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Johnson County Historical Society

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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U of I trip

Very well done many documents and old photos plus numerous displays. May need to visit more than... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2017
Some interesting history

We went here for the antique cars but this was part of the ticket price. Was interesting to wander... read more

Reviewed March 24, 2017
Johnston, Iowa
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4 Oct 2018
“Great museums in the Coralville area”
22 Jan 2018
“Nice history of the town. Something to do !!”
Johnson County Historical Society is a private, non-profit group committed to serving the public by furthering an appreciation of the historical and cultural heritage of the Johnson County community through education, preservation and...more
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860 Quarry Rd, Coralville, IA 52241-2226
+1 319-351-5738
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

The Antique Car Museum is full of fascinating information and cars. I learned so much last time about the history of license plates! (Who knew that would be interesting?!) Also some history and pre-map driving instructions on display. I have attended a couple of programs...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Passing through the town, we needed something to do for a few hours. We entered this small museum and perused around and the host was very informative, If you are near the area, stop by and say hello.

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Reviewed August 16, 2017

I was impressed with the cars and the history shared. The displays seemed a bit old and slightly musty.

Thank Genie533
Reviewed July 17, 2017

Small local museum near a large Mariott Hotel. Worth a visit for a couple of hours. Currently an exhibit of downtown Iowa City photos over the years. Also has an antique car collection. Check hours before going, because they are fairly limited.

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Reviewed June 13, 2017

Very well done many documents and old photos plus numerous displays. May need to visit more than once.

Thank zztopfanman
Reviewed March 24, 2017

We went here for the antique cars but this was part of the ticket price. Was interesting to wander through and read about some of the local history.

Thank Peanut977
Reviewed January 13, 2017

Great to show visitors. It is a quick view of Ia from 1840 to present. Shows the start of the Morman trail and what they went through.

Thank cdhcch
Reviewed July 22, 2016

$5 admission, children under 12 free. Focuses on towns and major figures within the County. Also has presentation on Mormon/Latter Day Saints move from Europe to Utah that was interesting. Presentation of implements, tools used. In same building with Antique Car Museum that requires another...More

Thank roadtripmajik
Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on a whim. It was very educational with many artifacts and displays with storyboards throughout. They had displays covering the Home Town Dairy, Mormons and their handcart expeditions, and Native Americans who were here. There were also areas devoted to telling brief...More

Thank lucasjda
Reviewed June 26, 2016

The Johnson County Poor Farm is in part a Historical Society property. The old living quarters are on the Historic Register, and one of only a few of the once common poor farm structures in the state still standing in its restored condition. Contact the...More

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