A Message from the Executive Director
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Welcome to the Madison County Chamber of Commerce website! Whether you’re a Madison County resident looking for information or an out-of-town guest planning a visit… we’re glad you’re here!

Our vibrant, captivating community is rich in history, charm, and natural beauty. We are the home of the world-famous Covered Bridges of Madison County, the birthplace of John Wayne – one of the world’s most iconic screen actors, and home of the original Red Delicious apple tree. George Washington Carver lived in Winterset as he was in the midst of his studies at Simpson College in Indianola, IA, and Susan B. Anthony spoke from our courthouse steps as she fought for women’s suffrage.

Our courthouse square is teeming with charming boutiques, shops and restaurants and our city and county parks are some of the prettiest in the state of Iowa!

The Madison County Chamber of Commerce works to promote Madison County as a great place to work, play, live, and do business. Our membership is comprised of a diverse group of individuals, businesses, and organizations dedicated to improving our community and business economy.

Our Welcome Center is full of maps and information as well as Madison County souvenirs and treasures. We encourage you to stop by our office at 73 Jefferson Street in Winterset, and let our friendly staff help you find services and resources from our membership, or plan an outing to visit covered bridges and enjoy our community.

Thanks for stopping by!

Heather Riley, Executive Director
Madison County Chamber of Commerce