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Cedar Rock State Park (Lowell Walter Residence)

2611 Quasqueton Diagonal Blvd, Buchanan Co Hwy W-35, Independence, IA 50644-9354
+1 319-934-3572
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Historical gem in NE Iowa

My husband grew up in this area and had never visited and I wanted to see it, so we went while we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah F
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Ankeny, Iowa
VERY NICE

We arrived just as the tour was about to begin. The guide was excellent and the house was... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Loren555
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Germantown, Tennessee
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Cedar Rock State Park is the home to the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Lowell and Agnes Walter Estate. The property is a complete and beautiful example of Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian design meaning that Wright is as much the interior designer as he was the architect. Those that tour the home experience it almost as if the homeowners stepped out in 1950. The estate is comprised of four Wright designed structures which include the house, council fire, river pavilion, and formal entrance gate. Guided tours of the property depart the visitor center hourly from 10:00 am-3:00 pm Thursday to Sunday's from late May to mid-October.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2611 Quasqueton Diagonal Blvd, Buchanan Co Hwy W-35, Independence, IA 50644-9354
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband grew up in this area and had never visited and I wanted to see it, so we went while we were in the area for Labor Day. It was a beautiful and very interesting place to visit. When you arrive at the state...More

Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We arrived just as the tour was about to begin. The guide was excellent and the house was beautiful - amazing to think it was ever built there. The grounds are peaceful - a lot to take in but, well worth the time to see....More

Thank Loren555
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We had visited two of Frank Lloyd Wright constructions in Mason City, and loved it. As we were driving on the highway this year, we saw the signs for Cedar Rock and decided to make a stop. It is totally worth it. We parked by...More

Thank Cannuck1964
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit and this is a wonderful FLLW home! It is a state park so it is free to visit but please make a donation to help fund maintenance. Ok, now the good stuff - the light in this home is wonderful....More

Thank JoRoOmaha
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I saw a small red dot on the map, "Cedar Rock," and thought it might be a good place for a road-trip picnic. We didn't know what we were getting into, but were very happy when we arrived. A tour was just starting and we...More

Thank Laura V
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This house is an example of Frank Loyd Wrights great architecture design. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. The tour lasts about one hour. The house was built for Lowell Walter and his wife. When Agnes the wife died, she donated the house to the...More

Thank carolkubota
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Weather you are a huge Frank Lloyd Wright fan as we are or this is your first tour, you will definitely enjoy touring this house. The tour guides are very passionate about the home and FLW and are very knowledgeable. The home has the original...More

Thank LWM1115
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Great tour! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. I would recommend to anyone. My six year old even got to feed the fishes!

Thank Janelle J
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I am a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright and never even knew this house existed in Iowa. We spotted the signs on the way to working in the area for a weekend and made time to stop on our way back. Anyone who loves his...More

Thank tlcottrell
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The amount of work put into up keeping the grounds is phenomenal! Our tour guide answered all of our questions and took the time to explain things to the children that were in my group as well. If you enjoy history this is definitely a...More

Thank mat211
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barcowski
21 October 2015|
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Response from OakBenders | Reviewed this property |
You do not need a reservation to take the tour. The tours happen on the hour so plan accordingly.
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