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State Historical Museum of Iowa, Des Moines

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TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
  • This was a great day. We learned a lot about the history of Iowa, and it's people. The set up was easy access, and the building and each of the areas were wonderful.  more »
  • Was a really good place to go. Also had war, native American, cars, crops, etc. Sort of natural history meets historical history.  more »
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • A nice free thing to do in des moines. Plenty of information and exhibits.
  • Great place to learn more about Iowa history! It's free and parking is free! The kids had a blast!
  • 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.