Welcome to the new Madison County Tourism Website!

Group Travel

Madison County Tourism is here to help you make the most of your group's visit.

Plan Your Group Tour

Teddi Yaeger, Madison County Tourism & Marketing SpecialistWelcome! Thank you for considering Madison County, Iowa, as a destination for your group. Madison County offers the best of iconic America, and we think you’ll be surprised by how much it has to offer. You may find that you need to extend your stay to two or three days. No worries – we have group lodging right here to put you up for the night. Feel free to choose from one of our suggested itineraries, or allow me to customize one for you.

I look forward to working with you! 

- Teddi Yaeger, Tourism & Marketing Manager

Get Started

Contact Teddi for help planning your group's visit at (515) 462-1185, Extension 2, or email her at tourism@madisoncounty.com.

Getting Here

Madison County couldn’t be easier to get to. It is located in south central Iowa, just thirty-five miles from the capital of Des Moines, two hours from Omaha, less than three hours from Kansas City, four hours from Minneapolis, and less than six hours from Chicago. The county seat of Winterset is located just fifteen miles south of I-80 and less than fifteen miles west of I-35.

Step-on Guided Covered Bridge ToursMotorcoach group with guide

Time: 2 hours

These tours must be arranged in advance. Group Tours are for commercial motorcoach companies, bank travel clubs, or any organization charging their passengers. Families, friends, car clubs, or organizations not charging passengers fall under Personal Tours. Everyone who books one of our guided tours must provide their own transportation and have a seat available for the tour guide.

The covered bridges of Madison County are our specialty! Our expert step-on guides will lead your group’s excursion to several of our world-famous bridges, where your guests will have a chance to walk through them while learning all about their history and the filming of the movie “The Bridges of Madison County.” Along the way, you’ll hear lots of wonderful stories about Madison County and the famous people who made it so special. The fee for the tour is $10 per person. We provide you with two comps.

Group Travel Recommendations


Looking for lodging for your group? Explore our local and nearby lodging options.

Lodging Options


Is your group traveling for a special occasion? Find the perfect venue for your event.

Venue Options