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Museums

  • Exhibiting Iowas development by displaying a rich collection of historic artifacts and documents, the State Historical Museum focuses on the history of Iowa and its people. Iowas heritage is share...
  • This historic manor home in the heart of Des Moines was built in the 1920`s by Carl Weeks and the house was always intended to be a museum. It was built with many materials from England to give it a...
  • Encompassing 26,000 square feet the Iowa Hall of Pride is a one of a kind facility in the US showcasing the achievements of all Iowans -- student athletes, sports legends, movie stars and scientists...
  • Established in 1948, Des Moines Art Center houses an all-embracing collection of paintings, sculpture, modern-art and mixed media. The huge main gallery runs several rotating exhibitions of varying ...
  • Operated by the Davenport Fire Antique and Restoration Society, this museum is located in old Hose Company No. 4 in the Village of East Davenport. The Davenport Fire Antique and Restoration Society ...
  • Music scholars or even just music fans will be enthralled at the River Music Experience Museum that has something for all ages. The permanent exhibit showcased here is a series of 6 interactive mult...
  • This Museum is a great destination for a full day of fun and exploration. With numerous exhibits housed here on permanent display, visitors can experience the exotic culture of eastern Asia in the A...
  • Figge Art Museum in Davenport is well known for its encyclopedic collections. Serving as a major art museum for the eastern Iowa and western Illinois region, Figge Art Museum works closely with seve...
  • The Sioux City Art Center is a three-story glass atrium that has a hands-on gallery for children, 900-piece permanent collection and travelling exhibitions. It also presents exhibitions of local, na...
  • Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center is one of its kind interactive museums with 12-foot tall murals and two life size bronze monuments of the two Captains and their dog. The center showcase...
  • Sergeant Floyd Riverboat Museum and Welcome Center is housed in a dry docked river inspection ship that had served the Army Corps of Engineers for five decades. It was used on the Missouri River and...
  • Sioux City Public Museum preserves and shares the rich cultural, social and scientific heritage of Sioux City through a variety of exhibitions, educational programs and events. The museum has its or...
  • The museum is located by the Cedar River in downtown Cedar Rapids. With the mission to preserve and share the African American heritage and culture of Iowa, it presents African American life in the ...
  • This monument handed over by wealthy owners had been home to three wealthy families Sinclairs, Douglases and Halls for almost a century. The homestead was graciously left for the community that he...
  • This Museum is the leading institution in the US to preserve and interpret Czech and Slovak history and culture. Over the years since its opening this Czech and Slovak Museum has assembled an impres...
  • Here is an important part of cultural life in Cedar Rapids. The Museum of Art has over 5000 works of art under its roof and it houses the world`s largest collection of works by Grant Wood, Marvin Co...
  • Founded in 2006 this Antique Car Museum located near Iowa City on a 28,000-square-foot showroom is on the Iowa River Landing area in Coralville. A fifteen minute drive along the Coralville Ridge Mal...
  • The Iowa Children`s Museum is a huge attraction, especially for children who get inspired here to imagine, create, discover, and explore through the power of play. The museum serves through interact...
  • The University of Iowa Museum of Art was set up in 1969. It has one of the top university art collections in the country with approximately 12,400 objects consisting of diverse collections of painti...
  • Founded in 1858 this Museum is located on the University of Iowa campus at Iowa City. The museum is known for its extensive collection of birds, mammals, and Native American artifacts. Important res...
  • The Dubuque County Jail currently houses the Old Jail Museum operated by the Dubuque County Historical Society. The museum exhibits part of the Society`s collection of local history artifacts, as we...
  • This exciting museum displays special changing exhibits organized as weekend events. The Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and is accredited by the A...
  • The Historical Society can trace its beginnings to the Richard Herrmann Museum of Natural History established in the 1870s. The Society was organized in 1950 as a private, non-profit organization wi...
  • Incorporated in 1874 as the Dubuque Art Association, its collection and exhibitions were shown in the Dubuque Carnegie-Stout Public Library until 1970. Later it relocated to Flora Park Barn, then to...