55 days in United States Itinerary

55 days in United States Itinerary

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Drive to Ontario International Airport, Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Lincoln
— 2 nights
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Omaha
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Duluth
— 4 nights
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Saint Louis
— 3 nights
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Branson
— 5 nights
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Kansas City
— 5 nights
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Topeka
— 5 nights
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Wichita
— 5 nights
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Medora
— 2 nights
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Williston
— 1 night
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Washburn
— 1 night
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Napoleon
— 1 night
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Drive to Bismarck Municipal Airport, Fly to Rochester International Airport, Drive to Mason City
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Mason City
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Dubuque
— 2 nights
Drive
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West Branch
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fairfield
— 1 night
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Pella
— 1 night
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Winterset
— 3 nights
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Drive to Des Moines International Airport, Fly to Ontario International Airport, Drive to San Bernardino

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Colorado Springs

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey and Miramont Castle Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument and Climbing Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to River Rafting & Tubing (in Canon City), Bishop Castle (in Rye) and Divide (Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center & Mueller State Park). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around North Cheyenne Canon Park and explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs day trip app.

San Bernardino to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, Colorado Springs is a bit cooler than San Bernardino - with highs of 68°F and lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lincoln.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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Lincoln

Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. On the 18th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Homestead National Monument of America, do a tasting at James Arthur Vineyard, then admire the masterpieces at Sheldon Museum of Art, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Catholic Church. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Nebraska State Capitol, then explore the activities along Holmes Park & Lake, and then play a few rounds at Wilderness Ridge Golf Club.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lincoln road trip planning site.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Lincoln in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Colorado Springs in May, expect Lincoln to be somewhat warmer, temps between 74°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Omaha.

Things to do in Lincoln

Golf · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

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James Arthur Vineyard ©
Winery / Vineyard
James Arthur Vineyard
4.7

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Omaha

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): visit Old Market, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Henry Doorly Zoo, then steep yourself in history at Joslyn Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Cecilia's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Family Shrine, and then immerse yourself in nature at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Omaha trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Omaha takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. May in Omaha sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nightlife

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Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Aquarium
Henry Doorly Zoo
4.7
The Durham Museum ©
History Museum
The Durham Museum
4.7

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Duluth

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area and Onyx Beach. Get some cultural insight at Two Harbors Lighthouse and Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center. Explore Duluth's surroundings by going to Castle Danger Brewery (in Two Harbors), Shovel Point (in Silver Bay) and Pattison State Park (in Superior). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Tettegouche State Park, look for gifts at Great Lakes Candy Kitchen, trek along Meyers Beach Sea Caves, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Duluth journey planner.

Drive from Omaha to Duluth in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Omaha in May, expect nights in Duluth to be a bit cooler, around 40°F, while days are much colder, around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Kawishiwi Falls Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Kawishiwi Falls Trail
4.8
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Kayaking & Canoeing
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Saint Louis

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Step off the beaten path and head to Adam Puchta Winery and Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and Hermannhof Vineyards. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint Louis: Church Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows (in Rhineland), Pinckney Bend Distillery (in New Haven) and Deutschheim State Historic Site (in Hermann). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Saint Louis Zoo.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Saint Louis tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Duluth to Saint Louis takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Duluth in May: highs in Saint Louis hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums

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Branson

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Veterans Memorial Museum and Wilson's Creek National Battlefield. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum and Eureka Springs Historical Downtown. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Branson: Pea Ridge National Military Park (in Garfield), Eureka Springs (Basin Spring Park & Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs) and Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel (in Bella Vista). There's lots more to do: hike along Lost Canyon Nature Trail and Cave, have some family-friendly fun at TNT Old Time Photo, get great views at 165 Scenic Overlook, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cosmic Cavern.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Branson sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Branson in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Parks · Museums

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Kansas City

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pirtle Winery and Jesse James Birthplace Museum. Visit Watkins Mill State Park and Union Station for their historical value. Explore Kansas City's surroundings by going to Pony Express Museum (in Saint Joseph), Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area (in Blue Springs) and Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge (in Mound City). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial, browse the exhibits of Kaleidoscope, tour the pleasant surroundings at Champion Bicycles, and steep yourself in history at Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site.

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Getting from Branson to Kansas City by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In June in Kansas City, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Topeka.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

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Pirtle Winery ©
Must see
Pirtle Winery
4.7
Pony Express Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Pony Express Museum
4.5

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Topeka

Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. Your inner history buff will appreciate Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site and Fort Scott National Cemetery. Get a sense of the local culture at Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Historic Site and Prairie Fire Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Topeka side-trips: Lawrence (Phoenix Gallery & Mass Street Soda), Heritage Center of Dickinson County (in Abilene) and David Traylor Zoo of Emporia (in Emporia). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Pony Express Barn & Museum, identify plant and animal life at Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery, admire the majestic nature at Milford State Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church Topeka.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Topeka tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Kansas City to Topeka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Topeka sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Wichita.

Things to do in Topeka

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Wichita

Get a sense of the local culture at Cosmosphere and Chase County Courthouse. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Safari Zoological Park and Ellinwood Underground Tunnels. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wichita: The Big Well (in Greensburg), Grace Hill Winery (in Whitewater) and Walnut River Brewing Company (in El Dorado).

Make your Wichita itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Topeka to Wichita in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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Highlights from your trip
The Big Well ©
Specialty Museum
The Big Well
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Cosmosphere ©
Science Museum
Cosmosphere
4.8
Grace Hill Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Grace Hill Winery
4.4

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Medora

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. On the 19th (Wed), trek along Caprock-Coulee Trail, then explore the striking landscape of South Unit, and then get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook. On the next day, play a few rounds at Bully Pulpit Golf Course and then trek along Oxbow Overlook.

Discover how to plan a Medora trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Wichita to Medora in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Wichita to Medora due to the time zone difference. In June, Medora is a bit cooler than Wichita - with highs of 76°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Williston.

Things to do in Medora

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

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South Unit ©
Must see
South Unit
4.9
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Historic Walking Area
Painted Canyon Overlook
4.8
Oxbow Overlook ©
Hiking Trail
Oxbow Overlook
4.9

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Williston

Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. On the 21st (Fri), play a few rounds at Links of North Dakota, steep yourself in history at Fort Union Trading Post, and then gain insight at Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center.

For more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Williston trip planner.

Drive from Medora to Williston in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Washburn.

Things to do in Williston

Golf · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums
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Washburn

Washburn is a city in McLean County, North Dakota, United States. On the 22nd (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Cross Ranch State Park, then steep yourself in history at Fort Mandan, and then take an in-depth tour of The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Washburn trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Williston to Washburn by car takes about 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Washburn are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Napoleon.

Things to do in Washburn

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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Fort Mandan ©
Historic Site
Fort Mandan
4.5

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Napoleon

Napoleon is a city in Logan County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Dinosaurs of the Prairie and then admire the majestic nature at Beaver Lake State Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Napoleon trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Washburn to Napoleon in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Napoleon are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Mason City.

Things to do in Napoleon

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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Mason City

Mason City is a city in and the county seat of Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Lime Creek Nature Center, steep yourself in history at Stockman House Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Historic Park Inn Hotel, and finally contemplate the long history of Rock Crest - Rock Glen Historical District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Fossil & Prairie Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Music Man Square, and then admire the majestic nature at Clear Lake State Park.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mason City road trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Napoleon to Mason City. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dubuque.

Things to do in Mason City

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

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Highlights from your trip
Historic Park Inn Hotel ©
Architectural Building
Historic Park Inn Hotel
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Music Man Square ©
Historic Walking Area
Music Man Square
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Dubuque

Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): walk around Grant Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, then see the interesting displays at National Brewery Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dickeyville Grotto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., then steep yourself in history at Washburne House State Historic Site, then learn about winemaking at Galena Cellars Vineyard, and finally learn about winemaking at Stone Cliff Winery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dubuque tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Mason City to Dubuque takes 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Dubuque can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to West Branch.

Things to do in Dubuque

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Museums

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Grant Park ©
Park
Grant Park
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Dickeyville Grotto ©
Religious Site
Dickeyville Grotto
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West Branch

West Branch is a city in Cedar and Johnson counties in the U.S. On the 28th (Fri), explore the landscape on two wheels at Hoover Nature Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Macbride Nature Recreation Area, and then admire the majestic nature at Palisades-Kepler State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, then contemplate the long history of Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, then contemplate the long history of Wilton Candy Kitchen, and finally take an in-depth tour of Iowa 80 Trucking Museum.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the West Branch trip maker site.

You can drive from Dubuque to West Branch in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in West Branch can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fairfield.

Things to do in West Branch

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

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Fairfield

Fairfield is a city in, and the county seat of, Jefferson County, Iowa, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at Maharishi Vedic Observatory, don't miss a visit to Chief Wapello's Memorial Park, then admire the landmark architecture of American Gothic House, and finally contemplate the long history of Maasdam Barns.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Fairfield tour builder.

Traveling by car from West Branch to Fairfield takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Fairfield are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pella.

Things to do in Fairfield

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Maasdam Barns ©
Historic Site
Maasdam Barns
4.9
Maharishi Vedic Observatory ©
Specialty Museum
Maharishi Vedic Observatory
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Pella

Pella is a city in Marion County, Iowa, United States, with a population of 10,352 at the time of the 2010 census. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): learn about winemaking at Tassel Ridge Winery, look for gifts at Frisian Farms Cheese House, examine the collection at Vermeer Museum & Global Pavilion, then admire the landmark architecture of Scholte House Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Historical Village, Vermeer Windmill & Scholte House.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pella sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Fairfield to Pella takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Winterset.

Things to do in Pella

Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping · Museums

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Scholte House Museum ©
Architectural Building
Scholte House Museum
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Tassel Ridge Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Tassel Ridge Winery
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Winterset

Winterset is a city in Madison County, Iowa, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of John Wayne Birthplace & Museum, then learn about winemaking at Summerset Winery, then do a tasting at La Vida Loca Winery, and finally see the interesting displays at Guthrie County Historical Village. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Templeton Rye, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Raccoon River Valley Trail, and then take in the views from Hogback Covered Bridge.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Winterset road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pella to Winterset takes 1.5 hours. July in Winterset sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Winterset

Museums · Trails · Outdoors · Parks

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Templeton Rye ©
Distillery
Templeton Rye
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