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German American Heritage Center

712 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA 52802-1410
+1 563-322-8844
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A piece of history preserved

An old hotel (visit a couple of rooms upstairs). Great exhibits. A real piece of local and area... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
LTCSPG
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Davenport, Iowa
A great perspective on immigration

This museum provided an excellent overview of the German immigrants in Davenport, Iowa. They have... read more

Reviewed March 28, 2018
Gerald K
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712 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA 52802-1410
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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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 Gerald K
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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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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Old building being re-modeled but barrier down so saw it all. Nice collection of German heritage, yearly exhibit on 1917 and war and problems German immigrants had with war effort, since many had church services in German and a general anti-German attitude of others. Special...More

Thank Don M
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We spent a little over an hour at the museum. We were welcomed by a friendly lady who have us a thorough overview of the museum. We learned alot about what it was like for Germans when they came to the US - especially during...More

Thank Diane K
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Learn more about Davenport's history and why some of the places have distinctly German-sounding names. The exhibits are good quality and you may even find times when there are live presentations.

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

The GAHC's online presence is impressive and makes it seem well worth a visit. We stopped by during a trip to Davenport, and while most of us in our group (two adults, a 16 year old, and 9 year old) liked the stop, it may...More

1  Thank Becky W
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

We came from Germany to visit the German American Heritage Center in Davenport, IA. We were surprised to be greeted by a fluent German speaking lady (Mrs. Hofmann). In the exhibition, sometimes a golden thread is missing, but all is educational and made with passion...More

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Kelly L, Manager at German American Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you for your visit and for your lovely review! We are so glad you enjoyed our little museum!

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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

This museum is very well done. If you are interested in how the German immigrants ended up in Davenport, Iowa, go and visit this museum. I have been here 4 times and my favorite part is watching the film and then listening to the stories...More

2  Thank joaniemaria
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Kelly L, Manager at German American Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Wow! Thank your for your recommendation of our museum! We are so happy to have you as a repeat visitor and look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming programs. Danke!

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

We visited this museum as a family and it was worth the time. We especially enjoyed the recordings of what young immigrants thought and did. The kids can try on vintage clothing of the time period. Adults enjoyed the local German connection of businesses run...More

1  Thank 72Cricket
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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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