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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame Museum

243 W Broadway St, Arnolds Park, IA 51331-7779
+1 712-332-6540
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Great Potential, Just Getting Going

My wife and I and a friend wandered into the Iowa Rock N Roll Hall of Fame on a Thursday morning... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tim D
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Omaha, Nebraska
Not Sure What They Were Thinking...

The museum is in the process of being moved and renovated. So...here's their solution. Leave all... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Russell O
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The Iowa Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame is currently in the process of transitioning into our new space. Please be patient with us while we work to make our new museum. The Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association exists to preserve the legacy of rock ‘n roll music in Iowa by honoring achievements, educating youth, and inspiring artists. Established in 1997, we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit statewide organization with four service areas: Hall of Fame Recognition, Rock ‘n Roll Museum, Community Events, and Educational Outreach.
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“baby boomers” (2 reviews)
“great lakes” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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243 W Broadway St, Arnolds Park, IA 51331-7779
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+1 712-332-6540
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I and a friend wandered into the Iowa Rock N Roll Hall of Fame on a Thursday morning while out for a long walk. The history is there, but the exhibited pieces are few. I suspect the place will grow as will...More

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IowaRockNRoll, Museum Administrator at Iowa Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback! We hope that you return to check in on us and the progress we are making as the summer continues. Within the next two to three weeks our Hall of Fame Wall will be going up a long with an...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is in the process of being moved and renovated. So...here's their solution. Leave all the memorabilia in the old location and keep it closed and locked until the new location is ready. In the meantime, open up the new location and put pictures...More

Thank Russell O
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IowaRockNRoll, Front Office Manager at Iowa Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Russel for your feedback! Unfortunately, we did not have the option to continue staying in our previous location. We are disappointed that we will not be able to show the many artifacts we have collected over the years! They have been moved out...More

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Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

We loved it and will come back with kids Gary place to visit on your honey moon it takes you back down memory lane with music was simple and fun

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IowaRockNRoll, Museum Administrator at Iowa Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback! We encourage you come back with kids, absolutely! Next summer we should have interactive displays where kids can touch instruments, listen to music and have a more physical experience with the history of Iowa Rock 'n Roll!

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

This is a small but well-done museum. Its location is right in the heart of Arnold's Park with ample parking nearby. The workers are friendly and helpful yet will let you browse independently if you desire to do so. There many other places to see...More

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Reviewed October 1, 2017

It is free. Not much to see. It's right next to Arnold's Park, the queen and a small shopping center. There are places to eat or get a drink close by.

Thank Diane T
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Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

Interesting to see the impact Iowa had on America's music. Liked seeing the recognition of local musicians. Great staff, very helpful.

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Reviewed August 29, 2017

Lots of stuff in one small place. Has a great juke box with all the oldies you can play at no charge.

Thank Tom B
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Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

It wasn't as interesting as we thought it would be, but had some information that we found interesting. The best part for us was the information on the plane crash in Clear Lake.

Thank B A
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Reviewed June 13, 2017

Yes, it's all about the Big Bopper, Buddy Holly and Richie Valens - and those of that era that toured in the Iowa Great Lakes area. It's very small, but I loved the old tape recorders, posters and stories of those legends. If you're not...More

Thank Andy W
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Reviewed January 9, 2017

I have gone to the museum several times with family. It is a small museum. You need to know something about rock and roll for the collection to name any sense. Kids would be bored with it. It would appeal to baby boomers. I went...More

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