2273 Clark Tower Road, Winterset, IA 50273
515-462-3536         click here for website
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Madison County Courthouse
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

112 N John Wayne Dr.
Winterset, Iowa 50273
(515) 462-4451
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Madison County Covered Bridge Festival
a time-honored tradition for over 40 years

73 Jefferson Street
Winterset, Iowa 50273
(515) 462-1185 | chamber@madisoncounty.com         click here for website
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Madison County Farmer's Market
Crafts, Vegetables, Fruits, Organic Food, etc.

Donna Carey
Historic Courthouse Square in Downtown Winterset, Iowa
112 N. John Wayne Drive


(515) 468-8305 | mcfarmersmarket@aol.com
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Madison County Historical Complex
The history of Madison County preserved for all to see, treasure and enjoy.

815 S. 2nd Avenue
Winterset, IA 50273

515-462-2134 | mchistory@historyonthehill.com         click here for website
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Madison County Winery
A native Iowa winery

3021 St. Charles Road
St. Charles, Iowa
641.396.2220         click here for website
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North River Stone Schoolhouse
Built in 1874 of native limestone

815 S. 2nd Ave.
Winterset IA 50273
515-462-2134
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Northside Cafe
Diner

61 W. Jefferson St. in Winterset Iowa
(515) 462-1523 | info@northsidecafe.us         click here for website
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Randol Honey Farm
Developing a honey business might be sweet, but it surely isn’t simple.

2505 Carriage Trail
Winterset, Iowa 50273
515-210-7445 | randolhoney1@gmail.com         click here for website
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Roseman Covered Bridge Gift Shop
Memorabilia, Souvenirs, Covered Bridges Wines and Iowa made products

2451 Elderberry Avenue
Winterset, Iowa 50273
515-462-2404         click here for website
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Sk8n Station
Fun for Everyone....Let It Roll!

1150 W. Summit, Winterset, IA 50273
515-865-9657         click here for website
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The Pumpkin Ranch
We specialize in fall family fun!

2425 Hiatt Apple Trail
Winterset, IA 50273
515-344-4FUN | info@thepumpkinranch.com         click here for website
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The Winterset Stage
Building Community Through The Arts

PO Box 128
Winterset, Iowa
50273
515.556.4297 | info@thewintersetstage.org         click here for website
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Two Saints Winery
IOWA Wines from IOWA Grapes

Two Saints Winery

15010 20th Ave

Saint Charles, IA 50240



641-396-2102 | info@twosaintswinery.com         click here for website
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Winterset Art Center
The Art Center features paintings, prints, posters and other artwork by local artists

224 S John Wayne Dr
Winterset, IA 50273
515-210-3286 | chamber@madisoncounty.com         click here for website
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Winterset Bike Night
It's not just another bike night...it's a destination!

1521 235th Trail,
Winterset, Iowa 50273
515-468-1328         click here for website
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Winterset Parks & Recreation Department
Bennet Log Cabin, Winterset Aquatics Center, Whistle Stop Park, Hedge Maze, Tennis Courts, Cutler-Donhoe Covered Bridge, Clark Tower, etc.

Winterset, IA 50273
515-462-3258         click here for website
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