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Madison County Chamber of Commerce & Welcome Center

73 E Jefferson St, Winterset, IA 50273-1540
+1 515-462-1185
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Personal Guided Tour of the Covered Bridges of Madison County
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Madison County is the Covered Bridge Capital of Iowa, with the largest group of covered bridges that exists in one area in the western half of the Mississippi Valley. Six of the original nineteen covered bridges remain, five of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Roseman Covered Bridge and Holliwell Covered Bridge were both featured in the film "The Bridges of Madison County", and the Cedar Covered Bridge was featured on the cover of the novel "The Bridges of Madison County". The Madison County Chamber of Commerce specializes in guided personal and group tours of the covered bridges and other historic sites around Madison County.
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73 E Jefferson St, Winterset, IA 50273-1540
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great place and so much more than just informational; it is also a cute gift shop and is located in a charming area downtown which is in itself fun to just meander around. The lady that helped us was friendly and very...More

Thank LoveMyFamily6
Reviewed July 12, 2017

Very helpful staff, it was a great way to start our day touring Winterset. There are maps and souvenirs available too.

Thank Lori M
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

Not the best in the world, but okay. Clean with nice bathrooms. Nice court house square, Northside right up the street.

Thank michael m
madisoncotourism, Tourism Director at Madison County Chamber of Commerce & Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2017

Thank you for visiting, Michael. I don't know if you had a chance to spend much time here, and take in the museums, visit the bridges and parks, and go shopping, but we certainly hope you had a good time during your stay.

Reviewed June 20, 2017

This was our first visit to Winterset and we only had a day to see the sights. The information center had everything we needed and helpful staff to guide us. It is welcoming, clean, and well organized. It had very nice items for purchase as...More

Thank Sandra H
madisoncotourism, Tourism Director at Madison County Chamber of Commerce & Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2017

Thank you, Sandra, for your visit to Madison County and for the wonderful praise of our Welcome Center! We are glad that you found it welcoming, clean and well-organized, and found some great items to remember your trip by. We hope you will come and...More

Reviewed May 29, 2017

Stopped by on Memorial Day just as they opened. We were just 'passing through' but wanted to know how to tour the 'covered bridges' on a short time frame. Not only did she help us decide a route, she also gave us lots of other...More

Thank Thekings2
Reviewed May 27, 2017

This was our first trip to Winterset. We began with the Information center. Here we were given a really warm welcome by one of the team (a lady with long dark hair) who gave us a great deal on information on John Wayne and the...More

Thank Robert H
Tourism E, Tourism Director at Madison County Chamber of Commerce & Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2017

Thank you so much, Robert, for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your first trip to Winterset. It sounds like you are describing Melody and I'll be sure to let her know. We hope you will be back in the very near...More

Reviewed April 3, 2017

Be sure to ask for Dawn when you call or visit the chamber! My husband and I knew nothing about Winterset and it's attractions and Dawn was so helpful in arranging our own private tour guide that was born and raised in Winterset! He knew...More

Thank lplester2000
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

Was disappointed they were closed during February. However the realty office was kind enough to have the bridge maps outside for us to use. Must see bridges. Nice townMore

Thank debs476
Tourism E, Tourism Coordinator & Marketing Manager at Madison County Chamber of Commerce & Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2017

Hi Deb! We are so sorry to hear that you were disappointed that the Welcome Center was closed during your recent visit to Madison County. As posted on the door and on our website, we had to close the Welcome Center for an extensive renovation,...More

Reviewed January 30, 2017

I first thought of visiting here due to the film the Bridges of Madison County. I emailed them and a week or two later I received such great information in the post. When I arrived there they could not of been more helpful. I had...More

Thank lynnederby01
Tourism E, Tourism Coordinator & Marketing Manager at Madison County Chamber of Commerce & Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2017

Lynne, thank you so much for your review! I am thrilled to hear that you received such great response to your initial inquiry for information, and that you were able to get your print thanks to one of our employees. I hope you will return...More

Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

We found the Chamber of Commerce extremely informative and helpful. Not only were they verbally informative but they gave us maps and descriptions of everything we wanted to see and do.

Thank JudyWestBend_IA
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okobojigrandma
January 10, 2016|
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Response from Kshawkins58 | Property representative |
Hello, the Madison County Covered Bridge Festival will be held on October 8 and 9 this year.
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okobojigrandma
January 10, 2016|
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Response from Kshawkins58 | Property representative |
Hello - The Madison County Covered Bridge Festival will be held on October 8th and 9th this year. Thanks
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Bob R
May 24, 2015|
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Response from Kim M | Reviewed this property |
P.S. - farmhouse is private property and cannot be entered. Very disappointing. You can see it from the road at a distance.
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