• Welcome to the Gold Star Military Museum!

  • Our WWI exhibit has been updated recently with new artwork

  • The WWII Pacific Theater collection has some recent additions


New Rules and Guidelines

  • *Capacity Limits: 25
  • *All Visitor MUST wear a face covering/mask or NO Entry
  • *No food of any kind allowed
  • *No drinking containers of any kind including water bottles
  • *No Umbrellas
  • *No bags (Exception purses and diaper bags)
  • If you have an elevated temperature, you will not be allowed to enter the museum.
  • Social Distancing of at least 6 feet will be required of all visitors unless you are a family or group (less than 10 people).

Virtual Tour Receives Ranking!

Iowa Gold Star Military Museum Recognized by Mark Catton made the Top 5 Best Virtual Reality Tours.
  • CIA Museum - McLean, VA
  • Behringer Crawford Museum - Covington, KY
  • Field Museum - Chicago, IL
  • National Museum of Natural History - Washington, D.C.
  • Iowa Gold Star Military Museum - Johnston, IA
If you have not tried the virtual tour, check it out!! Click here to take a virtual tour of our Museum on Google!

New: B17 Virtual Exhibit

The B-17 interactive exhibit is now available online. Click here to visit our new B-17 virtual exhibit!

Find Us

Iowa Gold Star Military Museum
7105 Northwest 70th Avenue, Johnston, IA 50131
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Virtual Tour

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Hours & Admission

Reservation Only
Seniors Only (60+)
Reservation Only
Tues - Sat
10 am to 2 pm

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Gold Star Newsletter - 4th Quarter 2020

Upcoming Events

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