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German American Heritage Center

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Informative and interesting

We both have Germanic heritage, so I was interested to see this museum. Their permanent exhibit... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Karen W
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Fox River Grove, Illinois
" I learned A Lot "

I'm German/American myself so I was very interested in visiting the German American Heritage Center... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
grandslamhomer
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El Cajon, California
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712 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA 52802-1410
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

We both have Germanic heritage, so I was interested to see this museum. Their permanent exhibit includes a video as well as displays on German history, the journey for immigrants, adjustment to life in America, and more. There are activities for kids, including costumes to...More

Thank Karen W
Kelly L, Manager at German American Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting Karen! We are glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 17 August 2018

I'm German/American myself so I was very interested in visiting the German American Heritage Center & Museum in Davenport, Iowa. The center is in a huge beautiful red brick building and is 1 block away from the Mississippi River. The Museum has many stories about...More

1  Thank grandslamhomer
Reviewed 15 August 2018

The museum was good. The gift shop had run of the mill stuff in it. I was disappointed in it. I also felt the price of admission was high for what there was. Would I go back. No. Am I glad I went maybe.More

Thank Jill D
Kelly L, Manager at German American Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

I am sorry you felt that way Jill. Our gift shop actually features many items from Germany that you cannot get anywhere else. Also our $5 entrance fee is quite low for 3 exhibitions, or $4 if you are a senior. I wish you would...More

Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Wonderful bringing to life of the story of Germans coming to the Midwest. Develops a sense of the German societal structure and how they faced a new future in a new land. The combination of body and mind worked to build the group and the...More

Thank kactus55
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We came to the German American Heritage Center on a Saturday for the free walking tour. It does cost $5 per person for the tour. We got there a little early, so we walked around the small carousel exhibit and the gift show downstairs. Our...More

1  Thank sg8887
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We decided to include the GAHC as a stop on our day trip to the Quad Cities. The center has a rotating display, currently featuring Carousels, on the first floor. The museum is on the third floor and includes a lot of information from the...More

Thank Brad W
Reviewed 26 June 2018

The German American Heritage Center in Davenport is well worth a visit (or many). The building is a restored and transformed hotel which houses a museum, a gift shop, and a lecture hall. The museum is mainly historical, about German immigration and settlement in the...More

2  Thank 00Bruce00
Reviewed 28 May 2018

An old hotel (visit a couple of rooms upstairs). Great exhibits. A real piece of local and area history. Well worth the small price of admission.

Thank LTCSPG
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

This museum provided an excellent overview of the German immigrants in Davenport, Iowa. They have excellent exhibits giving an overview of the German American culture. The exhibit on the German American experience after WWI is very relevant to the immigration issues occurring in the USA...More

Thank GeraldK663
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Exhibits were a nice collection of our German Heritage. I found it to be educational and we enjoyed it. You could take your time...we were there over a hour. Even watched a short film. Been wanting to go there for years and it was not...More

1  Thank Denise B
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Stacy S
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Response from Kelly L | Property representative |
Hello! There are a few hotels near us in downtown Davenport. One is the Radisson: just down the street on 2nd and another really nice and historical hotel is the Hotel Blackhawk. It is maybe 10 blocks from us. There are... More
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