Bridges of Madison County

Stalks of grass in front of red painted Hogback Covered Bridge, one of the six remaining Bridges of Madison County near Winterset, Iowa

The Ultimate Guide to the Bridges of Madison County

Before the recent cold snap hit, a friend and I took a trip to Winterset that included—among other stops—a tour of some of the bridges of Madison County. Made famous through Robert James Waller’s novel and the 1995 movie starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, the covered bridges have become one of Iowa’s notable tourist attractions…

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Olio in Iowa’s Best of 2014

In the past 12 months, I’ve explored lots of corners of Iowa and even checked a few new states off my bucket list. I’ve marveled at new giant, roadside oddities and learned more about Iowa’s history. I’ve put a few too many miles on my already tired car and traveled to both ends of the state…