Iowa’s Pammel State Park Is Home To Some Of The Oldest Living Trees In America

Madison County, Iowa is world-famous for its covered bridges and charming small towns. While most people stop by to visit the man-made wonders in Winterset and the surrounding area, Iowa historians and nature lovers flock to Pammel Park. This was one of the first state parks around, and it’s home to the oldest trees in Iowa.

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The Harmon Tunnel was originally hand-dug, and it was expanded to accommodate two way traffic in 1924. Learn about this feat of engineering right here.

You can learn more about this Madison County Park on the Iowa Parks website, here.

Address: 1818 Pammel Park Rd, Winterset, IA 50273, USA