THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED SATURDAY, JULY 2ND THROUGH MONDAY, JULY 4TH FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY.

HAVE A SAFE HOLIDAY!

Memorial Day 2022 Event Photos



  • 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

News:

New Oral History Interviews!

Vist the new Veteran Oral History interviews Sponsored by Bravo of Greater Des Moines!

Our Used Book Store is Open!

Paperback books $1
Hardcover books $2
DVDs 25 cents and VHS tapes are FREE!!

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 Virtual Brick Wall

Take a moment to visit our new Virtual Brick Wall!


Groups of 10 or more require a reservation:

Click here to create a GROUP Reservation to Visit the Museum »

Five Educational Field Trips Near the DSM Metro:

Five Educational Field Trips Near the DSM Metro and guess who made the list?

Guidelines

  • Face Coverings/Mask - Optional
  • No food of any kind allowed
  • No drinking containers of any kind including water bottles
  • No Umbrellas
  • No bags (Exception purses and diaper bags)
  • We encourage social distancing.

New: B17 Virtual Exhibit

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

Upcoming Events

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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

Sun - Mon: Closed
Tues - Fri: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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