Getting Here

Getting Here

Fort Madison is a centrally located city in the heart of the Midwest. We're equally distant from major metropolitan areas and easily accessibly by automobile, train, air or river!


Fort Madison has a four-lane highway running through the heart of the City, US Highway 61 and Iowa Highway 2. This artery runs east and west following the river and railroad tracks. US Highway 61 connects to US Highway 34 & 218/27, Interstate 80 in Iowa; Interstate 72 in Illinois and Interstate 70 in Missouri. For your drive to Fort Madison, we've provided a map tool at the bottom of the page, or go to Google maps.

Are you from a major metropolitan area like Chicago, Des Moines, Kansas City or St. Louis? Then check out this map and see how close your next weekend trip is!


If you are taking the sight-seeing tour by the comfort of Amtrak, check your schedule and set your destination for Fort Madison, Iowa. Amtrak has arrivals and departures daily on the Southwest Chief. Book your trip today on Amtrak.


For you pilots traveling by means of your own plane, Fort Madison Municipal Airport is the perfect place to touch down. Otherwise, Fort Madison has the opportunity for daily departures and arrivals to Chicago O’Hare, St Louis Lambert Airports or, starting November 7, 2016  your options extend to Minneapolis St Paul through the Southeast Iowa Regional Airport 20 minutes north of Fort Madison with Air Choice One. Should you be in need of transportation while visiting the area, AVIS Car Rental is on site at the Southeast Iowa Regional Airport or you can call the local Enterprise Car Rental here in Fort Madison. Book your car today by calling 1-319-754-5187.


If boating is more your style, Fort Madison has a well establish marina in Riverview Park with transient boat slips for those wishing to dock for the night or just a few hours of stretching your legs and grabbing a bite to eat. Other amenities include gas pump, electrical hook-ups, two concrete boat ramps, paved parking lot and dumping station.