Iowa Gold Star Military Museum reviews
We finally decided to visit the museum during Memorial Day activities. There are lots of specific pieces of equipment tied to each time period and era. Also some interactive exhibits. It's a nice... more »
What a great piece of history! I have paid for attractions that are not even close to this free place. Great displays of military from all the wars. My kids were really interested in all the gear and.... more »
A real hidden gem in the area. The displays show the Iowa view of conflicts from the opening o FCC the frontier through modern warfare in the Middle East. If you're easily offended (and you know who you are) you're better off getting a cappuccino somewhere. Folks grounded in reality will appreciate the realism and well thought out exhibits. Look for the painted backgrounds done by Iowa artist, John Neal. A real treat!
I took my youngest (grade school age) to this museum. He has been interested in D-Day recently. They had an interactive display with a map of the world to show the different battles fought in WWII. It was nice for him to see the relationships between the different countries. Other highlights were the military vehicles and airplanes inside the building and outside the building. The most popular feature with my kid was the real periscope that allows you to look around Camp Dodge from within the museum. I would highly recommend this museum to anyone interested in the military or history.
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