527 16th Ave. SE
Dyersville, IA 52040-1959
Phone: (563) 875-7700
Fax: (563) 875-8800
527 16th Ave. SE, Dyersville, IA, US, 52040-1959
- Phone: (563) 875-7700
- Fax: (563) 875-8800
Arts & Museums
Established in 1874, the Dubuque Museum of Art is Iowa's oldest cultural institution.
Fittingly located on the banks of Mississippi River, National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is one of the most visited attractions in Dubuque. The museum comprises all those things you would expect from a museum dedicated to a river. Numerous water animals like catfish, sturgeon and turtles from the river are found inside the six giant aquariums. The premises of the museum houses the historic William M. Black steamboat, and other artifacts. Apart from these attractions, the museum also hosts various activities that are favorites among the kids visiting this place. Students can learn about the ecology through 3D/ 4D films showed at the National River Center, which was added to the existing museum in 2010. So, take some time out for your kids, and visit this amazing natural history museum to know what lies beneath the surface of the river.
Housed in an 1858 mansion, the museum offers special exhibits featuring Grant and the Civil War, mining, steam boating, clothing, geology, toys, dolls, and agriculture.
Built of native limestone, this century-old residence overlooking the Mississippi River and Lock and Dam 12 contains 10 rooms and is fully furnished with turn-of the century antiques. Items you will see include an ornate clock made in 1881, muzzle loading rifles, an early American cradle, genuine Oriental rugs, and china.
Located side by side at the eastern end of Platteville's downtown historic district, the Mining Museum & Rollo Jamison Museum include an underground guided tour of the 1845 Bevans Lead Mine, a ride in a 1931 Whitcomb 5-ton mine locomotive aboveground and exhibits relating to Platteville and area history. The Rountree Gallery, featuring works by area artists, is located on the second floor of the Mining Museum building.
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., this museum contains Civil War relics, household antiques, and numerous artifacts on McGregor history. It is closed on Mondays.
The Fort Crawford Military Hospital treated and cared for the wounded, Dr. William Beaumont was the surgeon who pioneered the research pertaining to digestion system at this hospital only. Over the period, the structure was neglected only to be restored in the 19th Century. Currently, the Fort Crawford Museum displays various collections in its different rooms that pertain to medicine and medical history. You can check-out Dr. Beaumont's experiments, an antique pharmacy and much more at this museum. For detailed information, check its website.
Operated by the non-profit Prairie du Chien Historical Society, the Fort Crawford Museum features more than 50 historical exhibits in three buildings, the Fort Military Hospital, Museum of Prairie du Chien and the Visitor Center/Museum Store. The Fort Crawford Museum is open from May through October.
This reconstructed depot houses a local history museum with a number of artifacts and displays about the area plus a tourism information center.
The First Capitol Historic Museum is a gratis monumental museum located outside Belmont, Wisconsin. It comprises of a couple of buildings that were previously utilized by territorial legislators. It is a great attraction for tourists to find out about the origins of the territory wherein the structuring of law and order of the current state government took birth. The museum can be visited from June to September. The time schedule says 10:00a to 4:00p, and on an average, a tour length goes on to around 30 minutes.
Owned and operated by the Linn County Historical Society, the Carl and Mary Koehler History Center's permanent gallery include information and displays on archaeology, Native Americans, farming, the train station, immigration, local industries and people who have had an impact on the history of Linn County.
With over 7,200 paintings ranging from Roman era to the present days, the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art merits a visit from all those passionate about fine arts. The museum also boasts of the largest collection of Grant Wood works, which is a must go for all his fans. The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art offers guided tours through the museum that will give you detailed information on all the exhibits. The museum also conducts events and shows that regularly which find locals coming in. To know more about the museum or book a tour, check the website.