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Eldora, Iowa: Twister Movie House

Two-story wood frame home survived the elements on the silver screen. Wasn't looking too good in real life until it got hit with a whirlwind of renovations, and now prefers privacy over movie fandom.

Address:
26302 Y Ave., Eldora, IA
Directions:
Hwy 175 east out of Eldora until you come to Ave. Y. Turn south and go about 2-3 miles. It's just south of 260th St., on the left, surrounded by tall pine trees. Private property; visible from the street.
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Twister Movie House

House is as described. A man's legs stick out of the ground at the property entrance. Still private property, so do not enter.

[Tony Debonis, 07/28/2023]
Twister House

Aunt Meg's house was in Oklahoma and was actually destroyed by a tornado some seven or eight years ago. Our home was only at the end of the movie, for less than a minute. We choose to pay more attention to the 130 years of county history our home holds. Thank you for accepting our choice for privacy.

[Donna D Juber, 07/13/2019]
Twister House

This is the house that was used for the exterior shots in the 1996 movie "Twister." This was where Aunt Meg lived and provided the meal for Jo and her team before they left to follow another storm. The house owners are aware that it is part of a popular movie, but have decided to keep it low key and not offer tours of the property.

[Kim Peffermann, 06/19/2019]
Twister Movie House

A company is trying to build a confinement site for 5,000 hogs just 1,650 feet from this beautiful house. Been fighting this for some time. How proud does this make Iowa?

[Donna Juber, 12/19/2017]

Donna's update Feb. 21, 2018: We won! Rather than go in front of the EPC for a hearing, Iowa Select/Endeavor Farms withdrew their application. This proves that when Iowa's citizens work together, they can win over the corporations! Now that is something that should make Iowa proud.

Twister House.

Twister House

Somebody must have bought the Twister house and property. It's looking better than it did a few years ago. No trailer homes. New paint on house. Wish they would have tours and promote the movie though. Make Iowa proud. Debbie

[Debbie McClain, 07/21/2015]

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