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! Explore our world-famous covered bridges; Visit the Birthplace of movie icon John Wayne; Connect with history; Savor Madison County flavors and culinary specialties; Shop the historic Winterset courthouse district; and discover the great outdoors in our beautiful parks, rivers, and green spaces. Our enchanting community is teeming with possibilities for adventures!

If you’re visiting Madison County, be sure to stop by our Welcome Center located at 73 Jefferson Street in Winterset for maps and information about sights to see, places to explore, and sample itineraries for your day. We have friendly, knowledgeable staff members who want you to feel welcome and connected!

Madison County is a captivating place with beautiful natural scenery, where history comes alive, and where we’ve brushed elbows with Hollywood and Broadway. Welcome to Madison County, Iowa!