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State Historical Museum of Iowa, Des Moines

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  • I always enjoy going inside this building and walking up the stairs to the different levels to look out into the big open lobby. The displays change frequently. The historical items are very interesti...  more »
  • 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! 
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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!