Also known as the Iowa Islamic Heritage & Cultural Center, this is the oldest surviving mosque in North America. It is registered on the National Register of Historic Places. Center includes a bookstore. The Mother Mosque stands today as a piece of American history, monument, and a landmark; it also symbolize a new openness, as it opens its doors to all those who are seeking knowledge about Islam and Muslims, about the Arab world and its culture, or general information about the Middle East.