Iowa State Penitentiary – Fort Madison, Iowa

Iowa State Penitentiary - Fort Madison, Iowa   The Prison is a place to look at but you certainly don't want to be a resident! The penitentiary was built in 1839 this is a maximum secutiry prison. Iowa State Penitentiary is the oldest prison … [Read more...]

Santa Fe Swing Span Bridge (Toll Bridge) – Fort Madison, Iowa

Santa Fe Swing Span Bridge (Toll Bridge) - Fort Madison, Iowa. This swinging truss bridge crosses over the Mississippi River that connects Fort Madison, Iowa and unincorporated Niota, Illinois.  … [Read more...]

Old Santa Fe Depot Historical Complex – Fort Madison, Iowa

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Old Santa Fe Depot Historical Complex - Fort Madison, Iowa. Because of the flooding June 2008 the  Museum is now located in the Old CB&Q Depot to the north of the former location.  The ATSF Complex is being raised above the flood plain to avoid the … [Read more...]

Old Fort Madison – Fort Madison, Iowa

Old Fort Madison - Fort Madison, Iowa   The Louisiana Territory opened up and Fort Madison was built. Today it is remembered with an accurate reconstruction of the first military fort on the upper Mississippi. Discover military life on the … [Read more...]

Tri-State Rodeo – Fort Madison, Iowa

Tri-State Rodeo - Fort Madison, Iowa Since 1947, Fort Madison has hosted one of the nation's top professional rodeos. A 10,000 seat outdoor arena plays host to four performances. This annual event continues to grow...don't miss it! The program for 2011 … [Read more...]

Fort Madison Art Center – Fort Madison, Iowa

Fort Madison Art Center - Fort Madison, Iowa The Art Center, which is open year-round, regularly displays works from local artists. The Art Center does more than just show and sell artwork throughout the year - it also puts on numerous programs for … [Read more...]