Come relax, enjoy and experience the natural beauty and inherent fun found in Clayton County, Iowa! Spend the weekend exploring hidden historic treasures, trout fishing in a stream or river, hiking through a state park or national monument, driving along the scenic Mississippi River or perusing numerous antique and specialty shops. With such a vast array of activities to entertain, you are sure to find fun for everyone in Clayton County!
The county includes a diverse landscape of rolling hills, historical main streets and breathtaking views of the Mississippi. Come explore four of Iowa’s Great Places, the River Bluffs Scenic Byway, the Turkey River Recreational Corridor, the Mississippi River Trail and the cultural and entertainment districts that will help you make memories to last a lifetime!
Clayton County, Iowa: Places to Relax, Enjoy & Experience
Visitors and locals alike enjoy the scenic drive though Backbone State Park, Iowa’s first State Park then a short drive to the local drug store for a soda from the old-time soda fountain and a serving of strawberry short at the historic Franklin Hotel. . . more
Known as the Garden City, Monona reflects the best of small town living, with three beautiful parks and a unique Butterfly Garden & Prairie Trail. . . more
There is something to do every weekend this fall in Clayton County, Iowa. Wine tasting, fall hiking, outdoor festivals, antiquing and so much. . . more
River Bluffs Scenic Byway
Takes travelers through Clayton County, Iowa's “Little Switzerland” along the way it threads through or near the communities. . . more