One Of The Last WWII POW Camp Sites Is Right Here In Iowa And It’s So Worth A Visit
When most people think of World War II in the United States, they think of the coasts. Countless ships headed out from the harbors, off to the European and Pacific fronts. On the West Coast, there was the constant fear of attacks from Japan. But surprisingly, a major piece of World War II history can be found right here in Iowa. In the small town of Algona, a camp played host to around 10,000 German prisoners of war starting in 1944. That site, which was abandoned in 1946 after the conclusion of the war, is now home to a unique WW2 museum in Iowa – the Camp Algona POW Museum. It’s a time capsule back to this important era, as well as a tribute to those who fought in the war, and you can see it for yourself.
Have you been to the Camp Algona POW Museum? Let us know about your experience in this WW2 museum in Iowa in the comments section. You can visit their website or Facebook page to learn more about their hours and features. And while you’re in Algona, why not pay a visit to the town’s most famous restaurant and bakery?
Address: Camp Algona POW Museum, 114 S Thorington St, Algona, IA 50511, USA
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