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State Historical Museum of Iowa, Des Moines

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  • My mom and I went to the museum today and it was clean and very informative. My mom has some mobility issues and they had wheelchairs to borrow and we did. It takes about 2 hours to go through and wel...  more »
  • Perfect place that replicates the history of Iowa as well as Native Americans, dinosaurs and artifacts .  more »
  • For a free museum this place can't be beat! Very detailed exhibits that go on and on. I was surprised by how large the museum is. Parking in the area is a bit tricky but that is the only negative. We ...  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!