Post Updated: June 2019
Even if you’ve never been to central Iowa, chances are you’ve heard of the Bridges of Madison County. Made famous by Robert James Waller’s 1992 romance novel and the subsequent movie adaptation starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, these iconic bridges have become some of Iowa’s most notable tourist attractions.
Did you know that Madison County is the Covered Bridge Capital of Iowa? With six remaining covered bridges, the county is home to the largest group of covered bridges in one area in the western Mississippi Valley. While only six of the area’s original 20 covered bridges remain, thousands of dollars have gone into restoring these historic timber bridges and all of them appear on the National Register of Historic Places.
Hop in your car and plan a central Iowa road trip to experience the iconic Bridges of Madison County.Continue Reading…