The Little Town In Iowa That Might Just Be The Most Unique Town In The World

Walking through the Bentonsport national historic district might actually fool you into thinking you’ve walked through a time machine. In fact, Bentonsport was recognized in 1972 for having changed very little since the mid-1800s. The entire historic district was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, and a visit to this charming village will quickly reveal why.

Bentonsport is a small town on the banks of the Des Moines River in Van Buren County, and it is part of Iowa’s Amish country. It’s part of a collection of historic villages called the Villages of Van Buren, a series of 12 quaint villages that offer the best in old world charm.

Have you visited Bentonsport? What was your experience like? For more of Iowa’s charming small towns, here are 10 Slow-Paced Small Towns in Iowa Where Life Is Still Simple.