State Historical Museum of Iowa, Des Moines

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  • September 24, 2017
    Especially a lot of information about the civil war. Good to get to know the history of Iowa. Is located next to the Capital building. Perfect combination.
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  • September 11, 2017
    A really nice and interesting museum well constructed and many well-described things spicy with stuffed animals and things Telling Iowas story a must see as a tourist
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  • September 7, 2017
    Went with my history loving daughter over break,. They had some interesting items and I learned a lot about Iowa that I did not know. I highly recommend anyone to visit. It isn't a huge museum and app...  more »
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  • June 21, 2017
    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.
  • May 18, 2017
    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
  • July 9, 2017
    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.
  • May 13, 2017
    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.
  • July 2, 2017
    The boys always love this place it is fun and educational

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