Iowa's Astounding Architecture

Get out of the house and into the architecture for which Iowa is known.

Tour the state governor's stunning residence at Terrace Hill in the capital city of Des Moines.

Imagine what it would be like to live in a home as beautifully-crafted as the ones designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Mason City and Quasqueton.

It's worth a drive to Dyersville to see one of only 52 basilicas in the United States and the Gothic architecture of the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier. The Basilica of St. John in Des Moines was built to mimic the styles of Northern Italian, or Lombardy Romanesque.

The German Hausbarn in Manning preserves Iowa's German-American culture.

Few banks are as monumental as Louis Sullivan's Merchants National Bank in Grinnell.

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