A main stop and river crossing on the Mormon Trail, Bonaparte offers you a step back in time to enjoy the architecture and shops in this delightfully restored town, complete with historic downtown street lights. Bonaparte is proud to be designated as a Main Street Project, National Historic District and a National Historic Riverfront District.

Bonaparte is endowed with charming 1800's cottages, gracious Victorian homes and excellent historic architecture all beautifully restored. Visit our two restored Grist Mills, the Old Bonaparte Pottery and the Scenic Des Moines Riverfront complete with a butterfly garden, historic lock walls, and a refurbished bandshell.

Nearby Wybreg Village hosts Renaissance Festivals several times a year, an authentic and exciting perfomance by lords, ladies, jousters and horses.

After a full day of exploring stop by the Bonaparte Retreat Restaurant, located in the Meek Grist Mill, just one of our local businesses offering our visitors hospitality beyond compare.



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