The Historic Hills Scenic Byway is 117 miles long and takes travelers through Wapello, Appanoose, Davis, Van Buren, and Lee counties. Pathfinders’ Byway Coordinator, Christina Hedström, 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 attractive wayfinding signs like the one pictured to the right.
Download a BYWAY MAP here!
Listen to the byway Audio Tours as you travel!
Find out more information about cool places to visit along the Byway!
Be sure to check out all of Iowa’s 10-state, two heritage, and two national byways. These routes are offered to those who wish to relax and often stop 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.
Want more information?
Contact Christina, Historic Hills Byway Coordinator, or check out www.iowabyways.org (be sure to check out the trip planner feature!). You can also find Historic Hills on Facebook.