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Bentonsport, Iowa

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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

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

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

Things to do near Bentonsport, IA

Mormon Trail

Donnellson is located along the first 265-mile segment of the 1846 en masse movement of the Mormons from Nauvoo, IL to the Va...

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 ...

The Theatre Museum of Repertoire Americana

Unique collection of memorabilia from early American popular entertainment. Priceless stage drops, artifacts, computer-catalo...

Old Fort Madison

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

Waubonsie Trail

The Waubonsie Trail was the first hard road crossing the state of Iowa. It was built in 1911. It began by heading off from th...