Peoria, Illinois: Giant American Gothic Statue

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).
Address:
201 SW Water St., Peoria, IL
Directions:
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.
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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?

American Gothic.

American Gothic Statue

Dubuque, Iowa: The huge American Gothic statue by J. Seward Johnson has made its way to the Dubuque Museum of Art. The museum holds one of the largest collections of Grant Wood artworks. Where will it travel to next??

[Jean Dunk, 05/16/2011]

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