Clark Tower in Winterset, Iowa - If you're going to see the Bridges of Madison County, you might as well make the incredible drive up to see this. Beautiful view from the top

Clark Tower in Winterset, Iowa - If you're going to see the Bridges of Madison County, you might as well make the incredible drive up to see this. Beautiful view from the top.

John Wayne statue by David Manuel in Winterset, Iowa (1981)  ...near the very home where he was born...

John Wayne (Artist: David Manuel) Winterset, Iowa - the Western film icon’s legendary demeanor is captured in bronze near the very home where he was born.

Pammel state park in winterset iowa - an awesome place to camp tube and play in the water.

Pammel state park in winterset iowa - an awesome place to camp tube and play in…

A statue of John Wayne, donated by his children, stands on the site in Winterset, Iowa, where a museum to the town's favorite son is planned.

A statue of John Wayne, donated by his children, stands on the site in Winterset, Iowa, where a museum to the town's favorite son is planned. Love the duke may he rest in peace

The Roseman Covered Bridge, Winterset, Iowa, 1883. Francesca: "I want to keep it forever. I want to love you the way I do now the rest of my life. Don't you understand... we'll lose it if we leave. I can't make an entire life disappear to start a new one. All I can do is try to hold onto to both. Help me. Help me not lose loving you."_ The Bridges of Madison County

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I was so excited to go to Winterset, Iowa and see the covered bridges.

I was so excited to go to Winter set, Iowa and see the covered bridges.

Clark Tower in Winterset City Park. Winterset, Iowa - worth the long narrow drive up to see this. Friends from church got engaged here

Clark Tower in Winterset City Park. Winterset, Iowa - worth the long narrow drive up to see this. Friends from church got engaged here

Probably the most famous of all Madison County's bridges, Roseman Covered Bridge featured prominently in both the book and film. Built by Benton Jones in 1883, it was renovated in 1992.  Near Winterset, Iowa where the Bridges of Madison County was filmed.

Probably the most famous of all Madison County's bridges, Roseman Covered Bridge featured prominently in both the book and film. Built by Benton Jones in it was renovated in Near Winterset, Iowa where the Bridges of Madison County was filmed.

John Wayne Birthplace, Winterset, Iowa. John Wayne was born as Marion Robert Morrison in Winterset, Iowa on May 26, 1907. Wayne's family moved to Palmdale, California and then to Glendale, California in 1911.

John Wayne Was Born Marion Robert Morrison At 216 South Second Street In Winterset, Iowa

Covered bridge, Madison County, IA

Bridges of Madison County, Winterset, Iowa. Need to plan a bike trip.

This day trip is an iconic and beautiful glimpse into one of the most famous attractions in the state.

The Day Trip Of A Lifetime You Can Only Take In Iowa

Former J.C. Penney Store (Winterset, Iowa)

Located on the south side of the square in the Madison County seat of Winterset, this building housed the J. Penney department store from 1931 to It was originally constructed around 1870 a.

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