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Personal Guided Tour of the Covered Bridges of Madison County

Personal Guided Tour of the Covered Bridges of Madison County - Winterset, United States

Duration: 2 hours
Location: Winterset, United States

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$50.00

Travel the back roads through the heart of Madison County under the wing of one of our guide experts.  Madison County's world-famous covered bridges were the inspiration behind, and the setting of the novel by Robert James Waller and the 1995 film "The Bridges of Madison County", starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. 
Six of the original 19 covered bridges remain, making Madison County the Covered Bridge Capital of Iowa. Five of the bridges are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Each 2-hour personal guided tour includes information about the construction and history of the bridges, the movie production, and a variety of local historical information.

You will meet your personal guide at the Madison County Chamber of Commerce's Visitor's Center on the town square in Winterset, where you can shop for souvenirs and use the restrooms before heading out on your tour.  Your 2-hour tour begins with a historical account of Winterset's downtown courthouse, town square, and famous past residents (such as George Washington Carver, former Vice President Henry A ... More info ›

Travel the back roads through the heart of Madison County under the wing of one of our guide experts.  Madison County's world-famous covered bridges were the inspiration behind, and the setting of the novel by Robert James Waller and the 1995 film "The Bridges of Madison County", starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. 
Six of the original 19 covered bridges remain, making Madison County the Covered Bridge Capital of Iowa. Five of the bridges are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Each 2-hour personal guided tour includes information about the construction and history of the bridges, the movie production, and a variety of local historical information.

You will meet your personal guide at the Madison County Chamber of Commerce's Visitor's Center on the town square in Winterset, where you can shop for souvenirs and use the restrooms before heading out on your tour.  Your 2-hour tour begins with a historical account of Winterset's downtown courthouse, town square, and famous past residents (such as George Washington Carver, former Vice President Henry A. Wallace, and, of course, John Wayne). 
On the drive to the Roseman Covered Bridge, you will pass the Bauer Mansion, owned by Rose Acre Farms, where Oprah Winfrey stayed in 1995 during her "Long Lost Loves" episode. Walk through the Roseman Covered Bridge (also known as the Ghost Bridge), one of the sites used in the movie "The Bridges of Madison County". Hear all about the bridges and their origins. See the area of the Circular Wolf Hunt held in 1884, and hear about the Great Rattlesnake Hunt held in 1849. 
Visit the 72-acre Winterset City Park, home now of the Cutler-Donahoe Covered Bridge. Wander through the only English hedge maze west of the Mississippi, and over the stone bridge, which was also featured in the movie. Hear the origins of the Delicious Apple, discovered here in Madison County. If you are a big fan of the movie, The Bridges of Madison County, your tour guide can take you to other movie sites, such as the Northside Café and the Pheasant Run Pub & Grill (used as The Blue Note Lounge in the movie).

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