Where in Iowa is this golden dome?
June 17, 2009 1:08 PM   Subscribe

Please help me find the location of this free-standing golden dome in Iowa!

A friend of mine took a trip through Iowa last month, and took a picture of this odd free-standing dome while driving through a small town.

I'd like to find it on google maps, but neither of us can find the name of the town... please help, hivemind!
posted by jordanlewis to Travel & Transportation around Iowa (10 answers total)
Does your friend remember what part of Iowa? Which interstate were they on?
posted by Think_Long at 1:19 PM on June 17, 2009

It looks like it's smack-dab in the middle of an industrial area. Could it be a silo or part of an oil refinery?
posted by mudpuppie at 1:21 PM on June 17, 2009

Best answer: Is it this dome in Clinton, Iowa?

Apparently it's a coal storage facility, if that's the one.
posted by mesh gear fox at 1:24 PM on June 17, 2009

Best answer: Googled Iowa Golden Dome.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 1:24 PM on June 17, 2009

Response by poster: collectallfour - that kept coming up in my searches as well... I'm not sure *what* that is, but its certainly pretty weird. And not what I'm looking for, I don't think.

mudpuppie - sounds likely.

Think_Long - he's not here right now, but probably 88, as he was coming from Chicago.
posted by jordanlewis at 1:27 PM on June 17, 2009

Response by poster: mesh gear fox and kuujjuarapik have it - thanks!

dang, that's a big dome.
posted by jordanlewis at 1:28 PM on June 17, 2009

Yes, it is in Clinton, Iowa (my hometown). Its a power plant for ADM, a company that, to my understanding, processes corn in some capacity. It was built about 4 years ago. When driving the miracle mile the right direction it looks like a rising sun.
posted by Lutoslawski at 2:30 PM on June 17, 2009

also, yes, the Maharishi yogic fly - but it isn't really flying (or so I'm told, although the do have padding on the ceiling of their gym at the school of enlightenment...)
posted by Lutoslawski at 2:32 PM on June 17, 2009

Come to Fairfield some time. Our golden domes are waaaay more impressive than that.

And no, yogic flying is just impressive seated hopping.
posted by gregoryg at 5:21 PM on June 17, 2009

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