Winterset, Iowa

Home to John Wayne's birthplace, six famous covered bridges, parks, and a historic town square,  Winterset boasts top-notch retail stores, local wineries & a cidery. Whatever piques your curiosity there’s plenty to engage your senses here in Madison County. 

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Winterset Cidery

The Cidery is the first of its kind in Iowa. It boasts a spacious, comfortable and informal tasting room with vaulted ceilings and wood floors.  You can enjoy a cider inside or you might enjoy the view of the orchard and country side from the roomy outside deck.

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John Wayne MUseum

The only museum in the world dedicated to John Wayne, the facility naturally includes a movie theater. Relax in comfortable seats (originally from Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood) and watch a documentary on Duke’s phenomenal film career. 



Madison County Chamber

The Madison County Chamber of Commerce is here to assist you with your visit. They specialize in creating custom itineraries and facilitating guided personal or group tours of our covered bridges.