10 Unique Museums In Iowa That You Must Visit At Least Once

Where can you find a museum dedicated to hobos or antique farm toys? The answer is…only in Iowa. We Iowans are lucky to have some very cool, very unique museums right at the tips of our fingers. With so much to explore it can be hard to figure out where to start. Luckily for you, we have a list for that. Here are 10 of the most unique and hidden museums in Iowa that you have to visit at least once.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

What are some other unique or quirky hidden museums in Iowa that you know about? We’d love to hear about your favorites!

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Hidden Museums In Iowa

September 07, 2021

What are some hidden gems in Iowa I should visit?

Have you ever visited The Swinging Bridge in Columbus Junction, Iowa? How about Crystal Lake Cave in Dubuque? Read our article, 10 Enchanting Spots In Iowa You Never Knew Existed, to learn about some of the state’s best hidden gems. You can also take our Ultimate Iowa Hidden Gem Road Trip that will take you to 10 little-known spots around the state like Pikes Peak State Park in McGregor, the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, and the John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum in Waterloo.

What are some unique day trips in Iowa?

Are you ready for a unique day trip adventure? Read our post on 11 Unique Day Trips In Iowa for some ideas to places like the Villages of Van Buren, the Amana Colonies, and Des Moines’ Historic East Village. 

What are the best road trips to take in Iowa?

If you’re looking for a road trip in the great state of Iowa, how about a waterfalls road trip? Or maybe a haunted road trip is more your style? Get some ideas in our article, 8 Unforgettable Road Trips To Take In Iowa Before You Die