I wouldn't quite call this a legitimate museum. It's located in a building on the University of Iowa campus, and is split in half by a huge lecture hall that was in use while I was there so you had to walk all the way down to the ground floor to get up the other side of the museum. The main attractions seem to be the Hall of Birds and the Hall of Mammals. Each had a really extensive collection of taxidermy, as well as skeletons of many of the animals. These animals seem like they've been around for a LONG time, and several were faded and cracking. There was a whale skeleton suspended from the ceiling, which was pretty awesome. Most of the museum looked like it hadn't been touched for at least 40 years though. It was free so I'm not going to complain too much, but I would have gladly paid a small admission fee if I knew it would go towards keeping the place maintained and up-to-date.
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