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Come visit the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum today. The Iowa Gold Star Military Museum honors the heroic service of all Iowa veterans, as we collect, preserve and exhibit materials illustrating the story of Iowa’s military past, from statehood to the present. Our mission is to honor and depict the military experiences of Iowa citizens in all wars, homeland defense and service to the state.

Information

Exhibits

  • Spanish-American War
  • Civil War
  • World War I (WWI)
  • World War II (WWII)
  • Cold War
  • Korean War
  • Vietnam War
  • Persian Gulf War
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom
  • Iowa State Patrol

Facilities

  • Brig. Gen. (IA) Edward W. Bird Memorial Library
  • The Ruptured Duck Gift Shop
  • Museum Book Store
  • Col. Al Rolfes Education Center
  • More than 30,000 square feet of exhibit and storage space.

Hours

Mon - Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday
Closed
Holidays
Closed

The Museum is closed Sundays and selected Holidays.

Admission

Museum admission is always free