Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat

2664 145th Avenue
Wheatland, Iowa 52777



Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat is conveniently located in central Iowa, about an hour’s drive from Iowa City, Dubuque, Cedar Rapids or the Quad Cities. U.S. Interstate 80 makes The Prairie easily accessible to visitors from throughout the Midwest.

For those who may be coming from a distance, airport pickup can be arranged at either the Cedar Rapids Airport or Moline International Airport.


From Interstate 80 from East or West:

  • PlainView/Walcott exit (#284)
  • Go north 8 miles on Y40 to Dixon
  • Turn left in Dixon on Y4E
  • Stay on Y4E for 2 1/2 miles to Big Rock
  • Over small bridge north of Big Rock turn right on 278th St. for a mile (gravel road)
  • Turn left on 145th Ave. (gravel road)
  • Go about 1 mile to #2664 (retreat center)
  • Turn left and you have arrived at your destination

From Highway 30 from East or West:

  • Take Highway 30 to Wheatland
  • Turn south on Y4E for about 1 1/2 miles
  • Turn left on 257th St. (gravel road) that turns into 145th Ave.
  • Go about 2 miles to #2664 (retreat center)
  • Turn right and you have arrived at your destination