Straight Story Building
Open by appointment
Laurens, Iowa is the community where the movie The Straight Story was filmed in 1998. The streets, roads, and home where the picture was filmed are here for you to visit and enjoy. See where Richard Farnsworth and Sissy Spacek re-enacted Alvin Straight’s trip on a lawn mower to visit his ill brother in Wisconsin. Come tour the Laurens community, and sit on the actual lawn mower that Alvin Straight drove on his odyssey. Let your journey begin in Laurens.