Famous Iowans, Alpacas, Bridges & Quilts - Eco-bus trip

Polk County Education Programs, Polk County

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

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Journey to the rolling, scenic landscape of Madison County.  Our first stop is the award winning John Wayne Birthplace and Museum. Enjoy a short documentary of the famous actor and tour his birthplace home. We will then tour the unique Iowa Quilt Museum in downtown Winterset. Lunch will be a “farm to table” experience at the Henry A. Wallace farm.  Learn the important family legacy of the Wallace family to agriculture and conservation in Iowa.  We will stop at the famous Roseman Covered Bridge featured in the “Bridges of Madison County” movie.  Participants will have free time to explore the many unique shops in downtown Winterset.  The refurbished Iowa Theatre will feature a short movie showing clips from films made in Iowa and actors from Iowa.  The Rusty Stars Alpaca’s farm will be our final stop of the day to feed these unique animals.  Bring your curiosity and sense of adventure for a fun day in Madison County.  

Fee: $120 includes motorcoach transportation, lunch and tour fees.

Departure location TBD.

Registration deadline:  September 27.

Trip Cancellation Policy:  Reservations are fully refundable prior to registration deadline. After deadline, registration may be refunded less the $10 cancellation fee if space can be filled. If the reserved space is not filled before the trip, no refund can be given.  

*Please Note: Friends of Jester Park membership discount and Nature Pass does not apply to Eco-Bus Trips.

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Famous Iowans, Alpacas, Bridges & Quilts - Eco-bus trip


Wednesday, October 11, 2023
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM


Jester Park Nature Center
12130 NW 128th Street
Granger, IA 50109
Lori Foresman-Kirpes, 515-323-5380
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Adults - $120.00

Children - $120.00