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Great find!

Driving west from Taliesin I saw a sign for the Walter home at Cedar Rock...a short detour off the... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2018
Beautiful example of FLW Usonian design

Beautiful example of FLW’s Usonian design in a park setting. The visitor center is pretty basic... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2018
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
2611 Quasqueton Diagonal Blvd, Buchanan Co Hwy W-35, Independence, IA 50644-9354
+1 319-934-3572
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

Well worth the visit to this out of the way Frank Lloyd Wright home. Fascinating history as to the owner, the construction of the home and its current ownership. A must see for Frank Lloyd Wright aficionados.

Thank Bill S
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Driving west from Taliesin I saw a sign for the Walter home at Cedar Rock...a short detour off the highway took me to this treasure.....and it was free to tour!!! My guides Kate and Jess were fabulous and very knowledgeable...how wonderful is it that the...More

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Reviewed September 27, 2018

Beautiful example of FLW’s Usonian design in a park setting. The visitor center is pretty basic. From the visitor center you take a tractor driven cart to the home, about ¾ mile away. The home includes original furnishings. There is also a boathouse that you...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I headed over from Mason City where we feasted on Wright at the Stockman House, Park Inn and First National Bank as well as all the other Prairie Style jewels in Rock Glen. The trip to Cedar Rock was pleasant and we...More

Thank Bob E
Reviewed August 20, 2018

We ventured out to Cedar Rock State Park on a weekday. We did not have reservations but we were able to tour the home and had a very informative tour.

Thank GRCSchaeffer
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Cedar Rock is one of Iowa’s best kept secrets but we need to spread the word and share this little gem! I never tire of visiting here but this visit was exceptional! Our guide, Nathaniel, treated us to a mini concert on the grand piano....More

Thank I9032YQbarbarab
Reviewed July 15, 2018

We were on a tight schedule, so I e-mailed to make a reservation, and they got right back to me. In the end it wasn't needed, there were just 6 of us on the tour. We arrived early and the gates were opened, so we...More

Thank Rooindie
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

You must share this home with anyone visiting the area, it is a treasure. Beautiful Missouri walnut wood throughout. The comfortable Garden living room with the philodendron trailing all around the room. The custom made Steinway piano which Mrs Walters loved playing. Every item designed...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2018

My husband and I took a nice summer drive in our Corvette to Independence, Iowa. While there, we stopped and took a tour of the Lowell Walter Residence at Cedar Rock State Park. The residence was designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright and is...More

1  Thank greek_lady101
Reviewed June 11, 2018

We arrived to the Lowell and Agnes Walter residence, a Frank Lloyd Wright home, in Cedar Rock State Park, later than expected due to road construction delays on our journey there. The great staff at the visitor center accommodated us by stopping what they were...More

Thank Brent S
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You do not need a reservation to take the tour. The tours happen on the hour so plan accordingly.