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American Gothic House, Eldon

Strike your own American Gothic pose in front of the house that inspired Iowa artist Grant Wood to begin his most famous painting. Costumes and pitchfork are provided by the American Gothic House Center!

Enjoy educational exhibits and videos on Grant Wood, view a fascinating collection of American Gothic parodies, and pin your town on our map. Find prints, postcards, books, clothing and other memorabilia in the gift shop.

Admission to the American Gothic House Center is free!
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  • Love this painting and I'm also a huge Rocky Horror fan so this was a must see! It is not in the best of areas.....a dead end after many very run down shacks! There was no one else there which was a s...  more »
  • We just happened upon this place while on a drive to Wisconsin. The visitors center is lovely and it was so much fun to see the actual house depicted in Wood's "American Gothic" painting. When we were...  more »
  • Was very beautiful and had lots of information about the house and famous painting based on the house. It also had tours of the house that i didn't get the chance to go on but would be really cool because you get to go inside the house! Overall just very pretty and informational.
  • Small cute attraction for local history. Nice spot to stretch your legs on a long car trip.

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