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World Food Prize Hall of Laureates

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The docents are wonderful and can tell the story behind both the World Food Prize and all the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
State College, Pennsylvania
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We have seen the sign for World Food Prize but had no idea what it was about. The Hall of Laureates... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mary K
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The Norman E. Borlaug Hall of Laureates - home of The World Food Prize - is a public museum, educational facility and a place of inspiration for all. This magnificently restored Beaux Arts space celebrates the spirit of giving, emphasizing the...more
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100 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1767
+1 515-245-3735
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The docents are wonderful and can tell the story behind both the World Food Prize and all the details of the building. If you are interested in agriculture and food security, this is a stop that can’t be missed!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have seen the sign for World Food Prize but had no idea what it was about. The Hall of Laureates is about the recipients of the World Food Prize and ideas about agriculture and how it effects us all. You can take guided tours...More

Thank Mary K
Reviewed September 3, 2018

This former City Library now is home to the World Food Prize of Laureates. We were lucky enough to visit on Tuesday, which is the only day guided tours are offered. You can do a self-guided tour on Saturday, but I highly recommend the guided...More

1  Thank BSU-ISU
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

So it seems that this American guy won the Nobel peace prize and tried to get them to have a prize for food & agriculture. That wasn’t possible so a similar prize was established separate from Nobel. Then it was decided that a place was...More

5  Thank pacuthbertson
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Got a private tour of the building, and was also here for a reception. The interior is amazing, including the stained glass dome. Nice photo exhibit upstairs. Be sure to check out the WPA mural in the basement.

2  Thank Pigeonherder
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

It's a breathtaking setting for a wedding or social event, indoors or out (spring through fall). You are surrounded by art, beauty and gorgeous gardens in an intimate setting. If you at all enjoy architecture, gardening or are interested in the important work of feeding...More

1  Thank prairiedog
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Since most Americans have no idea where their food comes from, this is a great and beautiful place to take the entire family for some real education. The beautiful Beaux-Arts building is a sight to behold and the honorees of the World Prize deserve every...More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

This museum is in what was previously the library so the building and gardens are beautiful. There is so much beautiful art inside. This is about the different people that have made outstanding contributions to agriculture and feeding the world. It’s a must see and...More

1  Thank Tyke555
Reviewed May 27, 2018

I have to be honest, before my daughter told me she was having her wedding here, I had never heard of the place. I also had no idea what what it was all about. So, let me give you the quick run down. This used...More

3  Thank Joe B
Reviewed March 21, 2018

This was not what we expected. It was interesting. The tour guide was what made it good. I would not go through without a tour guide. Kids would probably be bored.

1  Thank MinnesotaRandy
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November 20, 2017|
Response from ronsus | Reviewed this property |
I would look on their web-site and get a phone number to call. They give a good tour.