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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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An interesting collection to see here.

This is a good destination for military collectors. Those interested in weapons and such. We did... read more

Reviewed January 28, 2018
Jeff R
A Hidden Gem

A lot of people don't even know that the museum exist which is a shame. We've come to this Museum... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2018
CycloneIowa
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7700 NW Beaver Dr, Camp Dodge, Johnston, IA 50131-2043
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

This is a good destination for military collectors. Those interested in weapons and such. We did not have children with us, but I feel it would hold their interest.

Thank Jeff R
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Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

A lot of people don't even know that the museum exist which is a shame. We've come to this Museum numerous times and it just gets better and better. From the static display of aircraft and Equipment outside to the exhibits inside it's a great...More

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Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

We were on the north side of Camp Dodge and checked out the tanks and plane there. See pics. The kids adored this. You can see forever South from this point! FREE! Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming kids. Very family friendly.

Thank init4keeps
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Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

Great History lesson. I was surprised to see such a nice museum. I had often passed the place but never went into the building. There were a few people in there ( I think a young military group) and they were very polite and learning...More

Thank Moorepet
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Reviewed July 20, 2017

This is on a military base so adults need military ID to get on base. Also, take the signs regarding seatbelts and no texting very seriously. Depending on when you are present, there may be a fair number of military personnel walking throughout the base....More

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Reviewed July 12, 2017

This was my yearly visit to the Gold Star Museum and it did not disappoint me. They added two army vehicles outside and opened up the east exit. where two tanks are displayed, along with a large howitzer, to the public.

Thank Bruce S
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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

During Memorial Day weekend they have men and women dressed in different period uniforms. A lot of military information and even an old plane hanging in one room. Interesting old photos and items that would make a jr high or high school history lesson come...More

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Reviewed May 23, 2017

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
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Reviewed March 8, 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
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Reviewed March 3, 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
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