Friday, June 22, 2018

John Wayne Birthplace & Museum - Winterset, IA


Located at 205 South John Wayne Drive in Winterset, Iowa is John Wayne's birthplace and the only dedicated museum in the world dedicated to The Duke.



Thursday, June 21, 2018

Northside Cafe - "The Bridges of Madison County" Filming Location - Winterset, IA


The Northside Café, located at 61 East Jefferson Street in Winterset, Iowa was used in the filming of "The Bridges of Madison County." Each set of photos has the top image of a still from the film, and the bottom image of how the same spot appeared in June of 2018.



**I apologize for the images of inside the café, but they were closed the day I visited and a lousy shot through the window was the best I could do.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Holliwell Covered Bridge - "The Bridges of Madison County" Filming Location - Winterset, IA


The Holliwell Covered Bridge, located at 2523 225th Trail in Winterset, Iowa, was used in the filming of the movie "The Bridges of Madison County." It was used in the scene where Francesca meets up with Robert. In each set of photos, the top image is how it appeared in the film and the bottom image is the same location in June of 2018.



Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Motel (exterior) - "Children of the Corn" Filming Location - Sergeant Bluff, IA


The exterior of the motel used in the classic film "Children of the Corn" can be found at 103 Sergeant Square Drive in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. The top photo is a still from the film; the bottom photo is the same location in June of 2018.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Winterset City Park - "The Bridges of Madison County" Filming Location - Winterset, IA


The top of the hill behind the old stone bridge in the Winterset City Park was used in a scene where Francesca and Robert enjoy a picnic together in the film "The Bridges of Madison County." Each set of photos, above and below, compares a still from the photo with how the park appeared in June of 2018.



Sunday, June 17, 2018

Cemetery in the Middle of the Road - West Des Moines, IA



Located at the intersection of 88th Street and Mills Civic Parkway is the Huston Cemetery, right in the middle of the road. This small plot holds the bodies of the James Huston family, a mid-1800s family settling in the territory. This photo above is how the location appeared in June of 2018. With development occurring on all sides of the cemetery, it will eventually no longer be in the middle of the road.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Church (interior) - "Children of the Corn" Filming Location - Sioux City, IA



Although it was locked on the hot summer day when I visited this location, this church's interiors were used in the film "Children of the Corn." Above is a still from the film and below is the exterior of the building in June of 2018. You can find this location at 423 George Street in Sioux City, Iowa.