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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

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

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

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

Hawkeye Log Cabin

Learn about pioneer living at this authentic 1910 log cabin, former clubhouse of "Hawk-eye Natives."...

Keokuk National Cemetery

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

George M. Verity Riverboat Museum

This museum is on the George M. Verity, a retired paddlewheel steamboat built in 1927 and retired in 1960. View its original ...

The Phelps House

Historic house museum with Medical Memories Museum and gift shop....

Old Fort Madison

Watch living history demonstrations and visit with costumed interpreters at this reconstructed military fort on the banks of ...