Fort Madison, Iowa is a bustling historic Mississippi River Community featuring diverse events like the Area Art Association's Gallery Exhibits, Central Park Farmers Market, The Old Settlers Association Summer concert series, City Band Concerts and much more.
Annual events like the Tri-State Rodeo in early September, Charlie Korshgen's Kiddie Parade on the Fourth of July as well as the Independence Day Fireworks Display bring the community together to celebrate. Other annual events such as the Mexican Fiesta, Old Fort Days, the Festival of lights and the Main Street Wine and Beer Festival highlight the communities rich culture.
Fort Madison boasts of all the recreational and tourism opportunities associated with the Mississippi River. Boating, fishing, beautiful views of neighboring bluffs, riverscaped walkways, scenic overlooks, and a rich history provide visitors to Fort Madison with numerous attractions.
The new Baxter Sports Complex offers fully lit baseball/softball fields as well as soccer/football fields, a Concession stand with restrooms, playground equipment and a fully lit parking lot. The new Baxter Sports Complex is considered a quality of life investment in the Fort Madison community.
Sheaffer Memorial Golf Course is a public 18 hole golf course featuring a pro shop, putting green, and driving range. The modern clubhouse offers a panoramic view of the golf course.
Fort Madison appeals to business and family travelers due to its rich and unique history, diverse culture and progressive economy.
Fort Madison is also a great place to stay for people visiting Nauvoo, Illinois. Nauvoo overlooks the Mississippi from the Illinois side and has a storied history beginning with the Native Americans who first settled the area, to the Mormons, French Icarians, and then German immigrants. The town is most well-known for its part in the history of Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.This small town turns into a bustling tourist destination every summer.