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Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum

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Address: 503 South St, Waterloo, IA 50701-1517
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Great place to read about various wars, Iowan's who participated, Iowa companies that provided support, etc. Great interactive exhibits, videos, displays, etc. A planetarium is... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2016
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

Great place to read about various wars, Iowan's who participated, Iowa companies that provided support, etc. Great interactive exhibits, videos, displays, etc. A planetarium is also in the museum but we missed the presentation. There is also a great history of the Waterloo area. Well worth the visit.

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Strawberry Point, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great place to visit. Went there thinking we would spend an hour & were there 3 hours!!! Didn't realize this was included in the Grout museum!! The Veitnam display was there when we were there. Awesome & informative!!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

As a Navy veteran I am always excited when I come across anything Navy-related. The story of the Sullivan brothers is one all should know. You can read it, you can see the movie but to visit this museum is worth the time in my view. I watched the short movie in their theatre, look at all the exhibits on... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

This museum should make anyone get a better understanding of what our military has done over the years. Videos, interactives and great displays. Very nice helpful staff. Proud to say they have accepted some artifacts of my fathers from WWII. A must see for all that are old enough to appreciate and understand.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

It's a nice museum. Lots to read and learn. It really isn't for kids. They got bored very easy. There wasn't much for them to do which made it hard for us to read all the materials we wanted to.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

What a well put together museum! A great mix of interactive options and displays to read and look at. Videos are set up with motion detectors, and there is bench seating wherever there are videos. Took in the planetarium show which lasted not quite an hour. You sure can tell the care, time, and pride that went in to creating... More 

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WATERLOO
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

This museum is interactive, modern and well thought out. It tells great stories in a way that's engaging for audiences of all ages. It's not a dusty basement full of "old stuff" like so many military museums.

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Reviewed 22 June 2016

Great place to take your grandchildren. My husband is a Vietnam vet and he really enjoyed it. The displays were awesome.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

The museum has a very good layout, and some very interesting displays. As a veteran, I was impressed with the presentations. I definitely recommend this to anyone with an interest in our military past.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

We just got back from visiting this wonderful museum in Waterloo, IA yesterday. It really is a first-rate museum. The building is beautiful. You are given a dogtag that you scan at various stations to learn about what may have happened to you during various wars (I died of influenza in WWI which by simple statistics was probably correct). The... More 

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