Cedar Rock Wright Designed Estate Opens for Season

  • Details

  • 10/11/18
  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Free
  • All Ages
  • Categories

  • Museum/Exhibit
  • Other

Event Description

Make this the season you visit Cedar Rock State Park! We have plenty of special events to mark on your calendar or come during regular hours to enjoy a tour. Cedar Rock is a stunning example of world renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s work. Lowell and Agnes Walter commissioned Wright to create their retirement home, now known as Cedar Rock. Their mid-century modern estate is situated beautifully on the banks of the Wapsipinicon River and open for you to visit.

There is something here for everyone. Whether you are a fan of architecture, design, engineering, art, history, nature or simply the outdoors you will find something to pique your interest. Cedar Rock is comprised of roughly 420 acres near Independence and Quasqueton. Much of the property is open for public use. A public trail connects the park visitor center and historic house. This season staff will offer information on Monarch Butterflies and the opportunity for guests to sow a pollinator seed bomb while supplies last!

Cedar Rock State Park offers tour to the public May 23 to October 14, Wednesday to Sunday. Tours depart hourly at 10:00 a.m. and conclude with a 3:00 p.m. tour. Make a reservation by calling the park office at (319) 934-3572 or emailing cedar_rock@dnr.iowa.gov. For more information visit: www.friendofcedarrock.org  

Mark your calendars for these special 2018 Cedar Rock Events!

May 23: Opening Day, Reserve your tour today for the 2018 season
June 23: Strawberry Moon: 50s Bash, unwind with 50s inspired refreshments as you explore the estate. Enjoy yard games and Boathouse BINGO. 6:30pm-9:30pm
September 29: State Parks Volunteer Day, get your volunteer on at Cedar Rock and help build pollinator seed balls to benefit Monarch and other pollinator species. 10:00am-Noon

October 6: Iowa Composers Forum House Concert, join the Friends of Cedar Rock for a concert with music written and played by Iowa artists.

October 13: An Afternoon with Frank Lloyd Wright, featuring speakers on Wright and his work. 1:00pm – 4:00pm

January 1, 2019: Iowa State Parks First Day Hike, Kick off your New Year the ‘Wright’ way with a hike at Cedar Rock State Park! Meet at the visitor center 1pm