If you enjoyed the movie The Bridges of Madison County with Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, come visit the real thing in Madison County, Iowa, where six “kissin’ bridges, as the Pennsylvania Germans called them, (including the one Clint’s character photographed), dot the Covered Bridges Scenic Byway through the classic Iowa rural landscape.
This is the heart of iconic America, with carefully preserved historic towns, natural areas, and historic homes. It was the birthplace of John Wayne and the Victorian gem, the Bevington-Kaser House, a bison ranch, a quilt museum, and the Madison County Historical Complex, complete with 14 restored buildings on 18 acres, that depicts pioneer America in Iowa. Some of the bridges like the Hogback and Roseman have their own personalities. All have their own unique construction and style, adding interest to your drive.