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Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum

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Address: 503 South St, Waterloo, IA 50701-1517
Phone Number: 3192346357
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GREAT SMALL TOWN MUSEUM

Being a 16 year Navy veteran, i really enjoyed this museum..they have exhibits from all conflicts..worth the time to see.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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parkersburg iowa
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parkersburg iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Being a 16 year Navy veteran, i really enjoyed this museum..they have exhibits from all conflicts..worth the time to see.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

AwWell-displayed tour of each war, with artifacts, uniforms, weapons & photographs. A history-buff could easily spend hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Get the dog tags and visit the different time periods to read your role in them. My grandsons really enjoy this aspect of the museum, but there is something for everyone including planetarium shows and a separate building has the Imaginarium, a hands on science experience for youth. There is also a historic house to visit. Exhibits change periodically, so... More 

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Brookings, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We planned a visit here because of the Sullivan Brothers museum, but then discovered all the OTHER fine and interesting exhibits under the same roof! You don't have to spend half a day in this museum, but you may easily be tempted to! We did. Very friendly staff, and a nice gift shop. Parking was a bit tricky and confined,... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Grout and Iowa Veterans Museum. Has two parts, Iowa Veterans museum, and Grout an over-all historical museum for Waterloo, Iowa and the area. Both are good only the veteran part is new and more up to date. The Veterans Museum starts with wars in this order Civil War, Spanish American War, World War 1, World War 2, Korea, Vietnam War,... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Great place to read about various wars, Iowan's who participated, Iowa companies that provided support, etc. Great interactive exhibits, videos, displays, etc. A planetarium is also in the museum but we missed the presentation. There is also a great history of the Waterloo area. Well worth the visit.

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Strawberry Point, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great place to visit. Went there thinking we would spend an hour & were there 3 hours!!! Didn't realize this was included in the Grout museum!! The Veitnam display was there when we were there. Awesome & informative!!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

As a Navy veteran I am always excited when I come across anything Navy-related. The story of the Sullivan brothers is one all should know. You can read it, you can see the movie but to visit this museum is worth the time in my view. I watched the short movie in their theatre, look at all the exhibits on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This museum should make anyone get a better understanding of what our military has done over the years. Videos, interactives and great displays. Very nice helpful staff. Proud to say they have accepted some artifacts of my fathers from WWII. A must see for all that are old enough to appreciate and understand.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

It's a nice museum. Lots to read and learn. It really isn't for kids. They got bored very easy. There wasn't much for them to do which made it hard for us to read all the materials we wanted to.

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