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Museum of Natural History, Iowa City

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Natural History Museum Museum
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  • The museum is a great place that we have visited for decades; this is the kind of place were generations of families can visit over the years. My spouse went as a kid and we took our kids. There is ra...  more »
  • The natural history museum is excellent. 1) is in a great location, close to several restaurants, bus lines etc, right in the Centre of Iowa city; 2) admission is free; 3) the service was sensational; 4) The exposures are really very good and very explanatory.
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  • The museum is very interesting. A lot of information on how Iowa was formed geographically. There are many life size depictions of people and their lifestyles in those days. Some very big animals also...  more »
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  • Best staycation activity ever!
  • Great place to take you children for a fun-filled, free afternoon. Well kept museum with a lot to see and learn.
  • This is one of my favorite things in Iowa City. It is a great place to take children. There is no charge, although a voluntary donation is welcome. The dioramas can be very exciting, even a little scary, for pre-schoolers. I find the exhibits in bird hall to be an excellent way to review many of the birds (including the spring warblers) one is likely to see around Iowa City.
  • Nice place to visit. The specimins are well preserved and the setting are nice too.
  • Large array of Natural History!

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