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Personal Guided Tour of the Covered Bridges of Madison County
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Personal Guided Tour of the Covered Bridges of Madison County

By Madison County Chamber of Commerce & Welcome Center
Recommended by 91% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$30.77
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
$30.77
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 0-99
Duration: 2h
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Mobile ticket
English


  • Local guide
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gas


Departure details
  • Madison County Chamber of Commerce, 73 E Jefferson St, Winterset, IA 50273, USA Your guide will meet you at the Madison County Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 33782P1

  • This tour takes place using the traveler's own vehicle and gas.
  • Wear and tear on the vehicle is not the responsibility of the tour guide
  • Must have a proper seat and seat belt available for your tour guide
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Personal Guided Tour of the Covered Bridges of Madison County
  • Our tour guides have been vaccinated. Please feel free to request that masks be worn while in the vehicle together.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Personal Guided Tour of the Covered Bridges of Madison County?
How much is Personal Guided Tour of the Covered Bridges of Madison County?
Personal Guided Tour of the Covered Bridges of Madison County price starts from $30.77. Discover and book Personal Guided Tour of the Covered Bridges of Madison County on Tripadvisor
What is the Personal Guided Tour of the Covered Bridges of Madison County cancellation policy?
Personal Guided Tour of the Covered Bridges of Madison County cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Personal Guided Tour of the Covered Bridges of Madison County on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Personal Guided Tour of the Covered Bridges of Madison County?
Personal Guided Tour of the Covered Bridges of Madison County is hosted by Madison County Chamber of Commerce & Welcome Center. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Madison County Chamber of Commerce & Welcome Center on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Personal Guided Tour of the Covered Bridges of Madison County on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 33782P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Madison County Chamber of Commerce
    73 E Jefferson St, Winterset, IA 50273, USA
    Your guide will meet you at the Madison County Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Madison County Chamber of Commerce & Welcome Center
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Roseman Bridge
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Cutler-Donahoe Bridge
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Holliwell Bridge
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

N611VMandread
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Very Helpful
If you need ideas about what to do in Madison County, their Chamber of Commerce (conveniently located in their vill
Janeen W
Janeen W
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Thank You
Thank you to the Madison County Chamber of Commerce for providing a place to find a wealth of information about wha
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Voyager1041478707
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Madison County Court House
Located in the Winterset downtown square, the Court House is in the center of town. This is a quaint, historic town
Ruth49417
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Informed, helpful, and super friendly staff.
I went in to the visitor center as soon as I got to town, and quickly realized there was a LOT more to Winterset th
brumba50
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Great Quick Auto Trip
I just visited all six covered bridges and found them wonderful. I enjoyed being able to visit at my own pace and i
Teresa G
Teresa G
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Helpful! The Bridges of Madison County are Awesome!
The welcome center is located in 1 of the historic buildings on the square in Winterset. They carry a very nice ass
I4231XIrichardh
I4231XIrichardh
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Good info--Great tour
We took the bridges tour and Phyllis was our guide. The tour was outstanding. Phyllis gave us a lot of information
Rowland45
Rowland45
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Best place to begin
This place is very good for finding out what is where and the general history of things in Madison county. The lady
lmcdonald32
lmcdonald32
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Great information!
Stopped by to gather some information while in Madison County. The lady behind the desk was so helpful and informa
ARCH41
ARCH41
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Good Visitor Center
This center has a variety of mementos related to the bridges and some of the other attractions. It is worth a visi
714trishs
714trishs
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Great Information!
We received such helpful information at the Chamber of Commerce! It was clear, thorough and thoughtful based on our
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Nie people
They are right on down town square. The folks are nice. They have maps to all of the bridges. They have shirts for
Namma55
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Winterset
The person working the day we went in was very knowledgeable. She knew past history of the area. She knew the roads
JDP1477
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Needs to be your first stop when visiting Madison County
The Madison County Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center should be your first stop when visiting Madison County -
Peg S
Peg S
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Bridges of Madison County
Very knowledgeable staff at the Chamber set us off for a day of sightseeing. Maps provided, explained and we had no
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Neal N
Grand Island, NE2 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
My wife and I spent the weekend in the Winterset area in April. Left Omaha on a Saturday morning and ate lunch at The Drift in Winterset. Very nice taproom with craft beers, wine and food. Service and lunch was excellent. Drove part of the Covered Bridges Scenic Byway and visited 3 of the 6 covered bridges. Iowa does a good job with signage so we could find the bridges. Great history here and the bridges are very unique and well cared for. Late afternoon we drove to Perry, Iowa to check into the Hotel Pattee. Built in 1913, this historic hotel is absolutely beautiful and decorated in 1913 vintage. Rooms have different themes. We stayed in the Tuba room which was very nicely decorated and had all of the amenities we needed. The Pattee Cafe had excellent evening dinner choices and a brunch on Sunday morning. After breakfast on Sunday, we ventured back to Winterset and drove the byway to see the other 3 bridges, stopped in at a couple of wineries and visited the John Wayne BIrthplace Museum. Nice museum with a short movie on his life, artifacts and a short walk outside brought you to the house he was born in. Overall, we would recommend visiting this nice museum. Stopped at the Covered Bridges Winery, had some snacks and great wine while listening to the live music. Returned to Perry that evening and tried their local Mexican restaurant on Main Street. Food was excellent and we would recommend it to all. Headed home Monday morning. Our weekend was fun and laid back. Great stress reliever. Only suggestion would be to travel the Byway in the fall as we can imagine the fall colors in this area would be beautiful.
Written May 4, 2023
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Scenic19146192622
Greetings, Sounds like you had the perfect rest and relaxation kind of weekend and we are so grateful you made so many of our landmarks. The Drift is one of my personal favorites for fine wine and dinner. It makes us happy to know that your time was well spent and please some back in the Fall for all the colors and or Covered Bridge Fest on the weekend of the 14th Oct.
Written May 8, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sharon S
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Friends
Guide's knowledge of town history was given with humor & fact...no unnecessary embellishments. We enjoyed every minute with her! My Mother's family from area back to early 1800s...I was born & raised in Iowa + I do geneology & some photo documentation. The day brought me back to my childhood! Job well done!
Written October 12, 2021
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madisoncotourism
Sharon, this is wonderful to hear! We're so glad you enjoyed your tour! Thank you for visiting and for sharing your review.
Written May 2, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

philbE5343UM
St Joseph, United States8 contributions
Apr 2018
we went to the bridges on our own, and spoke with locals about their memories of them, and to a person, they understand what the bridges mean to their community and appreciate that fact.
wonderful people, always trying let you in on the nuances of the town.
no gossip, just hometown Pride
Written July 9, 2018
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beth m
Fallbrook, CA2 contributions
No one showed up at stated time.lady in chamber of commerce where we were supposed to meet closed at 2 instead of posted 3pm
Written February 19, 2023
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madisoncotourism
Beth, we apologize for the inconvenience. We are looking into the miscommunication with your tour request. We regret the error. (Our Welcome Center is not open on Saturdays in the winter, so it was not a matter of us closing early.)
Written February 21, 2023
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pamnkev2018
Sacramento, CA3 contributions
Oct 2022
Just fun to stand on the bridge where Meryl Streep stood! There's a gift shop with fun items and the woman working there was happy to answer our questions about the bridge and the area. Winterset is very charming.
Written October 17, 2022
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madisoncotourism
Thank you, Pam! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written February 20, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jerry S
Mocksville, NC9 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Our guide Bob was flat out amazing! He had plenty of stories not just about the bridges and the movie (Bridges of Madison County) but so much more. Although the covered bridges may be the main attraction, there is so much more to see in and around Winterset, IA.
Written October 15, 2022
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madisoncotourism
We're so glad you enjoyed your tour! We agree that Bob is a gem. Thanks for visiting!
Written February 20, 2023
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Karen5879
Staunton, IL91 contributions
Apr 2022
This was a great totally immersive tour into the covered bridges of Madison County....It included their use and importance in the movie, "The Bridges of Madison County" Also featured were other locations used in the movie....and in general a huge amount of information about the farm community of Winterset..... Our tour guide Bob was extremely knowledgeable and had lots of side stories to tell us...I was mesmerized by the whole tour and can't tell you how happy I was to hire this guide, rather than just view the bridges on our own with a map......
Written April 24, 2022
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madisoncotourism
Thank you so much, Karen! We love getting feedback on our tours and tour guides. We're so glad you had a wonderful experience and we hope you'll be visiting us again in the very near future.
Written April 25, 2022
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Ken Foster
3 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
My guide was excellent and added lots of information about Winterset and the community and the movie
Written August 23, 2021
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madisoncotourism
Thank you, Ken! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the whole experience!
Written September 8, 2021
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Terry L
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Family
Loved the history she knew about the area. She was very patient and allowed us to spend as much time as we wanted at each sight.
Written August 14, 2021
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madisoncotourism
Thank you, Terry! Our guides are a wealth of information and we're so glad they were able to share some with you.
Written September 8, 2021
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lupe m
8 contributions
Our guide was beyond patient with all the questions we had during the tour. She was very knowledgeable about the city history & the Bridges of Madison County movie. She was even kind enough to take pictures of us. She is a gem 💎
Written June 13, 2021
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madisoncotourism
Wonderful! Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your personal tour!
Written July 26, 2021
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Personal Guided Tour of the Covered Bridges of Madison County provided by Madison County Chamber of Commerce & Welcome Center