Step into a Grant Wood painting as you traverse the Grant Wood Scenic Byway that stretches 75 miles from Anamosa's Stone City to the Mississippi River. Taking a bird's eye view down the byway, the countryside is a patchwork of striking farmland and limestone bluffs connecting three rivers. Wetlands dot the landscape and three Iowa state parks provide beautiful places to enjoy the outdoors.
Art is one of the star attractions of this byway. Explore past artistic accomplishments at the Grant Wood Art Gallery and the famed Stone City Art Colony. Peruse work by present day artists at the Maquoketa and Bellevue art galleries. If you're an aspiring artist, don't miss attending a workshop at the Maquoketa Art Experience.
Come for the inspiring landscape and discover all that the Grant Wood Scenic Byway has to offer.
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Along your route, make stops at these attractions:
Stone City Historic District, Anamosa
National Motorcycle Museum, Anamosa
State Penitentiary Museum, Anamosa
Grant Wood Art Gallery, Anamosa
Calkins Square, Wyoming
Eden Valley Refuge, Baldwin
Old City Hall Art Gallery, Maquoketa
Maquoketa Art Experience, Maquoketa
Hurstville Interpretive Center, Maquoketa
Bellevue State Park, Bellevue
For more detailed maps and information, contact the Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation & Development at 563.864.7112.
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