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You'd never expect a church like this in rural America!

The St. francis Basilica is a surprising and stunning church in small-town Dyersville. One of only... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bangkok, Thailand
If you like beautiful old churches----this is worth the drive

It's amazing that such a beautiful basilica is in this small town in Iowa--but it is. The detail on... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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104 3rd St SW, Dyersville, IA 52040-1632
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The St. francis Basilica is a surprising and stunning church in small-town Dyersville. One of only 69 basilicas in the U.S., but only two in rural America. Soaring spires and a beautiful interior make this a fabulous visit. But, while in the area, drive another...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2018

It's amazing that such a beautiful basilica is in this small town in Iowa--but it is. The detail on the inside is amazing----I hope the Pope gets to see it someday--it's called the Popes Church.He sees the best in the world--of course--and this fits right...More

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Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

The basilica stands tall in the small town of Dyersville and is very impressive from the outside. The real wow comes when you go inside though. Beautiful windows, pews, altar, organs and more. It is staggering that this is one of only three rural basilicas...More

1  Thank pacuthbertson
Reviewed July 31, 2018

This is an amazing church (basilica). it is still a church so "behave". The architecture is incredible as are the altar and windows. This is a 15-20 min stop.

1  Thank Rinate
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Three altars and a seat for the Pope. In Iowa! We've seen a ton of churches both here in North America and in Scandinavia and South America. This little town's church rivals and often bests the best of them. No matter what your faith, or...More

1  Thank oldfolkie
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Wonderful place to visit,just gorgeous! Very inspirational when you attend mass here! Very well kept up one of the most beautiful churches around!

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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We visited this church on Sunday service and it was very nice, the church is the most beautiful I have ever seen. Friendly, welcoming people.

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Reviewed June 14, 2018

How farmers and townspeople in a small Iowa town afforded to build this amazing church in the late 1800's is unbelievable. The detail is amazing. We watched a short film near the side entrance and picked up a brochure near the main entrance. No one...More

2  Thank dmelinemail
Reviewed June 1, 2018

We went to Dyersville to see The Field of Dreams but after reading other things to do on TripAdvisor, we visited this bascilica. It's only one of four bascilicas in a rural area in the U.S. It was spectacular! Like walking into a 14th century...More

1  Thank Patricia S
Reviewed March 14, 2018

The gem of the entire Archdiocese and an amazing testimonial to the spirituality of Dyersville's founders.

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