Winterset, Iowa: Clark Tower - Castle

25-foot limestone castle tower built in 1926 and dedicated to Caleb and Ruth Clark, pioneers of Madison County.
South 9th St., Winterset, IA
I-80 Exit 110, 14 mile south to Winterset. Go straight though the 4-way stop. Go to the 3rd stoplight and turn left. Go 9 blocks and turn right. Go about 3 blocks and you are in the park.
Dawn to dusk. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Clark Tower - Castle

Maps program couldn't find it, but it's right on the edge of town, roughy 7 blocks from John Wayne's Birthplace.

[Lala, 07/14/2015]

Clark Castle.

Clark Tower - Castle

This 25-foot limestone castle tower was built in 1926 and dedicated to Caleb and Ruth Clark, pioneers of Madison County, IA. It is located in the Winterset, IA city park (9th & Washington). The road to the tower is gravel, pockmarked, and winding, but worth the trip.

[Jen Danzinger, 05/29/2011]
Clark Tower

A 3-story limestone tower located in the city park on east 9th Street. it overlooks the middle river valley which has a impressive view in the fall. You can only get to it by going through the city park and taking a narrow one way winding rock road for about a mile in and another mile out. At the entrance to the park is one of The Bridges of Madison County as seen in the movie by the same name.

[Gene Stephenson, 06/23/2003]

Nearby Offbeat Places

John Wayne Birthplace MuseumJohn Wayne Birthplace Museum, Winterset, IA - 1 mi.
Bridges Of Madison CountyBridges Of Madison County, Winterset, IA - 1 mi.
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Virgin Mary in a Tree, Polk City, IA - 34 mi.

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