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St. Francis Basilica

104 3rd St SW, Dyersville, IA 52040-1632
+1 563-875-7325
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Touring Northeast Iowa

Whatever your religious conviction, this is definitely a stop worthwhile in the Dyersville area... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
William P
United States

Have been there before. It is the most beautiful churches I have ever been in. All the wood work... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mountain Home, Arkansas
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104 3rd St SW, Dyersville, IA 52040-1632
+1 563-875-7325
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Whatever your religious conviction, this is definitely a stop worthwhile in the Dyersville area. This church is breath-takingly beautiful! It is also a great example of Gothic architecture. It has 64 stained glass windows and ornately designed confessionals. St. Francis Xavier is unique because it...More

Thank William P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Have been there before. It is the most beautiful churches I have ever been in. All the wood work on the main and side alters are black walnut. Someone told me that they were made in Germany and brought here when the church was built....More

Thank BilB36
Reviewed 6 days ago

You would not think the inside of this basilica could be as beautiful as it is. Have to see in person to really appreciate the detailed craftsmanship and paintings.

Thank M B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a besutiful example of 19th century architecture and art. The alter and ceiling are very beautifully painted. Ine of the few Basilicas in the US.

Thank Rick L
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I am always amazed at how hardworking, and talented people in past times were and they had to really sacrifice money, time and talent to get this built. BEAUTIFUL, TAKE YOUR TIME AND LOOK AT EVERY PART OF THE CEILING AND ALSO EVERY CORNER-many hidden...More

Thank Mavis E
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Even though I do not attend church I have always appreciated the architecture and beauty of houses of worship this church is simply gorgeous and worth getting out of your car and going inside. It's humbling and it's a good reminder that we humans are...More

Thank Idahotraveler88
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Regardless of your religious views or preferences, EVERYONE should be impressed by the shear beauty and detail of the sanctuary. Absolutely stunning. Trust me, if you are anywhere close to Dyersville (not a lot of other attractions around which I found) take the time to...More

Thank George H
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This church is a hidden gem. Never would I expect to find such a stunning place of worship in a small town in Iowa. The stained glass windows were beautiful. The ornate wood work and paintings on the ceiling and throughout were breathtaking. The detail...More

Thank khaldaman
Reviewed 6 September 2016

None of us are baseball fans, so we skipped the fabled Field of Dreams and instead visited the Basilica. It was stunningly beautiful! The front door was open, so we got see the inside. Ornate woodwork, gold leaf, stained glass windows, unbelievable altar. Just wonderful....More

Thank kren250
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

An impressive Bascilica in small town USA. The St Francis Bascilica in Dyersville is beautiful. Not the grandeur you would find in a European city but none the less magnificent. Located at the bottom of the main street it is the highlight of the town....More

Thank Andrew D
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