The Enchanting County In Iowa That’s Home To 6 Covered Bridges

When the 1992 novella Bridges of Madison County was turned into a film, this little county in the Hawkeye State was suddenly thrust into the spotlight. The county was famous within the state for its storied bridges. There were originally 19 of these old fashioned beauties in the area, but only 6 remain. Each one has a story of its own, and every Iowan should visit to these gorgeous bridges at least once in their lives.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Which of the Brides of Madison County is your favorite? Personally, the unique style of the Hogback makes it my pick.

If you want to enjoy the best of Madison County life and culture, make plans to visit their Covered Bridges Festival this October!