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Cedar Rock State Park

Home to the historic estate of Agnes and Lowell Walter, Cedar Rock State Park was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and is an iconic destination for reliving history. The Walter House is the focal point of Cedar Rock, surrounded by lovely gardens and trails as part of the park’s landscape. Visitors can learn more about Cedar Rock on free seasonal tours led by park staff.


About the Walter House
Lowell Walter was an Iowa businessman during the mid-20th century. In the late 1940s he and his wife, Agnes, commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright as the architect for their dream home at Cedar Rock. In 1981, the Walters donated their home to the state of Iowa. The residence lies on a limestone bluff overlooking the Wapsipinicon River and is carefully maintained by park staff.

The Walter House Design
Nearly everything at Cedar Rock bears the imprint of Frank Lloyd Wright. From the entire architectural structure of the house to the interior design, this Usonian style home is one of Wright’s most complete designs. Iowa is home to nine Frank Lloyd Wright’s structures, and Cedar Rock is the only one with his coveted signature tile.

Visit Cedar Rock
The visitor center and The Walter Residence are open to the public Memorial Day Weekend through September 30, and Wednesday through Sunday in October. Free tours are available by reservation or walk-in* from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To reserve a tour, please call 319-934-3572. The Walter House is ADA accessible, but please call for special accommodations. Visitors must check in at the Visitor Center near the entrance of the park before taking a tour.

*Walk-ins are only accepted as space allows. Please contact the park for school or large party tours.

Cedar Rock State Park
2611 Quasqueton Diagonal Blvd
Buch Co Hwy W-35
Independence, IA 50644
Ph. 319-934-3572