Welcome To The Keokuk Area Convention & Tourism Bureau


Annual Events
       Bald Eagle Appreciation Days
       City of Christmas
       Civil War Reenactment
       L-Bird Convention & Fly-In
       Rollin on the River Blues Fest

Area Antique Shops

       Bridge Observation Deck
       Chief Keokuk
       Keokuk National Cemetery
       Keokuk Veterans' Memorial
       Lock & Dam #19
       Miller House Museum
       The Grand Theatre
       Verity River Museum

       Keokuk Event Calendar
       Tri-State Area Event Calendar

Contact Us
       Visitor Guide Request

Group Tours

Keokuk Geodes



National Register
      of Historic Places

Parks and Recreation

Shuttle Bus

Keokuk Geodes

   Although geodes of different kinds are found all over the world, the greatest abundance and variety are found in the outcropping of the Mississippian lower Keokuk bed within a 70 mile radius of the intersection of the Mississippi and Des Moines Rivers. Southeastern Iowa is one of the state’s best Geode collecting areas. Geode State Park in Henry County is named for the occurrence of the geode.

   The large number of mineral inclusions and the exquisite crystal groups that they form have made the Keokuk Geodes the most beautiful and the most sought after of all geodes by museums and collectors the world over. The most common size of Keokuk Geodes is about 3-4 inches across and sometimes reach 2 feet across and larger. Most Keokuk Geodes occur within a 35 mile radius of Keokuk. To learn more about the Keokuk Geode, visit Geode Gallery.

    Bevard Collection. The Bevard Collection of Keokuk Geodes found in the tri-state area are displayed at the Keokuk Area Convention & Tourism Office, 429 Main Street, Keokuk.

Annual Geode Fest

To get information about the annual Geode Fest, visit here

Geode Exploring

Dennis Stevenson Geodes
625 S. 18th St. • Hamilton, Illinois • 309.337.3089

Fabulous Keokuk Geode Mine
St. Francisville, MO • 309.313.2077 for appt.

Jacobs Geode Shop & Mine
823 East County Rd 1220 • Hamilton, Illinois • 217.847.3509

Nick's Geodes
251 North 7th St. • Hamilton, Illinois • 217.219.1263

Sheffler's Rock Shop
Highway 61 (7 miles s. of Alexandria, MO) • 660.754.1134

St. Francisville Geodes
Highway 27 • St. Francisville, Missouri • 660.754.6361

Vickers Geodes
511 S. 9th St. • Hamilton, Illinois • 319.795.1219

Wildcat Springs Park
Hamilton, Illinois


Keokuk Area Convention and Tourism Bureau
429 Main St. | Keokuk, IA 52632