Cedar Rock State Park Open for Season

Tour one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s important examples of Usonian design at Cedar Rock State Park in Quasqueton. Photo: Friends of Cedar Rock.

Step back in time to experience Frank Lloyd Wright’s vision of the perfect home for a post-World War II Iowa family. Loaded with natural light thanks to skylights, clerestory windows and sheets of glass, the home is known for its simplicity and beauty. It sits atop a limestone bluff in Cedar Rock State Park, overlooking the winding Wapsipinicon River near Quasqueton in Buchanan County.

As you tour the home (reservations required), see the famous architect’s stamp throughout the space, including the furniture he designed as well as fabrics, carpets and accessories. The home also features his signature tile and a boat pavilion—the only one of its kind surviving.

The home is available for free tours Wednesdays through Sundays. To reserve a tour, call 319-934-3572 or email cedar_rock@dnr.iowa.gov. While at the site, take stroll a through grounds—QR codes provide information about the natural and cultural resources.

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