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Museum is interesting, covering several different wars. Entrance price is reasonable and veterans... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
San Antonio, Texas
Fantastic veterans museum

The veterans portion was well organized from Civil War to current conflicts. Some of the best... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

The museum was okay. The parking was very confusing, but we finally made it. The most disappointing thing was there was one small room actually dedicated to the Sullivan Brothers. I now realize it was dedicated to them. The exhibits focused on the Iowa war...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

Museum is interesting, covering several different wars. Entrance price is reasonable and veterans get a discount. The Viet Nam war exhibit was especially sobering. There is a gift shop but seemed to be a little pricey. All in all a meaningful experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

The veterans portion was well organized from Civil War to current conflicts. Some of the best summaries and videos I've seen, plus local angles and the home front. Very nice tributes to the fallen throughout. Lots of interactive stuff for all ages. The scannable dog...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

When we were through we were not sure if we had seen both portions or not--history in general and war history... Butterflies were grogeous! Kids of ALL ages should climb into the Sherman tank for a photo op. You could spend hours watching film clips...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Nice museum named for the Sullivan Brothers. Interactive dog tags can be scanned throughout the museum to see "who" you were during war conflicts. Kept my daughter engaged.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Very interesting in tying together the war as it was waged overseas and how it played on the home-front with regard to World War II and also good coverage on other conflicts from the Civil War through Afghanistan and Iraq. The oral history videos from...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 4, 2018

Our experience here was great. The whole museum is laid out well, great exhibits and honestly, very honorable presented. It has history from the civil war to the current conflicts, and includes a special exhibit on The Sullivan Brothers, part of Waterloo lore and the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jac620710
Reviewed March 12, 2018

My husband who is a Veteran, and I took my sister and our children here over the weekend. We had a wonderful time. We didn't realize how long it would take to get through all the exhibits and I am sure we probably missed something....More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Get place a must visit when your on Waterloo Iowa. Very well put together. Enjoyed it so much going back next month.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Ken F
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

We took our two grandchildren ages 5 and 7. They had a wonderful time. The facility is very informative and appropriately laid out. Lots of interactive videos.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Ed F
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I do not recall seeing that book in the bookstore