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American Gothic House Center, Eldon

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Architectural Building Historic Site
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  • While driving through we stopped after reading about it on It was great fun to dress up and have our picture taken. The staff is very helpful, yet gives you your space. The museum...  more »
  • This is my second visit to this site. I have also visited his studio in Stone City. The exhibits in this museum have been significantly improved. My fiancĂ©e and I dressed up in period clothes and had ...  more »
  • This is an interesting exhibit of American art. American Gothic by Grant Wood is an iconic piece of art. This is where it started. There is a nice museum covering the life of Grant Wood. You can even ...  more »
  • Well worth the trip. You can't actually go in the house but that is fine since the exterior is what is famous. Nice welcome center adjacent to it. They have a great set up that provides easy on and off costumes, plus pitch forks, so you can stand in front of the house to recreate the iconic painting. Staff will take your picture or you can take your own.. Nice museum and gift shop too.
  • So fun! The museum was very informative and the costumes that you can put pin to take pictures in are a hoot. The people working the counter were super nice and helped us get dressed and then took pictures for us too. This is a hidden gem!
  • As a whole it's charming. The house is kept well and the little center has random facts about the history of the house and the painting. They have photo opportunities and a gift center.
  • We got there after hours. But the building and statues are in great shape!
  • Very polite staff / volunteers and best of all, it's FREE (during my visit). The staff help dress you up and you can bring your own camera to take pictures. They happily accept donations. There's a small museum in an attached room.