Welcome to Downtown Winterset, IA

Authentic, warm history

"Authentic, warm history "

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A little about Winterset

Welcome to the birthplace of John Wayne and home of the historic covered bridges popularized by Robert James Waller's novel The Bridges of Madison County and the feature film starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood.

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The history of Winterset

The city of Winterset was first plotted in 1849. This year is considered by the Madison County Historical Society and city government to be the year of Winterset's founding.

Contact Information

73 E Jefferson St
Winterset, Iowa

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Businesses in Winterset, Iowa

Here is a collection of downtown Winterset, Iowa businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.


Brass Lantern Bed & Breakfast


First class ammenities in a rural surrounding


Heavenly Habitat Bed & Breakfast


Sleep the sleep of the angels


Two Saints Winery

Museums / Attractions

Iowa wines from Iowa grapes


Flying Pan Bistro


Home cooking with a twist


Rudy's Restaurant


Rudy's for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Angel Wings & CT


Vintage Boutique & Art Studio