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Visiting the State Historical Museum

State Historical Building
600 E. Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
Free parking is available in a ramp on Grand Avenue.

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Museum Hours
Tuesday through Saturday:
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Closed Monday and official state holidays.

Family Friendly Building Amenities
Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the Historical Museum. Explore three floors of exhibits. Have fun in related activities & events for the kids, adults and school groups. Shop in the Museum Store for mammoth related items as well as a large assortment of books and gifts.

Our Historic East Village Neighborhood
Explore our newly renovated neighborhood, noted as one of Des Moines' hippest! Galleries, gift shops and restaurants are yours to explore around the terraces of the State Historic Building, located just one block away from the golden-domed State Capitol. Tired of strolling? Sit down and research your family roots across the street at the Iowa Genealogical Society.

Other Area Attractions
After meeting the Mammoth, meet some other critters at the zoo, visit a historic farm or check out an event at one of the many cultural, historic & entertainment venues and see Des Moines!

If Des Moines is just one stop in your travel plan, find other interesting places and events to explore as you Travel Iowa.