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Cedar Rock State Park (Lowell Walter Residence)

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Address: 2611 Quasqueton Diagonal Blvd, Buchanan Co Hwy W-35, Independence, IA 50644-9354
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+1 319-934-3572
10:00 - 15:00
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Cedar Rock State Park is the home to the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Lowell...

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 Wednesday through Sunday's from late May to mid-October.

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Wonderful tour guide

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... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Independence, Iowa
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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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 architecture should make this a Must-do if you are in this area! As with many... More 

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Independence, Iowa
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Reviewed 17 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 must!

Thank mat211
Tripoli, Iowa
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Very interesting and informative. Excellent staff and welcome center with a staff that makes it a rewarding trip.

Thank lwstein22
Verona, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the home and park on our annual mother, sister and friend Frank Lloyd Wright adventure. What an amazing home and park. Everything as the Walters left it down to there clothes! The DNR tour guide was well informed and gave an excellent tour. We made an appointment ahead which you don't have to do, but they appreciate to... More 

Thank kmalmberg1
Coatesville, Indiana
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful, well maintained home with original furnishings. The tour was informative with a very knowledgeable guide. Great house for a FLW fan or a great home as an intro to his work.

Thank KorGor
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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing Frank Lloyd Wright signature home!!!! Well worth a little ride to visit if you are in the area....excellent docent guided tour!!!!!

Thank Robert L. A
Indianapolis, IN
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

If you like FLW homes, you'll enjoy this one. Lovely home with original furnishings. Wonderful boathouse and enormous fire pit.

Thank Lana R
Hampton, Iowa
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5 reviews
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We all thought the tour was informational... Very well maintained... The furniture is sun faded after all these years ... But we all understood the aging process as we are too!!!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

This large Usonion is completely original, including all of the Frank Lloyd Wright designed furniture. Really beautiful and interesting, the details and thoughtful touches show what a special talent he was. The boat house is currently under renovation so we were unable to explore it. One can check their website as to progress. A final shout to the rangers, absolutely... More 

Thank rick p
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

I had a great tour of a great house, the talk was excellent and the house was far more interesting then I expected. Well worth the visit!

Thank TheTrainTraveler

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