The Iowa Gold Star Museum is a MUST SEE for every Iowan and others who love history! It is located within Camp Dodge Army National Guard camp. It is a fantastic collection of all kinds of historical artifacts, displays and information about Iowans who have fought for our country in different wars. The staff are very knowledgeable and willing to... 更多
I like to go visit Camp Dodge to see the tank in front and other US Army equipment parked around the camp. The museum is interesting and I enjoyed reading about heroes.
Excellent facility! Exhibits are informative and pay special attention to our Gold Star heroes. Staff is very helpful and friendly and the curator is extremely kmowlegable. In addition there is a meeting room which our BSMA use monthly. I would make two suggestions and they are to increase signage on the roads and increase parking.
We visit several times a year with our children. We love that it's free and rarely busy. Great to see the history of the Iowa National Guard. They are constantly adding to the museum. My kids always love looking out the real periscope and playing with the interactive things. If you visit when it's warm be sure to head outside... 更多
We recently visited that. It is located in Camp Dodge (hint - be sure to come in the south entrance. They will also want to see an ID such as a drivers license). It has artifacts and information about all the wars, dating back to when there were forts, and going to the most recent ones. It is not a... 更多
We have lived in this area all our lives and have never been here. Decided to take some out of state friends here today. This place is outstanding. Interesting, well designed displays of Iowa military history from Civil War to present. Also a nice Iowa Highway Patrol display. The Curator asked if any of us had family from Iowa who... 更多
Iowa Gold Star Military Museum is fabulous. Go see it even if you are a local. There are few things to know and consider when visiting this museum. The words Gold Star in the name of the museum has meaning. In 1918, President Woodrow Wilson suggested the mother's of sons killed in combat wear a black band with a gold... 更多
What a great little museum!! I can't believe it has been right under our noses all these years and we just now discovered it! A fantastic little museum at Camp Dodge that honors Iowans that have served in wars. I would allow 1-3 hours depending on how much you want to read. Very interesting! We will definitely go back!!!
Excellent military museum centered around the Iowa National Guard. Great displays from early to modern. Staff is quite knowledgeable and friendly. Defiantly worth the stop and price (Free)