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American Gothic House

300 American Gothic St, Eldon, IA 52554-9654
+1 641-652-3352
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It is currently under construction!!!

We travelled 2 hours out of our way to view the house. The mobile website does not tell you it is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
goodhelmet
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San Antonio, Texas
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Senior Citizen Bus Tour

I am in the bank travel business. I take senior citizens on bus tours. The week of June 19th I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rita M
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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Come to Eldon, Iowa and view the exterior of the house that inspired Grant Wood to paint American Gothic, one of the most recognized paintings in the world. Tour the adjacent American Gothic House Center which showcases Grant Wood's life and the history of the house. Props on hand encourage visitors to pose in front of the historic American Gothic House and create their own unique American Gothic portrait.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
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Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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300 American Gothic St, Eldon, IA 52554-9654
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+1 641-652-3352
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"front of the house"
in 23 reviews
"grant wood"
in 26 reviews
"visitor center"
in 15 reviews
"fun stop"
in 9 reviews
"gift shop"
in 18 reviews
"pictures taken"
in 4 reviews
"take pictures"
in 6 reviews
"photo opportunity"
in 3 reviews
"piece of history"
in 4 reviews
"fun facts"
in 2 reviews
"nice stop"
in 4 reviews
"woman working"
in 2 reviews
"road trip"
in 5 reviews
"great fun"
in 4 reviews
"des moines"
in 7 reviews
"great pictures"
in 2 reviews
"quick stop"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travelled 2 hours out of our way to view the house. The mobile website does not tell you it is under construction. Keep this in mind if you plan on visiting in July or August of 2018 and you were looking forward to a...More

Thank goodhelmet
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am in the bank travel business. I take senior citizens on bus tours. The week of June 19th I took a group to southeast Iowa to Van Buren County. On our last day our first stop was the American Gothic House in Eldon, Iowa....More

Thank Rita M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good place to have a quick visit. Have your photo taken with the life-size models outside? Interesting displays. Good gift shop - though I bought nothing (I might have done on another day).

Thank Mark A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wasn't too far off our path, so took the short drive to visit and take pictures. We were there before the visitor center was open, but still able to walk around, read some of the history, and recreate our version of the iconic painting.

Thank slosterb
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here on a Sunday morning, a couple hours before the visitors center opened. We had fun taking selfies, looking at the house of the icon painting and reading the information about how it all came to be.

Thank Barbara N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here while on a road trip. The visitor center was nice and informative. The woman working was helpful with explaining everything and helping the kids find clothes to fit for photos. The house itself was well maintained and we all loved taking photos. Great...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I are lifelong Iowans, although we've lived in Missouri for the past two years. However, neither of us had ever visited until a couple of weeks ago. I wasn't fully convinced to dress up in costume until we got there, but the...More

Thank Conner T
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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

Clean, modern visitor center with very friendly receptionist. Packed with memorabilia! They have clothes to loan so you can take a photo in front of the house just like the painting! Fun!

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Reviewed December 23, 2017

Even if you have never heard of this house or painting before, take an hour or so and stop here to learn about it and see some cool things. The visitor center is great - there is a walk through museum, a short film, gift...More

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Reviewed December 19, 2017

It's funny how one can see an iconic image but not realize it's origin. The American Gothic House and it's two famous characters in front is legend in art and magazines with political figures often substituted for the two original characters; in fact, there's a...More

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lheadley
July 23, 2017|
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Response from Dalekd2013 | Reviewed this property |
According to their website , the center (gift shop) and museum are open Tuesday-Saturday 10: to 5:00. Sunday and Monday 1:00 to 4:00. The house itself is only open the 2nd Saturday of April thru October from 10:00 to 4:00.
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lheadley
July 23, 2017|
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Response from Holly B | Property representative |
The museum is open from 10-5 Tuesday - Saturday and 1-4 Sunday - Monday. The gift shop is inside the museum and has the same hours.
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