city and county seat in Lee County, Iowa

Fort Madison is a city in Southeast Iowa. It is on the Mississippi River and has a population of about 11,000.


Fort Madison dates back to a fort of the same name built in the early 19th century.

Get inEdit

Map of Fort Madison

By trainEdit

Amtrak's daily Southwest Chief passenger train makes its only Iowa stop in Fort Madison on its runs between Chicago and other stops in Illinois on one side and Missouri, Kansas, and other states right the way to Los Angeles on the other. The station is at 1601 20th Street, on the river side of the city.

By planeEdit

  • 1 Fort Madison Municipal Airport. General aviation airport. No scheduled passenger service.  

Get aroundEdit


  • 1 Old Fort Madison, 716 Riverview Dr, +1 319 372-6318. Jun-Sep: W-Sa 9:30AM-5PM, Su noon-5PM; May and Oct: Sa-Su 9:30AM-5PM. Reconstructed military garrison that was in use from 1808 to 1813. $6.45 adults, $3.25 children 6-16, free for children under 6. Family rate $17.25 (2 adults and 2 or more children).






Go nextEdit

Routes through Fort Madison
AlbuquerqueKansas City  W   E  GalesburgChicago
DavenportBurlington  N   S  → Jct W   EHannibal

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