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Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum

503 South St, Waterloo, IA 50701-1517
+1 319-234-6357
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Gem in our back yard

We had never visited this museum & found it to be a “Gem in our own backyard” It was very... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Waterloo, Iowa
via mobile
Very moving

This display is combined with the Grout Museum. It's nicely done but could use more descriptions... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
via mobile
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503 South St, Waterloo, IA 50701-1517
+1 319-234-6357
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We had never visited this museum & found it to be a “Gem in our own backyard” It was very informative & really interesting! We spent most of the afternoon there & would gladly go back again! Very well done.

Thank _iaholic57
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

This display is combined with the Grout Museum. It's nicely done but could use more descriptions. The audio triggering dog tags fail to trigger audio so much is possibly lost. Also, a few benches could allow persons to ponder the conflicts our spouses and relatives...More

Thank Nama5
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This museum is dedicated to the 5 Brothers who went to war together and lost their lives together, helping to change the way the military changed the way they allowed families to go to war. It was an excellent display and also has displays of...More

Thank cware0901
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This was very informative. If you know of someone that was or is a veteran from Iowa they would appreciate any information or picture. Very nice displays.

Thank Janet N
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This museum is very nice, commemorating not only the five Sullivan Brothers who all died after the sinking of their ship during World War II, but all military as well, in particular those from Waterloo and environs. A very nice gentleman discussed the statue of...More

Thank Roy C
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

One would expect to find a classy museum of this magnitude in a much larger metropolis. This exhibit not only encompasses the wars Iowa Veterans took part in through a vivid display of artifacts and recreations of scenes relevant to each era, but also reveals...More

Thank PatMargie
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped here with my kids (10 & 13). Very affordable. Kids and adults can get a dog tag when you pay that you can scan in each section to find out who you are and what you did. Several interactive screens, a tank for kids...More

Thank Lylone
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We went expecting a decent museum. We have seen quite a few on this trip. We were pleasantly surprised to find it much more than we expected. We spent 90 minutes there because we arrived late, but could have easily doubled the time. It gives...More

Thank 2WiscOnsinTravelers
Reviewed 31 March 2017

a Great place for history buffs, I could have spent hours there. so awesome lots of fun. Amazing tribute to the Sullivans.

Thank Samantha G
Reviewed 27 March 2017

There are essentially two parts to this museum.... part one is dedicated to the history of wars with the Civil War through today's conflicts and the other part is dedicated to a depiction of Iowa life in the Cedar Valley along with a history of...More

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Response from Bruce H | Reviewed this property |
I do not recall seeing that book in the bookstore