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Bentonsport, Iowa

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Bentonsport Iron Truss Bridge

Originally opened in 1883 to horse and buggy traffic, this one lane iron bridge replaced ferries that linked Vernon and Bentonsport. It is the oldest standing truss bridge across the Des Moines River and also the longest. Damaged in the flood of 1903

Bentonsport, IA Historic Bridges

Greef General Store

The Greef General Store was built of brick and stone in the early 1840's, it was once the largest store in the county, and housed the Greef brothers' banking operations.

Bentonsport, IA Historic Buildings

Presbyterian Church

The Bentonsport Presbyterian Church, constructed of brick and Georgian in style, was dedicated in 1855

Bentonsport, IA Historic Churches

Bentonsport Indian Artifact Museum

Artisan, Tony Sanders, has achieved a unique blend of woodworking and history with his collection of over 4,000 arrowheads. All of the woodwork from the building to the display cases are built by hand from over 16 different native woods and shaped into various patterns. For about 60

Bentonsport, IA Museums

Bentonsport National Historic District

Visit this 1840s river town with its century-old iron bridge and walkway. Stroll through a perennial/rose garden, and watch as local artisans create their products. Historic buildings house shops featuring antiques, art, handmade crafts, gifts, and fudge. Riverside park, campground, B&

Bentonsport, IA Historic Districts

Things to do near Bentonsport, IA

The Secret Garden

1846 farm with perennial flower nursery includes acres of flowers, display gardens, peg-and-post barn filled with dried flowe...

Faeth Apple Orchard

One of the oldest orchards in Iowa, family owned and operated for more than 150 years. Listed on the Iowa State Historical Re...

Midwest Old Threshers Heritage Museums

Traction steam engines, antique tractors, and agricultural implements and tools. Interpretive exhibits on water, electricity,...

Lake Odessa Camping

Camping at Lake Odessa is located at the Snively Access Campground located at the southern end of the 6,400-acre Odessa Wildl...

Keokuk National Cemetery

Iowa's only national cemetery, designated by Congress at the same time as Arlington National Cemetery. Union and Confederate ...