Madison County Bridges
September 23-25, 2021
Visit Iowa and enjoy some of the covered bridges mentioned inteh popular novel and movie. Other highlights include the John Wayne Museu, Bison Ranch, Iowa Quilt Museum, and Winterset Cidery.
Day 1: Departing Yoder this morning, we drive to Winterset IA where the movie “Bridges of Madison County” was filmed. After checking into our hotel for a two-night stay, dinner is enjoyed at the Wallace Center. We end the day visiting an apple orchard, Winterset Cidery, for a tour and sampling of their hand-crafted hard apple cider (D)
Day 2: After breakfast, we arrive at the award-winning John Wayne Birthplace & Museum. It features the largest private collection of John Wayne memorabilia in existence. Next, we tour the Iowa Quilt Museum which features exhibits of American quilts, vintage to modern. Take your time shopping and eating at the small shops and restaurants around the town square. This afternoon we depart on our Tour of the Bridges of Madison County! We stop at covered bridges that were featured in both the novel and movie, including the Roseman Bridge, Cutler-Donahoe Bridge, and the Holliwell Bridge. Tonight, we visit the Bare Bison Ranch for a tour and a delicious catered dinner. A rancher takes us out to meet the bison up close while explaining all about these fascinating animals. (B, D)
Day 3: This morning we hit the road for our drive back to Kansas with memories of the “Bridges of Madison County.” (B)