"The romance and lure of Madison County" Winterset by worldglobetrotter

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The fabled bridges of Madison County

Many of you are familiar with the wonderful book, "The Bridges of Madison County" by Robert James Waller and the equally wonderful movie starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep that made this small town a big hit with romantics and more.

In addition to visiting the covered bridges still standing, one can also visit John Wayne's birthplace, dine at the Northside Cafe (you can sit where Clint Eastwood sat...second barstool from the left) and marvel at the beauty of the court house.

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  • Pros:romance, intrigue, great photos
  • Last visit to Winterset: Jul 2005
  • Intro Updated Jul 19, 2005
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  • Ben-UK's Profile Photo
    Jul 26, 2006 at 11:21 AM

    Very nice photos and thanks for all the information -- I remember the film well, it would be nice to see Winterset and the bridges for myself one day.


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