• 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

In Memory of Mike Musel

The museum's historian and administrative assistant to the director recently passed away. Click here to read Mike's memorial

in memory of Mike Musel


The Museum will be closed Friday, 7/3 through Saturday, 7/4 for Independence Day

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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).
  • If you do not have a mask, please view the following youtube video from the U.S. Surgeon General showing how to make a face covering: How to Make Your own Face Covering.

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: 10am - 2pm
Seniors Only (60+): 10am - 2pm
Reservation Only: 10am - 2pm
Fri - Sat
Walk - Ins: 10am - 2pm

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Upcoming Events

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