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Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum

503 South St., Waterloo, IA 50701
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Waterloo
Type: Specialty Museums
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- Aug 10, 2014
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Iowa City, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I took my son, daughter, and their friends because my son needed to visit a planetarium to fulfill a Boy Scout Astronomy merit badge requirement. It is odd that the planetarium is in the same museum as the Veterans museum. After the planetarium show the kids wanted to explore the museum. We had not planed on it or realized it... More

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I work at a museum, so I am picky about other museums. I thought this museum is very well done. I love the interactive they offer, and I think my fiancee and I had more fun then his teenagers! The staff at the desk was very friendly and nice to talk with. I would definitely go back again!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Veterans and their family specially grand kids will get a whole new understanding of what the veteran went through and discover a whole new meaning for the Veteran. Highly recommend this for the whole family

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Waterloo, Iowa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I visited with my family and dad. Every war with it's history is covered. I thought the most fascinating part was the video tapes of actual veterans from each war. It makes you feel like you are there with them. Very educational

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Waterloo, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

this is one of the best war museum in the Midwest save a day for this museum because there is plenty to see .be sure an see the Sullivan brother exhibits

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Scotts, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Being named the "Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum" can be somewhat deceiving. Although their are some excellent material regarding the Sullivan Brothers, the Iowa Veterans are the true story. There is great coverage of the Civil War to the present with a special emphasis on WWI and WWII. With the audio pieces, one can journey through this museum and listen... More

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Waterloo, Iowa
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79 reviews 79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The story of the Sullivan Brothers is very inspirational. It is hard to attend the museum without tearing up over the story of these 5 brave men all losing their lives while defending our freedom. Definitely a "must see" for any vets and their families.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Nice veterans museum in downtown Waterloo. Many different exhibits and movies honoring veterans in all major wars. Also has a planetarium and historical exhibits from northeast Iowa.

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Ionia, Iowa, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I took my Dad,son and granddaughter to see the M*A*S*H exhibit because My Dad is a Korean vet, my son loves history and i thought my granddaughter should know what her Great Papa did for this country .

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Columbia, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This museum is a hidden treat in Waterloo. There are very moving and informative exhibits, well displayed and well explained. The Grout Museum attached is also well worth your time. If you're an Iowan especially, this museum hits close to the heart. Very moving examples of real experiences and sacrifices during various wars and you get a real flavor of... More

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