Grant Wood Scenic Byway

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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