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State Historical Museum of Iowa, Des Moines

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  • Several interesting displays, including some that are fun for children of various ages. My grandchildren enjoy visiting it almost as much as I do. Nice little WWI exhibit this year.  more »
  • This is museum is built on several levels, the highest of which has an outdoor terrace outside the museum's cafe. This terrace gives you a spectacular view of downtown Des Moines and particularly the ...  more »
  • I do not know where to begin to describe this museum. It is intended for young and old visitors. It is located in a modern building with a wonderful architecture. The entrance area is large, open and ...  more »
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  • I used to volunteer here. Yes, there are better museums out there but considering that this one is free, you're getting a good deal. You can learn about the history of Iowa and the Midwest, and they have a few different changing exhibits throughout the year. Definitely worth stopping by for an hour or so if you haven't been here before.
  • I love taking my 5 children here and they as well love it.... When we can go. The hours they are open is very hard to schedule Around. Schools get out at300 by time we got there unloaded and inside we might have half an hour which is not nearly enough time. Think they should at least be open til 6
  • Beautiful place lots to see and 3 floors you can definitely spend a good amount of time taking in all the history of iowa. I definitely recommend.
  • I'm a 5th grade teacher and this is one of my favorite field trip spots in Des Moines. Great place to eat sack lunches on the terrace with a great view of the state capitol.
  • The boys always love this place it is fun and educational

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