Historic Hills Byway

Illustrative signs like this let you know when you are on the byway

Illustrative signs like this let you know when you are on the Byway

The Historic Hills Scenic Byway is 105 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!

Shop Local at our annual Spring Shop About!

Download a Spring Shop About Brochure

Listen to the byway Audio Tours as you travel!

Audio Tour Spotify Podcast

Download the Audio Tour Brochure

Audio Tour brochure outside

Audio Tour brochure inside

Explore the Byway!     

Find out more information about cool places to visit along the Byway!


Visit the BEAUTIFUL counties of the Historic Hills Scenic Byway TODAY!! 

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.

To learn more about Iowa’s Byways Program and to plan your trip today, please visit www.iowabyways.org!

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.

Contact Christina, Historic Hills Byway Coordinator