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American Gothic House

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Address: 300 American Gothic Street, Eldon, IA
Phone Number: +1 641-652-3352
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Mon 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Small town history

The gothic house is a historic place known by many. It's in a very small town with hardly anything but the property its self has been spruced up for tourists. Great place to dress... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Ottumwa, Iowa
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Ottumwa, Iowa
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The gothic house is a historic place known by many. It's in a very small town with hardly anything but the property its self has been spruced up for tourists. Great place to dress up and take photos with your family or friends. Fun stop to many is small town Iowa.

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peoria, il
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165 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The American Gothic House is a neat attraction. The house is nothing special, but it's the fact that we've all seen this house in the famous painting. The people there are really nice and there's a great gift shop there. Worth the stop when in the area. You don't have to pay a fee if you don't do the interior... More 

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Central Illinois
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This was a great stop! There was a nice little information center with very kind workers! We toured the center, watched a video and then had our picture taken in front of the famed house. We even dressed the part! It's a bit off the beaten path, but a nice stop.

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Algonquin, Illinois
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a great place to visit. Out of the way but not hard to get to now. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable and you can have your picture taken dressed in the outfits worn by the farmer and his daughter. There's a small museum that tells the paintings' story and it also has a display of pictures... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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155 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is about 15 miles south of the road we were traveling but, we thought it was worth the detour. It was well worth the detour. Fun for the family taking pictures in front of the house, the museum is neat as well.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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185 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I thought this would be a quick side trip on my over 3000 mile trip across the United States. It was so educational and I learned so much that I stayed over two hours (longer than necessary for a short visit but I read and saw everything). This is a realatively new attraction as the Center housing the museum, gift... More 

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Papillion, Nebraska, United States
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Wonderful little piece of Americana. No charge to dress up in the 'American Gothic' farmer's wife and farmer outfits (available in the visitor's center) so that you can pose like Grant Woods famous subjects. One of the staff is always happy to take a picture of you with your phone or camera. Lots of great souvenirs, T-shirts, and nick-knacks available... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My friend and I discovered his treasure by accident while returning home from a cross-country road trip. So glad we did. Seeing the house was cool enough, but a trip into the visitor's center really made the visit, That staff was so friendly, helpful and fun! One of the women took our photos (pitchfork included) in front of the famous... More 

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Rock Island, Illinois
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13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Although we arrived too late to enter the visitor's center it was worth the trip indeed! Just being able to see a piece of world famous Americana was really cool! We will definitely return again... this time when the center is open! Even with the center closed you can still access a patio area in front of the house with... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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101 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

As I was traveling to Des Moines to visit a friend, I realized I was going to be passing by the American Gothic House. How could I possibly turn down a chance to see this American Icon? I was expecting to just drive up and see the house and snap a quick picture of the outside, but was surprised to... More 

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