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Iowa Gold Star Military Museum

7700 NW Beaver Dr, Camp Dodge, Johnston, IA 50131-2043
+1 515-252-4531
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Iowa's Hidden Treasure

The Iowa Gold Star Museum is a MUST SEE for every Iowan and others who love history! It is located... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Johnston, Iowa
Camp Dodge is a great place to visit.

I like to go visit Camp Dodge to see the tank in front and other US Army equipment parked around... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Ankeny, Iowa
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7700 NW Beaver Dr, Camp Dodge, Johnston, IA 50131-2043
+1 515-252-4531
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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...More

Thank evansK2
Reviewed 8 March 2017

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.

Thank david_hance_iowa
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

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...More

Thank Ropit64
Reviewed 27 December 2016

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...More

Thank newuanda
Reviewed 10 November 2016

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...More

1  Thank Starr S
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Good military museum. Covers most major conflicts and branches of service. Many weapons were not easily identified in the arms room area. Make sure to check out the sub periscope.

Thank 8Zebra211
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I really enjoyed the creative exhibits. Interesting information! It is free and the staff are knowledgeable.

Thank rapC3645ZK
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

A very nice military museum with with all branches of service represented. Inside the exhibits are top notch. Outside there are over 12 vehicles will placed so you can take pictures of them from all sides. Most of the items outside are not labeled, but...More

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

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...More

Thank Granny A
Reviewed 2 August 2016

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...More

1  Thank CraftBeers
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