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Bentonsport National Historic District

21964 Hawk Dr, Keosauqua, IA 52565-8260
+1 319-592-3579
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Day trip

We have not been to this part of the state before and decided to take a drive. It has some very... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Johnston, Iowa

Sadly, nothing was open the day we went (Monday). But we took one of their walking tour brochures... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
McKinney, Texas
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In the historic village of Bentonsport, Iowa, you can explore the ruins of old mills along the Des Moines River, stroll across a century-old iron bridge, or just sit on the riverbank and imagine the sight of a steamboat comin' round the bend. Treasures await you in the specialty shops, including antiques, gemstones, pottery and a blacksmith shop. Enjoy some delicious fudge, go hiking or canoeing, and spend the night at the 1846 bed and breakfast. Festivals and other special events are held often, including musical entertainment and hands-on educational experiences.
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21964 Hawk Dr, Keosauqua, IA 52565-8260
+1 319-592-3579
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We have not been to this part of the state before and decided to take a drive. It has some very nice old homes in the area. All of the "villages" are close together so you can see them all in one day. There are...More

Thank davidjensen399
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Sadly, nothing was open the day we went (Monday). But we took one of their walking tour brochures and checked out all the cool historic buildings. Looks like a great place to visit when it's open and busy -- weekends are usually very busy according...More

Thank WednesdayNightGirl
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Bentonsport, located on the bank of the Des Moines river, was at one time a busy riverboat port. Now, it is a collection of unique antique shops, local thrown pottery shops and fully restored historic homes and businesses. A must see for persons interested in...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We love strolling the shops on the river. The Iron and Lace store is fascinating! And the General store is always fun to walk through. The historic Presbyterian chuch is beautifully kept up and very historic. Fun to see it all!

Thank Edgetons
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our Village tour, what a charming place, we Met so many nice people in the stores. The little candy shop was a great place to grab a sandwich and you can site outside an watch the world float by on the...More

Thank Christine G
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Enjoy the small town and everything about it. Love to walk on the bridge across the Des Moines river. It is so peaceful here.

Thank iairis
Reviewed 13 January 2016

We fell in love with Van Buren county and with Bentonsport in particular. We were on a two month road-trip around the USA and this was one of the best parts of the whole trip. We stayed in Bentonsport B&B, which is one of the...More

Thank YallournGirl
Reviewed 24 May 2015

This was a neat area. The Greef General Store staff, which was managing the Memorial weekend event my husband was a vendor at, were very nice and helpful. The store has some great antiques, knickknacks, etc. to review. There's also a nice flower park, a...More

Thank Amber F
Reviewed 3 March 2015

In its early history, every Iowa community near a river dreamed of developing into a port from which grain and other products could be shipped and received. Bentonsport in southeastern Iowa encouraged some success in this field. Visit the Lewelling Museum in Salem while you're...More

Thank Randy L
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Small, Cute shops, Tony Sanders Museum is a must stop at. Mason House Inn experience was a lot of fun.

Thank Rhonda W
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