Come enjoy one the top 5 rodeos on the American Rodeo Circuit. Held the weekend following Labor Day, the rodeo events start with special programs for the week leading up to the Cinch Shoot-Out on Wednesday night. Between the rodeo competition and Country Music's biggest stars, the Tri-State Rodeo is the place to be!
Latitude: 40.65126 Longitude: -91.321618 Elevation: 713 ft
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Born in raised in southeast Iowa, I have come to love the history, the architecture and the people of Fort Madison. From grand views of the Mississippi River, to church steeples and victorian style store fronts, Fort Madison appears to be frozen in time, like the story "Its a Wonderful Life". There are still many streets that are paved with bricks, old time porch swings in use and historic buildings, parks, business and offices throughout the town.
From Old Fort Madison, the replica 1808 fort, that stood along the Mississippi until 1813, to the luscious parks and the great downtown locations. The community offers original dining opportunities and friendly locals always willing to give directions and help visitors out. Make sure to catch a glimpse of Historic Iowa State Penitentiary. Soon to be available to visitors along the Mississippi River, Historic ISP is the oldest continually used prison in the United States. It was in operation from 1839 to 2015. It stands like a fortress on the east end of town. Find a bench in Riverview Park and watch river traffic moving up and down the river. climb the steps of the railroad overpass and watch the locomotives and passenger trains as they move through town and cross the mighty Mississippi on the swing span bridge. If your lucky, you may catch a tugboat pushing barges through the open bridge. From Eagles to Egrets, there are migrant bird populations always visable along the river and if you love to fish, the Mississippi's Pool 19, lovingly referred to as Cooper's Lake, is prime Bass and catfish territory. The Santa Fe Depot Museum Complex is in close proximity to Riverview Park. Home to the North Lee County Historical Society, this locations has friendly Docents and displays throughout the multiple buildings that tell the story of Fort Madison's history.
From the Tri-State Rodeo, to the Annual Mexican Fiesta, Fort Madison offers unique festivals and events all year long. The Main Street District hosts wine walks, craft and flea market opportunities and great novelty shops. With accommodations that range from your typical motel rooms to bed & breakfasts, boutique hotels, like The Kingsley Inn and camping is available for avid outdoorsmen. Fort Madison is a wonderful experience for anyone traveling or experience the Mississippi River. Come to Fort Madison and learn about your nation's history, in the place where Iowa began.
9/13/2017 – 9/16/2017
Admission Fee (if any)
Event cost varies with location of seats and number of days attending. Visit the Tri-State Rodeo online at www.tristaterodeo.org for detailed information.