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Algona P.W. Camp Museum, Algona

4.6
#30 of 69 in Historic Sites in Iowa
Must see · Historic Site · Hidden Gem · History Museum
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  • It's been a couple of years since we visited this museum, but we were VERY impressed with its contents and displays. Very educational. Definitely well worth your time and money...a reasonable...  more »
  • Did you know there were over 150 prisoner of war base camps set up across the U.S. late in WWII to hold German and Italian prisoners of war? It’s a piece of history I’d never heard or seen. This...  more »
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  • This was very worth the price admission ($3.00 per person). The individual giving the opening speech really knew his history of this place. He was very informative and easy to talk to. It doesn't take very long to go thru so you may want to have something else planned nearby to go along with it.
  • A special little Museum, it tells the story of German POWs during World War II. Museum both the impact the prisoners had on the population, and the impact the population had on the prisoners. Several forms of Art are on exhibit that the prisoners produced. Also included is a small section on the armaments of the time (rifles, sidearms and knives), Iowans who were imprisoned in Germany and the local women who served in the armed forces as well. The group that runs this Museum it's pretty passionate about the story they have to tell. That's worth listening to.

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