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Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum

503 South St., Waterloo, IA 50701
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Waterloo
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Waterloo, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Enjoyed this museum with my dad and son. Father was a Vietnam vet so there was a section dedicated to that conflict/war. Many learning stations and clean.

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Danville, KY
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

During spring break this year many local attractions offered admission for one dollar a person. Entertainment was enhanced with crafts & other outside organizations. Our grandchildren loved the afternoon we spent visiting this museum. Local history was interesting as was general information.

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Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
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95 reviews 95 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The war displays are new and interesting. The interactive features show well enough. The local angle is great. I need to go back again and dig deeper into the war displays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This museum was not on our list of must sees but we are certainly glad we went to see it. The museum is very well kept and had wonderful exhibits about the Iowans who experienced the wars. You really get a good feel about how those men and women felt about their country and fighting for their freedom. There were... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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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
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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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24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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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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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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