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
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, downtown Bonaparte offers gift shops, antique stores and a well-known restaurant. The smallest Main Street community in the country, Bonaparte has been named one of 12 national "Distinctive Destinations"Bonaparte, IA Historic Districts
Great scenic views abound in this 200-acre area of forest communities and massive limestone bluffs rising above the creek. The park and preserve provide a variety of recreational opportunities, while the nature center offers interactive environmental displays.Burlington, IA