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Southeast Iowa, Iowa

Southeast Iowa

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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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

Donnellson Depot Museum

The old depot in Donnellson is open during Apple Daze or by special arrangements with City Hall. Contains Donnellson historical items. Donnellson historical or genealogical information can be found at the Library, at 319-835-5545

Donnellson, IA Railroad History

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 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

Kathy's Pumpkin Patch

Visit our working farm just one mile east of Donnellson, Iowa, where we feature over 175

Donnellson, IA Mazes

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 Wildlife Area. There are 30 electric campsites, one restroom which is a pit toilet, picnic tables, fire rings and water that is available from April 1st to October 15th.

, IA Camping

Daniel McConn Barn

Iowa's only Pennsylvania Dutch double-decker bank barn. Built in 1857 with hand-laid stone and hand-hewn timbers joined with wooden pegs, it features three cupolas. One of the oldest and largest barns in Iowa.

Fort Madison, IA Historic Barns


Port of Burlington Welcome Center

Historic building on the Mississippi River, dedicated in 1928

Burlington, IA Museums

Dover Museum

This 1909 glove factory/Masonic Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Two floors of exhibits on local and county history, genealogy, the military, agriculture. Period room from 1930s-1940s home. One-room school.

New London, IA Museums

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