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Address: Clark Tower Rd., Winterset, IA
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Always a must see when we are in town. Beautiful walk/drive to the tower. Downside this visit was to see so much vandalism to the tower. Climb on up and take in the view.

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Faribault, Minnesota
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Faribault, Minnesota
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a must see when we are in town. Beautiful walk/drive to the tower. Downside this visit was to see so much vandalism to the tower. Climb on up and take in the view.

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Clinton, Connecticut
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though I'm more of a covered bridge person, the walk up the hill to grandmas house...Clark Tower was worth it. The view was awesome and a good addition to smelling the roses... taking in the smells, sounds & views of Winterset, Iowa. Yes, this is amazing place, especially for a city person, yes a fish out of water, LOL.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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420 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I have been here many times in all seasons. The Fall season with the leaves changing color is my favorite time. There are festivals in the Fall up at courthouse square. There are covered bridges nearby where you can ride your bike to the various locations. I love to take a picnic lunch and eat it while sitting on the... More 

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Waukee, Iowa
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101 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

It's a little task to get to this spot but the views are sure worth it, especially in the fall. You can beat a castle in the middle of nowhere. I love the park too and while you are there, make sure you plan to visit some of the covered bridges...and Northside Cafe is a must in the town square!

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Thank Glcoleman
Hibbing, Minnesota
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Nice view! I walked the path.....recommend the walk up the trail. You can drive, not sure you can year-round.

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Thank Erik W
Council Bluffs
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114 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

scary getting there, very narrow drive and drop off on one side so if heights are not your thing I don't suggest going. The tower is very interesting but sad people have to destroy things with graffiti and trash. Would make a great place for pictures

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Bergen, Norway
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323 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Drove up here on our little journey between all the bridges of Madison County. I had first thought to skip it, reading all the reviews about the bad road, but there was absolutely no problem driving up there. It's even a one way road most of the time, so absolutely no problem. The tower itself isn't anything spectacular but i... More 

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Thank Thomas1406
Winside, NE
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I love the Tower. The slow drive up there is so peaceful and the view down the valley is beautiful. We have been up to the tower in the summer. Very Green and cool with lots of shade. This time we were a couple of weeks late for the full color of fall. But got a chance to see the... More 

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Our granddaughter loved this spot. She felt like a princess. The drive to get to the tower is very long, curvy, and narrow. The tower is small, so you don't need much time here.

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Shingletown, California
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140 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We chose to park at the covered bridge parking lot and hike up to the tower, which is about 1 mile each way. Being fall, the foliage was turning and the birds were singing, it was a beautiful, non hurried walk. Once at the tower, the views are fantastic from the top. It is well worth getting to, whether you... More 

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