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Iowa Places of Worship

Iowa Places of Worship

From the "Smallest Church in the World" to the "World's Largest Grotto;" from the pleasingly plain Meeting Houses of the Quakers to the gilded glory of Iowa's two Catholic Basilicas; Iowa Places of Worship documents sacred sites hidden around the state.

Whether they're one-of-a-kind or typical of their times, Iowa’s places of worship shed light on Iowan's feelings about the importance of God, family, community, and the spirit of the early pioneers.

Join Iowa Public Television to:

  • discover a 200-year-old religion practiced only in Iowa County, Iowa.
  • find out that the "Little Brown Church of the Vale" has surprising ties to the popular song.
  • enter some of Iowa's oldest pioneer churches to talk with descendents of the builders about why these places are so special.
  • break bread at an old Jewish temple in Council Bluffs
  • listen to Imam “call to God” in the oldest standing Muslim temple in North America.
IPTV has a photo-posting group where church and temple enthusiasts can enjoy pictures of their favorite old places of worship on Flickr.com.

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