The Historic Hills Scenic Byway is 117-miles long and takes travelers through Wapello, Appanoose, Davis, Van Buren, and Lee counties. Pathfinders’ Byway Coordinator, Diana Hughell, meets regularly with local stakeholder groups to develop the visitor experience along the Byway. The Byway is part of a statewide Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) coalition of designated Byways.
You’ll know you’re on the byway, when you spot the attractive wayfinding signs like the one pictured to the right.
Explore the Byway!
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Be sure to check out all of Iowa’s 10 state, 2 heritage , and 2 national byways. These routes are offered to those who wish to relax and stop often to enjoy Iowa’s scenic beauty and sites of interest. Estimated driving time ranges from 1.5 hours to 3.5 hours, depending on your speed and number of stops.