Follow your travels to amazing discoveries. Climb a rocky path to a secluded cave. Wind around the world's "crookedest" street. Visit historical places steeped in Mississippi River lore. From the steam era to the Victorian era, history surrounds you.
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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
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 60Bentonsport, IA Museums
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 1903Bentonsport, IA Historic Bridges
This museum is on the George M. Verity, a retired paddlewheel steamboat built in 1927 and retired in 1960. View its original boiler, machinery, crew quarters and pilot house. Photos of 19th century riverboats and artifacts of the steamboat era are also displayed on this national historic landmark.Keokuk, IA Museums