Chariton is situated about 100 miles (161 kilometers) away from Iowa City and 110 miles (177 kilometers) from Cedar Rapids - Iowa City.
Remember, limiting yourself to just one place will only ever provide you with a small window into the broader cultural and natural fabric of a region. So be sure to discover Central Iowa's range of sights and attractions. Places within a relatively short distance of Chariton are Knoxville, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southwest, and Osceola, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the east.
While you are in Chariton, why not see Winterset. Approximately 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the northwest, this regional transport and shopping hub is home to Roseman Bridge, Winterset Town Hall and Cedar Bridge. Imes Bridge, John Wayne Birthplace Museum and Holliwell Bridge are also well-worth checking out while you are here.
If you're keen on soaking up some of the local culture, make a beeline for Central Iowa's history museums.
Have you ever wondered if you'd be brave enough to go hot air ballooning? The Central Iowa area is a great place to have a go.
When it's time to say goodbye to Chariton, head to the nearest major airport located in Des Moines, 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the northwest.