Spend The Day Exploring These Three Swinging Bridges In Iowa

The swinging bridges in Iowa are one of its biggest hidden treasures. These old-fashioned spans may feel rickety and dizzying at first, but they’re well-maintained prides of their towns and provide some of the best views in the state. Some of them even have a surprising history behind them. On this one-day road trip, you’ll see three of the state’s most storied bridges in a drive that takes you from the north to the state’s eastern border.

Have you visited Iowa’s famous swinging bridges yet? Let us know where and when to get the absolute best views in the comments section. If you’re interested in making the trip, make sure to visit the town websites for Estherville and Columbus Junction to learn more. A stay at the famous Swinging Bridge Cottage can be booked on their Airbnb listing.

Address: Estherville Swinging Bridge, 21 N 1st St, Estherville, IA 51334, USA
Address: Swinging Bridge Cottage, 1020 Rocksylvania Ave, Iowa Falls, IA 50126, USA
Address: Swinging Bridge Park, 303 Oak St, Columbus Junction, IA 52738, USA