Peoria, Illinois: Giant American Gothic Statue (In Transition)

A 25-foot-tall version of the farm couple from Grant Wood's painting, "American Gothic." The statue moves from place to place; it's already spent years in Chicago, Dubuque, Des Moines, Elkhart, and Anamosa (Grant Wood's hometown).

Downtown. Drive east on Main St. until it dead-ends at SW Water St. Turn right, drive one block, and you'll see the statue on the right.
June 2020: Removed.
In Transition

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Giant American Gothic Statue

The American Gothic statue was a temporary piece and was removed in June, 2020. There will most likely be a new statue of interest replacing it.

[Michael K Earls, 07/06/2020]

Several different giant Seward Johnson statues are trucked to different cities across the U.S. They wow visitors for a year, then move on.

American Gothic.

Giant American Gothic Statue

The American Gothic Statue is easy to find along the river...we came on a Saturday and there was a farmer's market on the riverfront.

[Sara Richardson, 07/10/2019]

American Gothic statue in Anamosa, Iowa, 2018.

Giant American Gothic Statue

This is a huge statue. It's right on Main Street. Easy to find in Anamosa, Iowa. It's a nice place to stop, and there's lots of parking directly in front of it.

[Becky T., 12/13/2018]

American Gothic Statue.

Giant American Gothic Statue

The American Gothic Statue is now on display in Elkhart.

[Joan Schlegelmilch, 06/17/2017]
Giant American Gothic Statue

Des Moines, Iowa: This has moved from Indianola to the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.

[Connie, 03/20/2014]

The colossal couple changes address every year or so. Didn't the Iowa State Fair once have a butter sculpture version of American Gothic?

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