The American Gothic House Center opened in June of 2007. It is approximately 2,500 square feet and features an exhibit gallery, media room, and use of costumes with paid admission. The gift shop is free to enter. The Center is located on property owned by the City of Eldon, Iowa, and is adjacent to the infamous American Gothic House. The Center is managed by the Wapello County Conservation Department. Funding is generated by donations and gift shop sales.
Annually, the Center receives over 12,000 guests from both spontaneous visits and organized group tours.
Other activities to do while at the American Gothic House Center include disc golf, a paved walking/biking trail, nature study at the prairie gardens, and picnicking.