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Matchstick Marvels Museum

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319 2nd St, Gladbrook, IA 50635-7718
+1 641-473-2410
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Marvels with Matchsticks

You just cannot really appreciate this until you visit. They have many models created entirely out... read more

Reviewed December 23, 2017
Kerry M
Looked great through the window----only open April 1 to November 30

I didn't fully read the description of the Matchstick Marvels Museum and found out it was only open... read more

Reviewed December 19, 2017
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319 2nd St, Gladbrook, IA 50635-7718
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Reviewed December 23, 2017

You just cannot really appreciate this until you visit. They have many models created entirely out of matchsticks and glue, and all hand-glued by one talented craftsman. Some are relatively small, and others are gigantic. Some of the large models are on display only for...More

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Reviewed December 19, 2017

I didn't fully read the description of the Matchstick Marvels Museum and found out it was only open April-November after I drove all the way there. Looking through the window it seemed like a really fun and unusual place to visit. Maybe, next time going...More

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Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

This place is small when you first walk in. But the models made of match sticks are incredible. The artist has made replicas of characters, military equipment, buildings, etc. Some of the works contain 1 million match sticks. His work is so good and usual...More

Thank Steven H
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

Matchstick Marvels Museum was an incredible find in small town Iowa. Even when you drive down the main street and find this unassuming building you still have no idea how much you will be amazed by when you enter. Inside you will find some of...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

We ventured in to this small town to visit here. It's amazing what this man could accomplish in such detail. Really a cool place to visit.

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Reviewed July 30, 2017

Make sure you've got the kids in tow when you make this visit. They will marvel right along with you as you see the Millenium Falcon come to life right before your eyes. And the kicker is? It's made entirely out of matchsticks. See the...More

Thank David W
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Reviewed July 29, 2017

I first had my doubts about this attraction but as soon as I entered I was taken back by the size of the exhibits. The amount of time and talent required to assemble the sculptures is staggering. It is well worth the price of admission.

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Reviewed July 20, 2017

STAR WARS EXHIBIT AWESOME as every other exhibit displayed. I was fortunate to see Pat as he had stopped in the day I visited. Volunteers are there to assist. A video is available that shows how he started his art work. Others have posted great...More

Thank Linda C
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Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

Wow! What a great attraction. It was worth the drive. The gentlemen that was staffing the display was very knowledgeable.

Thank Tyler M
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Reviewed July 2, 2017

This attraction is well worth the drive off the beaten path. It is neat to see what this person has done and how many little details is in each piece he has put together, it truly is amazing. My kiddo of 13 was very happy...More

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