Keokuk, the Geode Capitol of the World is located in southeast Iowa along the Mississippi River. Keokuk is 15 miles southwest of Nauvoo, Illinois and 65 miles north of Hannibal, Missouri, the boyhood home of Mark Twain. The Keokuk Area Tourism Bureau & Visitor Center at 428 Main Street is here to help you with any information you need so that your stay here is easy and enjoyable! Call us today at 319-524-5599 for assistance in planning your trip to Keokuk!
Travel the Great River Road, the best scenic drive in America. It follows the course of the Mississippi River for 3000 miles throughout 10 states. The George M. Verity Riverboat Museum in Keokuk is 1 of 16 interpretive centers along the Great River Road in Iowa.
Travel the state of Iowa, where you're sure to experience unexpected discoveries & surprising destinations. From byway to byway, river to river and every spot in between, Iowa is waiting to welcome and surprise you. From our quaint small towns to our vibrant metropolis centers, we have your memories, just waiting to be discovered!
Iowa's Byways, Take A Back Road
Bypass traffic and experience a change of pace by traveling along Iowa's scenic and heritage byways. Iowa's nine state-designated and two nationally designated scenic byways are a great way to experience Iowa's natural beauty, history and culture.
Dial 511 or 511ia.org
511 provides real-time updates about weather-related road conditions, road work, commercial vehicle restrictions, road closures and other events that impact traffic. Dial 511 or select the above image to be immediately taken to the site. This service is active in 35 states including Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin & Nebraska.
Nauvoo, with its amazing storied past is 14 miles from Keokuk, on IL Hwy 96 North.
Fort Madison, Iowa
Historical Fort Madison, Iowa, also in Lee County, is 20 miles north of Keokuk on US Hwy 61.
Hannibal, Missouri, the boyhood home of Mark Twain is located 65 miles south of Keokuk on US Hwy 61.
Villages of Van Buren County, Iowa
In the next county over, the quaint, rustic villages of Van Buren County begin 30 miles from Keokuk, northwest on IA Hwy 2.