Bridging Central Iowa

  • Start: Winterset, IA
  • End: Boone, IA
  • Last Modified: 2012-05-10 19:22:28
  • Total Mileage: 75 Miles
  • Number of stops: 7


Popularized by a best-selling potboiler-turned-Hollywood blockbuster, the Bridges of Madison County have also become an overnight sensation as a travel destination. Seekers of vanishing Americana will find that the bridges make a great jumping-off point for other charming historic diversions clustered within a short drive of Des Moines, among them a lovingly restored hotel that's gaining great word of mouth from discriminating travelers, a living history museum, and a vintage passenger locomotive excursion across a breathtakingly tall trestle.

Stop #1:

Bridges of Madison County
Winterset, IA

Stop #3:

John Wayne Birthplace Home and Museum
Winterset, IA

Stop #4:

Winterset City Park Campground
Winterset, IA

Stop #5:

Living History Farms
Urbandale, IA

Stop #7:

Seven Oaks Recreation
Boone, IA

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