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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 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

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

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

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

Presbyterian Church

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

Bentonsport, IA Historic Churches

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

Kathy's Pumpkin Patch

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

Donnellson, IA Mazes

Bonaparte Historic Riverfront District

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

Starr's Cave Nature Center/Starr's Cave Park and Preserve

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

Catfish Bend Riverboat Casino

This 1500-passenger Mardi Gras-themed riverboat offers more than 1,200 slot games, all featuring ticket-in, ticket-out, along with a full array of table games and a buffet.

Burlington, IA Casinos

Morris Memorial Park

Reconstructed pioneer settlement including barn with antique farm machinery, log cabin, schoolhouse, walking trails and fish pond.

Keosauqua, IA Parks

Mormon Trail

Donnellson is located along the first 265-mile segment of the 1846

Donnellson, IA Historic Trails

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