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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.


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Five Educational Field Trips Near the DSM Metro:

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


  • 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


  • 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.

Virtual Tour

Click here to take a virtual tour of our Museum on Google!