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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!

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Upcoming Events

    The Keokuk Area Convention & Tourism Bureau Visitor Center is open on a limited basis due to the current Covid-19 Virus situation to small groups of people wearing required masks. You may also contact Kirk, the Executive Director to make an appointment to visit the office or to request any information that you may need to visit the Keokuk Area.  (319) 524-5599 or
     In addition, you can download the Keokuk Area Visitor Guide at   A Visitor Guide booklet is available for pick-up in a small kiosk outside of the Visitor Center's main entrance at 428 Main Street, Keokuk. 

   Some events throughout the area are being canceled or postponed.  We urge you to call the event hosts ahead of time to confirm event details before making plans. 


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The Great River Road

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 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.
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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, Illinois
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
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.