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Clark Tower, Winterset

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This article is about a structure in Winterset, Iowa. For the building commonly called Clark Tower in Memphis, Tennessee, see Clark Tower Executive Suites

Clark Tower is a castle-like limestone tower located in Winterset City Park in Winterset, Iowa, United States. It was erected in 1926, on the eightieth anniversary of the founding of Madison County, in memory of Caleb Clark, a stonemason who was the first white settler of Madison County, and his wife Ruth Clanton Clark. The tower stands at a height of 25 feet.

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  • This was our castle, our fort and secret hideout when we was kids. Also most people never knew there is a secret indian trail to it a lot faster than the road.  more »
  • One does not typically find a structure like this in Iowa. Pleasant scenic drive to get there. Nice views from the top of the tower.  more »
  • Neat little "castle" in Winterset. The drive is quite narrow and winds around gravel so be prepared. There are also walkers/hikers sharing the trail so be mindful of others. Once you arrive to the tower, it has great views of the surrounding area. I would recommend checking it out if visiting the area. Have fun!
  • Great hiking trails, lots of shade & uphill/downhill. There's a great playground for kids at parking area & a super-cool hedge maze my kids loved (me too). You can drive up to the tower or hike (about 1 mile each way) The tower is so cool & great picture opportunities! Overall we loved it.

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