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State Historical Museum of Iowa, Des Moines
(4.3/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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  • This museum is in the shadows of the Iowa state capitol building. If you visit there you must walk the short distance to this museum. The first thing you will see is the skeleton of a wooly mammoth, w...  more »
  • Our Iowa Family LOVED this stop! Kudos Jess Rundlett for meeting us & her fantastic recommendations! 
  • The State Historical Museum on the East Side of the Des Moines River in downtown Des Moines is easily accessible and fun to visit. The exhibits are changed on a regular basis and the whole family enjo...  more »
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  • Great way to explore the past. Was almost deserted when we went. Wish they would pull more of the collection out of storage to keep it fresh, but well maintained and fun for a family outing.
  • Wonderful State Capitol Building. Must visit the library
  • So many great exhibits
  • The staff/volunteers are welcoming and friendly.
  • Fantastic fun!