Welcome to Clayton County, Iowa

Clayton County has it all! Shop at a variety of retail shops and boutiques and hunt for antiques. Learn about local history at a museum or browse fine art at our galleries. Relax at a winery or brewery, or enjoy a latte at a coffee shop. Check out socially distanced events and entertainment, and get a bite at our restaurants and cafés.

The great outdoors are calling! Visit us for gorgeous fall color and scenic views, golfing, fishing, hiking, biking, and so much more. If you aren't traveling currently, dream now, visit later!

To keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage you to follow the recommendations of the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) and the guidance of the State of Iowa. Stay up to date on the latest orders from Governor Kim Reynolds. We encourage keeping a social distance of at least six feet.

To learn more about available resources for families, businesses, and nonprofits, visit our COVID-19 Resources page. Stay safe and healthy.

Plan Your Visit

Start Your Vacation Here

Plan your trip to Clayton County with the itinerary planner. Simply create an account, then start adding your destinations or choose a pre-made itinerary based on your interests. The options are endless!

New in 2021!

Iowa's Scenic Byway Passport is your ticket to discovering the beauty of Iowa’s miles of scenic byways. You’ll experience small town America, diverse landscapes, historic sites and unique restaurants, shops and attractions.

Each month in 2021, one byway traveler will win a Byway Prize Package which will include gift certificates for hotels, restaurants, attractions and more! Each check-in to a location on the passport earns you one entry into the monthly sweepstakes drawing. It’s free to sign up and the more locations along the byways you visit, the more deals, discounts and prizes you’ll unlock!

2021 Calendar

Discover events and attractions in the communities of Clayton County!

While the COVID-19 pandemic altered many 2020 activities, event organizers have come up with creative solutions to keep the fun going! With virtual options, twists on old favorite activities, and social distancing measures, there are lots of options to experience and enjoy time in Clayton County!

Check our online calendar for any additional events or changes to planned events.

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Business Opportunities

  • 101 W. Mission St., Strawberry Poin


  • 200 & 202 W. Bridge Street, El

    Own one of Elkader’s most known businesses that includes living quarters beside it. Sitting

  • 1402 S. Highway 52

    Murray’s Outdoor Store is a nursery, garden center, and gift shop located at 1402

  • 108 N Main St

    Bente Building, Garnavillo, IA Main Street commercial building in beautiful NE Iowa Commercial building with one

  • 116 East Mission Street

    This is a great opportunity for for a seed dealer. With 5,000 square feet,

  • 111 S Main Street

    GREAT INVESTMENT property for rental income with commercial space on Main floor and 3 bedroom

  • 258 Main Street

    Commercial building located right in the heart of downtown McGregor, Ia.  Could house several

  • 226 Main Street

    Price reduced!!  Commercial building for sale w/large store front!  Has 2 apartments upstairs. Call today

  • 510 S First St and 515 – 516

    Currently zoned Commercial, these vacant lots are located south of the Municipal Building in

  • 110 N Main St

    Well-established bar/restaurant in beautiful NE Iowa Perfect opportunity to own you own business with living

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