You will find an entirely different experience in Allamakee County, the Northeast corner of Iowa! Deeply carved river valleys, upward reaching bluffs and outdoor activities for all seasons, are just a few things that make our county one of a kind! We have spectacular views of bluffs, the longest trout stream in the state, and the only National Monument in Iowa. Allamakee is the place for adventure, family friendly experiences and our unrivaled natural beauty.
Besides our natural surroundings, Allamakee County offers quaint downtowns, one of a kind shops and history that may surprise you. Did you know that Jefferson Davis spent time in Allamakee County? Davis was sent to Allamakee County to open the first saw mill west of the Mississippi River because he was courting President Zachary Tyler's daughter. Despite Tyler's effort, they did end up getting married on June 17, 1835.
We hope you find this website a useful and educational resource that will entice you to visit Allamakee County. We, Allamakee County Economic Development & Tourism (ACED), are proud to promote our wonderful county and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We are able to provide this brochure and other resources because of our business members. Without their support we would not be able to achieve the goals we have reached, provide the services we offer and create the marketing materials to help promote our county.
We are unique and can provide you a vacation, weekend getaway, hunting exploration or family adventure that you will never forget.
Come Explore With Us!