Welcome to Fort Madison

Fort Madison, Iowa (pop. 11,000) located along the Mighty Mississippi River in the southeast corner of Iowa. Fort Madison is situated between picturesque bluffs and one of the widest portions of the river. Our community is rich in history, culture and business opportunities abound. Home to innovative and sustainable industries; historic districts; and variety of transportation options including our Scenic Byways, historic rail lines, air, and river access…Fort Madison is Always Moving.

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Fort Madison is a beautiful Mississippi River community, with plenty to offer everyone.

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With a vibrant Main Street, what could be better than opening a business right here?

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A multitude of beautiful parks, sports fields and complexes, walking and biking trails and a beautiful riverfront.

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Featured Events

May 4 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
7:00 am
Booths sponsored by businesses interested in helping grow your business will be open starting at 7:00 am with breakfast beginning at 7:30 followed by announcement of Small Business of the Year and Micro Business of the Year. Reserve a booth for your small business:  319-372-5471 or chamber@fortmadison.com RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED!
May 13 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
8:30 am
Join us for the 4th Annual Mayhem on the Mississippi obstacle run! This fun filled event presents a challenging obstacle course covering over three miles throughout Rodeo Park. All participants are encouraged to join us at the Main Street BBQ following the run! Registration opens on March 1st!   Registration: The registration fee, which includes a t-shirt and refreshments after Continue Reading
Rodeo Park
May 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
5:00 pm
The Barley Hops event will be returning to Riverview Park in the parking lot of the pavilion.  This outdoor venue gives patrons the opportunity to try seasonal flavors by local & regional brew masters as well as regional distributors.  Along with the brew flavors, get ready to taste some of the best food from local restaurants paired perfectly for beer- all the while chilling out Continue Reading
Riverview Park
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Spend a day in downtown Fort Madison visiting downtown businesses, antique dealers, and artisans. Bring your family for fun events for the children, and great outdoor entertainment.
Downtown Fort Madison