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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 SuitesClark 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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  • The drive up to the tower is very nice, passing basically through the forest (especially pretty in fall). The structure is beautiful & there is a nice view from it. Get directions at the welcome cente...  more »
  • A friend and I visited this tower in October. The view from the top on a nice Fall day is perfect! The trees are beautiful that surround the area. It's a must do on a sunny Fall day!  more »
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  • 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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